The Risk Roundtable: EP 18. Security / Analytical Bias.

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In the latest episode of the Risk Roundtable, Dave, Jen, and Andy looked at the increasingly important idea of security bias and security blindness. The group specifically looked at how bias in analysis can lead to security blindness and the minimization and exaggeration of threats. Within the analytical community it is important to note how bias exists in virtually everything and the team discussed ways in which bias could exist from the analyst, but also by those that receive the data. The Risk Roundtable crew discussed some of the root causes and how this can lead to and continue a cycle of misinformation and disinformation if not handled correctly. In fact, the more divisive our politics become, the more bias our media, the more people – politicians, the media, social media, foreign governments, and others – fan the flames of division, the more challenging the role of the analyst can become. In the end, bias is a discussion that is encouraged to be had by all organizations to ensure they are accurately representing the threats and risks to the organization.

Next the team looked at their roulette items (Dave even shared the theme song on demand!) reminding listeners of the Microsoft Exchange Vulnerability and to update their systems. In addition, as reopenings are occurring around the world in varying degrees, it is important that organizations review security plans and processes. Items highlighted in the Podcast include:

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