Author: Keil Hubert

Sherman’s March to the C:\

Author: Keil Hubert

The more storage space a person is given, the less disciplined that person will be in deciding what should and shouldn’t be stored there. This is especially true in enterprise networks, where data storage is cheap, people can be cavalier, and detritus can accumulate until even the largest SANs are choked off with non-work-related content.

The American View: Reach Out and Support Someone

Author: Keil Hubert

Insider threat cases are all over the news right now. Companies are eager to invest in complex, comprehensive monitoring technologies to detect potential rogue employees. Automated monitoring, though, can’t provide the empathy, support, and nuanced analysis that a fellow human... Read more

The American View: Bloodless Sport

Author: Keil Hubert

Power dynamics at the executive level can seem peculiar to an outsider. Instead of violence or decisive battles, many organisations’ internal power struggles seem to consist largely of petty insults and minor public posturing. That’s a reflection of zero-sum credibility... Read more

The American View: ALICE Packs in Wonderland

Author: Keil Hubert

There are several useful techniques for teaching professional skills. Some techniques are better than others depending on the nature of the skill, how it’ll be employed, and how social it is in execution. Inculcation – learning through doing – is... Read more

The American View: Never Save the Best for Last

Author: Keil Hubert

If your company is going to do core process thing right, make it the New-Hire On-Boarding process. Set your workers up for success from the beginning, and they’ll be more likely to contribute to a positive, productive culture. When I... Read more

The American View: Your Paper, Please

Author: Keil Hubert

People often have odd reasons for their office behaviour. Security investigators need to be aware that their enthusiasm to catch a miscreant might cause them to assume ill intent where there’s no conscious intent at all.   People usually have... Read more

The American View: The New Hire’s Lament

Author: Keil Hubert

The notion that businesses have flawless, optimised processes for bringing new employees aboard is more an aspiration goal than a statement of fact. New entrants to the workforce are often shocked to discover that even enterprise-tier organisations don’t seem to... Read more

The American View: The Tell-Tale Heart

Author: Keil Hubert

To effectively solve a problem, you first have to accurately define the problem. Lots of business leaders don’t appreciate just how difficult it can be to correctly diagnose technical problems or security incidents in an enterprise-grade network. I survived a... Read more

The American View: Doesn’t Work for Me

Author: Keil Hubert

Vapid training is often worse than not training at all, especially when it comes to management and leadership skills. So, why do companies keep hiring ineffective and substance-free trainers to waste their workers’ time? Probably because the boss’s impression of... Read more

The American View: Smoking Breaks

Author: Keil Hubert

Some organisations’ scope of authority extends far beyond the inside of their facilities. This can be traumatic (and career-limiting) for workers who have never experienced a work environment where the boss can regulate what you do outside of the office.... Read more

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