Cyber Strategy and the Dunning-Kruger Effect: Could some policymakers be too unskilled to recognize their ineptitude?

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The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude (from Wikipedia).  The phenomenon was first tested in a series of experiments published in 1999 by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of the […]

Data Analytics 2014: Jeff Jonas and the Advantages of More Data

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On July 30th in northern Virginia, some of the greatest minds in analytics for business, outcomes, and mission impact gathered to share their lessons learned and experiences with data analytics. Academia, government, and industry came together to provide a comprehensive approach to investigating how we can better extract knowledge from information. The event was the 2014 Analyst […]

Personal Data Out in the Open

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What you did not know about your personal data? Reddit, Imgur, Twitch, and a couple other major internet portals are about to hand over reams and reams of user data to university professors to do research on. How can the sites do it while still maintaining users’ trust? Earlier this summer, Facebook ran into trouble […]

UPS Data Breach

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Data breaches have captured the attention of the American media several times this year. The compromise of Target’s systems and the resulting media coverage cost the corporation hundreds of millions of dollars in the first half of 2014, and the repercussions are far from over. In a recent report, the company actually lowered its earnings […]

Ensure Your Command Center/Ops Center Stays Relevant By Leveraging Wayin: See video of this broadcast media use case

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We have previously written about Wayin (I am proud to be one of their advisors). Their capabilities continue to evolve to enable organizations to continually improve how social media is used to both understand and engage. Wayin’s success in the marketplace has centered around sensemaking over social data in ways that can improve the value […]

Open Frameworks Around Pentaho Providing Blueprints for Big Data Success

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Enterprises everywhere have been seeking improved ways to make use of their data. Federal agencies have in many ways been on the cutting edge of community efforts at big data, with most all agencies either executing on a comprehensive big data strategy or empowering technologist to explore and prove out possible solutions so a strategy […]