Tag Archives: biology

Cybersecurity Data Science: Adopting a Medical Paradigm

July 24, 2017

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An Uncomfortable Status Quo This month, barely eight weeks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, yet another destructive worm attack has disabled systems and compromised data globally: PetrWrap (AKA NotPetya, Nyetya, or GoldenEye). Beleaguered cybersecurity professionals have responded yet again with a flurry of patches and guidance to plug the holes. Based on trending events, there is […]

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Correlation versus Causation: The Science, Art, and Magic of Experimental Design

August 17, 2013



Recently I was chastised for being ‘unnecessarily obscure’ for reacting to a specious conclusion by suggesting that it risked ‘conflating correlation with causation’. Guilty as charged!  I apologize:  the expression is quite a mouthful and requires unraveling for those unfamiliar with the nuances of the applied experimental method.  However, I feel passionately that this concept […]

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Analytics insight from biological systems

June 6, 2012


bio- systems analytics as management metaphor

Network structures and information signaling patterns gleaned from the biological world may provide more than metaphoric insight into business analytics.  With deeper insight into biology from an information systems perspective, patterns for optimal analytics architectural solution patterns may be derived. Extrapolating from cellular signaling network research, organizations can similarly be studied using Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Multi-Agent […]

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