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  • Home Network Security The installation of IOT devices within the home enables users to establish their own home based private cloud. However, these private clouds are not so private. Nefarious actors hijacked the devices intended to help improve home security. A few data points may be of use to those who wish to understand ...

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  • Necessity (not you) is the Mother of Invention Necessity (not you) is the Mother of InventionIf I have one pet peeve (I have many ) it would be the constant desire by some to invent rather than re-use existing capabilities. This problem applies to not only the solutions we deliver our customers, it applies to the very processes, tools, and techniques we use to create these solutions. We all want ...
  • Does Your Project Have a Dictionary? In this installment of  “Necessity is the Mother of Invention, Not you” we will discuss the value of using a common lexicon and dictionary in successful projects. I cannot count the number of times in my short 30 year career that I have received a document, design, project plan, process manual, or specification  in which I did not ...

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  • Definition of a System? A commonly recognized definition for system is “a combination of interacting elements organized to achieve one or more stated purposes” (SEVOCAB 2017).  Systems are often associated with man made items such as cars, computers, and software.  However, it is important to recognize that man made systems exist for mankind. Therefore, one involved with the design, ...
  • Definition of an Organization? An organization is any group formed to achieve a desired result or outcome. Products, profits, social change, national security, and services are all outcomes.  Groups perform functions and tasks to achieve these outcomes.  Groups use capabilities to perform these functions and tasks.  People, processes, tools, and knowledge form capabilities. Gaps in people, processes, tools and knowledge ...
  • Definition of Capability? Capability is the power, capacity, potential or faculty to achieve one or more outcomes. Assurance is to have confidence, certainty or trust in an entity or outcome. People, organizations, and mechanisms perform functions and tasks to achieve these outcomes.  Groups use capabilities to perform these functions and tasks.  People, processes, tools, and knowledge form capabilities. Gaps in people, processes, ...