An experienced security professional working as a risk analyst buys Achieving Digital Trust. Within its pages, the professional finds the story of a corporate team working to develop strong information governance policies that enable digital trust to be achieved. One of the tools presented in the story is known as the Rules for Composing Rules.
These Rules (also known as the RCRs) express 8 simple principles for how rules must be authored in order to enable them to be automated and capable of effective governance. In the book, the corporate team uses the RCRs to re-evaluate their policies and procedures and author new rules that enable their digital assets to be more effectively governed.
Now, here is the fun part of the true success story.
Within two weeks of accepting an entirely new job with a new organization, the real-life professional is asked into a meeting to discuss the risks facing the digital information assets. Using the RCRs, the existing policies are quickly viewed differently, and the professional is viewed as having an entirely different value than merely analyzing risk.
The outcome–the professional is assigned new responsibilities assisting structuring information governance. Two weeks. That is how powerful the value of the tools can be in advancing a company, and a career.
See, the Rules for Composing Rules are more than a tool for authoring rules; they are invaluable for auditing existing rules and exposing what works and what does not. The RCRs identify where the metrics required for digital trust must be calculated, in order that our machines can be trusted to calculate whether to trust information. If you want to know more about the RCR’s, send me a note or schedule a call using the sign-up form on the website! The best option–buy the book!