It is exciting to launch jeffreyritter.com and it is also great fun to launch my blog. Thank you for taking an interest.
With this blog, I hope to share with you how I look at the world, and what we each have to do in order to build trust in our digital information assets. Each day, we are seeing more and more media focus on trust—IBM advertising, Federal cyber-identity initiatives, corporate CEO annual report letters.
But to do something about trust—that is a very different agenda. “Building digital trust” means, for each of us, leveraging our professional skills so we can do our job better, faster, and with greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of the information we store in our wired network and devices.
With the rules, the risks and the rewards shifting every day, on a global basis, what I have learned is that, for any professional, the most valued treasure is a portfolio of the right questions they need to be asking. Those questions help illuminate the entire landscape on which they must do their job—a terrain described by legal, technology, business and political variables.
Those variables include the constant innovation and creativity displayed by the bad actors that want to steal, disrupt, bring down and degrade our systems and our digital information. Our success against those hostile forces is measured by our success in building and sustaining digital trust.
I hope you find each of my postings will help you improve your peripheral vision of the full picture, and better chart the path forward in your own work.