Archive for confidence

You are browsing the archives of confidence.

Assurance is the Reason to Trust

We want to trust that the measures we take to protect our information systems are working. But we need concrete reasons to hold that trust. We need proof that our defensive controls are doing the job and are actually protecting the system. Those reasons and that proof are known as “Assurance”. Trust tends to be […]

Ethics of Groups

Most ethical analysis processes will include some scrutiny of self, of other individuals that may be connected to the outcome of the decision, and of groups that are also in some way related to the outcome. “Self” is likely to be given some level of importance or priority over other individuals as this is the […]

Dunning Singularity Horizon

The “Dunning-Kruger” effect describes incompetence that fails to recognize itself and promotes ignorant confidence. David Dunning and Justin Kruger from Cornell University described this hypothesis in 1999 and then tested and confirmed it. “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and […]