the message and the medium

by Michael Werneburg
on 2017.03.27

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August, 2017
· evaluating third party cyber risk

July, 2017
· getting it wrong with R
· de-identifying health information
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June, 2017
· gaming Google news
· privacy in this day and age
· another record breach
· writing an industry standard
· ISACA article accepted

May, 2017
· Covey time-management quadrants
· safe harbor de-identification of health data
· an ISACA article

April, 2017
· my guide on managing third party risk
· PMP for five years
· metrics that matter
· 720 reads in 48 hours
· I lost my job

March, 2017
· farewell, SIRA board
· the message and the medium
· an interesting take on consulting


A former colleague on the SIRA board published this article to LinkedIn.

It led me to realize what I'd been doing, recently. I've been unsubscribing from all of my email feeds and have so far let go of some thirty (30!) feeds. In their stead, I've been going back to my backlog of unread books.

And what I've found: better written, better researched material that is free of several off-putting things that come with the "blogosphere" and platforms like LinkedIn or Medium: inappropriate political slant; limited perspective (I'm a success in this one job, all environments must therefor match my experience!); un-vetted ideas; incomplete ideas; proof-reading; etc.

As my eyes age, I find I can only read so much in a day. I'm going to spend less time chasing the random reading you get online and focus on the improved quality of the printed book.

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