Category Archives: Petryk’s Picks

Review of The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

It is almost 20 years since the bankruptcy of Enron and the resulting scandal. We are now able to review the event less emotionally and we know about other events that happened later.  Events like the demise of the sub-prime mortgage market, the Worldcom scandal, The Parmalat incident, and others.  In a sense we are in a better position to

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A review of The Fifth Domain by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake

Both of these authors have strong backgrounds in cybersecurity as it applies to government and the military. Hence the focus of this book. Security of these institutions also carries over into the private sector. The Pentagon buys from private firms as do all branches of the US government. For this reason, total security from foreign intervention must extend to all

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