January 17

I am holding the review draft in my hand!

I just received the updated draft of Into the Breach and printed it out. I’m going to read through it today and determine what I need to do before sharing it with my review team. I feel very excited and nervous right now…

In the book, we use breaches to examine the breakdown of information protection and outline a proven strategy to reverse the trend. This is a book focused on exploring, understanding and solving the problem at the core. As I lay out in the book, breach isn’t the problem, it’s the symptom. The problem is a human problem, but people are not the problem. The problem, quite simply, is that individuals have been disconnected from the process. It’s time to reverse the trend and make some real progress. I introduce a simple Strategy to Protect Information and a 5-step implementation of the strategy that anyone can apply and get results. I want to put forth a work that changes the way people protect information.

The review process begins next week. The focus of the review is to make sure the concepts are tight and illustrated with the right examples. The initial audience of the book is the business executive faced with the challenge of protecting information while running the business. I have an amazing team of reviewers, but as I come down to the wire, I welcome more critical review. If you have the passion and experience to read an unfinished work, you can help! If you have time in the next two weeks to explore my concepts and offer me constructive feedback before it gets published, send me an email. I’m going to work through a brief review period (2-3 weeks) and then the executive edition of the book will go to print.

Yes, you read that correctly. There are now two editions – the executive edition and an expanded (how-to) edition that will come out sometime after Ironman. Do not despair – I’ve been working on developing a guided implementation program, too, and will be announcing that in the next few weeks. 2008 is going to be a great year for us all!


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