Interview No. 9: Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Deputy Research and Teaching at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich and author of various publications about cyber security. On 22.11.22 we had the pleasure to invite her as a speaker at the National Cyber Security Event, which SRA organized with SIX and SFI.

โ“๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ โ€“ ๐ข๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž?
Risk management is like having a safety net. It helps us spot and handle potential problems before they become big disasters. In business, it safeguards against financial losses and protects reputation. In our daily lives, it keeps us safe, helps us make better choices, and gives us peace of mind. It’s all about being prepared and staying ahead of the game.

โ“๐ˆ๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ โ€“ ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž๐?
I’ve learned that risk management is not just about avoiding risks, but also about embracing opportunities. It’s crucial to identify and assess risks early on, create contingency plans, and regularly monitor and adapt to changing circumstances. Communication and collaboration are keyโ€”everyone should be aware of potential risks and contribute to managing them.

โ“ย ๐ˆ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ž – ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง?
Choosing someone to get married โ€œfor lifeโ€ several decades ago. Iโ€™m saying this โ€œtongue in cheekโ€, but marriage is like embarking on a high-stakes project with unknown variables, relying on risk mitigation strategies to navigate potential pitfalls and maximize the reward potential in the form of love, companionship, and shared memories.

โ“๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค?
Embrace calculated risks. Plan and prepare. Seek knowledge and mentorship. Learn from failures. Network and collaborate. Trust your instincts. Achieve professional growth through effective risk management. And last but not least: get back up if you fall and keep trying.

โ“๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง โ€“ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž?
Iโ€™m part of this network to gain access to industry insights, best practices, and a community of risk management professionals. It helps to stay updated with the latest trends, enhance your skills, and establish valuable connections within the field. The rewards are professional growth, learning opportunities, and expanding one’s professional network.