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Connect People-Centric Security to the Digital Humanist Manifesto by Embracing Serendipity

Published: 19 May 2016

ID: G00302710

Analyst(s): Brian Prentice , Tom Scholtz


Digital humanism is a system design philosophy centered on human interests and values. It is ostensibly at odds with security convention that treats humans as the weakest link. Digital risk officers, technology strategists and CISOs must adopt PCS as an expression of digital humanism.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Capture Serendipitous Insight From Users and Exploit It to Advance the Value of Systems
  • Use PCS Principles to Enable and Support Serendipity
  • Treat PCS as an Integral Element of Digital Humanism

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