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Maverick* Research: Zen and the Art of Security

Published: 24 June 2019

ID: G00388221

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann , Lucas Kobat , William Candrick


Officially disclosed technology vulnerabilities constantly increase, with no end in sight. What if security and risk management leaders inadvertently contributed to societal vulnerabilities? It’s time to change the prevailing mindset. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Taking a Zen Approach to Breaking the Cycle
  • Example: Artificial Intelligence Deployment
    • Zen Practice No. 1: Meditation Practice/Insight Into the Nature of Things
    • Zen Practice No. 2: Personal Expression
    • Zen Practice No. 3: Rigorous Self-Control

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