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This column deals with some aspects of change management processes experienced almost in any industry impacted by the digital revolution: how to select, create, gather, manage, interpret, share data and information either because of internal and usually incremental scope - such learning, educational and re-engineering processes - or because of external forces, like mergers and acquisitions, restructuring goals, new regulations or disruptive technologies.

The title - I Changed My Mind Reviewing Everything - is a tribute to authors and scientists from different disciplinary fields that have illuminated my understanding of intentional change and decision making processes during the last thirty years, explaining how we think - or how we think about the way we think. The logo is a bit of a divertissement, from the latin divertere that means turn in separate ways.

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The firewalls, the filters and the logged off

Defining the basics of governance of relationships for cyber security (and more)

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Longo, Brunella (2016). The firewalls, the filters and the logged off. Defining the basics of governance of relationships for cyber security (and more). icm2re [I Changed my Mind Reviewing Everything ISSN 2059-688X (Print)], 5.7 (July).

How to cite this article?
Longo, Brunella (2016). The firewalls, the filters and the logged off. Defining the basics of governance of relationships for cyber security (and more). icm2re [I Changed my Mind Reviewing Everything ISSN 2059-688X (Online)], 5.7 (July).
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London, 9 January 2017 - Not long ago we would have talked about people management, not governance of relationships. But in a network economy businesses are rarely managed addressing people behaviours, choices and attitudes directly - especially if teams are distributed along a supply chain, belong to different organisations and not necessarily share the same values, languages, culture or time zones.

Within digital environments almost everything, from software to contents, from project management to records-keeping, is mediated by software interfaces, platforms, apps and automatic controls. Continuous or very frequent changes are also the main feature of the digital workplace compared to traditional settings, like retailing or manufacturing for instance.

Online, somebody has designed for you the workflows, the policies, the instructions and the questions and answers needed to join the team and do your job: get your username and password and come on board!

I will not discuss nor dispute here the innumerable advantages of working within a software platform and sharing the same project management tools or modelling languages. But I hope you have figured out what I am trying to say: we work in a digitised environment where we can only manage the way in which teams, processes and products are represented and connected through software. Not people actions and choices, not outcomes. Not cheating, not creativity. Here is one of the reasons why we do not talk about people management anymore, preferring most of the time other expressions - one of which, very effectively, is governance of relationships.

So, what? Sorry for the long preamble, I am getting older in asking difficult questions. So: what are the building blocks of this new discipline or practice, if any? Is there anything we should prioritise and look after, anywhere anytime to assure we make the best use of our relationships with people through the impersonal and dematerialised world of our digital workplaces?

And yes, I have an answer to this question: I believe the basics of governance of relationships for cyber security start with ...

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