It was a gray day, the morning sun hidden by clouds. The much-needed rain was here. Everything green awaited nourishment — the opportunity to capture the sky’s nectar for dry hours and dry days to come.

I had just finished enjoying my morning coffee and walked out the door and…


Opportunities Within The Winds Of Change

Change is inevitable. Every creature, every life-form present on Earth, from the smallest cell to the largest tree, is always evolving, ever-expanding its consciousness in a dualistic dance of being. What’s occurring within my experience, within my environment? Should I change? Is it safe? Am I warm? Am I satiated…


Understanding An Interchangeable SIEM Architecture

At its core, a SIEM (Security Incident & Event Management) ingests, filters, normalizes and alerts upon events provided by downstream systems. Some SIEM vendors also venture into the event collection and aggregation arena to provide a richer view of event data from specific resources like Windows or Linux servers. The…


Defining and Delivering A Successful Zero-Trust Initiative

Zero-Trust is how Information Security empowers the business to deliver its imperatives by seamlessly enabling the use of nearly any service from anywhere utilizing identity-centric security. What does key core capabilities does this statement include? Anything identity-based control or capability that you choose to include. There isn’t a wrong answer…


I’ve Never Regretted Being Compassionate

Neiman sat down at the far end of the conference table nearly six feet away and even with this distance between us, he still felt intimidating. …


The Power Of A Human Connection

This Series

This article is part of a series called Connected Leadership. It revolves around the observations or lessons a father wrote about in his memoir, You Are Held In Love. The specific lessons addressed in this article are:

  • If you want to change your life, change your language — This lesson…


How Judgement Hides Accountability

This Series

This article is part of a series called Connected Leadership. It revolves around the observations or lessons a father wrote about in his memoir, You Are Held In Love. The specific lessons addressed in this article are:

  • We create through being — Because we are, we create. Our beingness is…

How Judgment Eliminates Opportunity

Diversity is essential to life, literally fueling nature — integrated differences creating conditions that create life. Sameness is not a natural product of creation. Regardless of the appearance of similarity, everything is distinctly unique, driven through evolution. The continued evolution of identifying business requires a leader to foster diversity. Diversity…


A Father's Memoir On Life Applied To Business

In December of 2019, I finished the memoir, You Are Held In Love. Written as an offering to my children, it identified over a dozen patterns I had discovered about how life moved, about how life operated. After a life-altering spiritual awakening polished the lens of my internal vision, offering…


Using FICO As A Framework For Your Security Posture

Did you know FICO is a company, not an acronym? FICO, originally Fair, Isaac and Company, provides data analytics focused on credit scoring. FICO influenced the consumer credit risk industry so heavily that its name became the de facto measure depicting consumer credit risk. …

Chuck Johnson

A witness to life; it’s patterns, tendencies and flow. A discoverer of the essence of things. A creator of flow from observation.

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