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03 Mar 11. CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime, (IT Governance Ltd., 2008, ISBN: 978-1-905356-47-8). Culture determines everything we humans do. Leadership within the context of that culture determines the degree of successes and failures of the culture. Julie E. Mehan is one of only a few technologists to artfully and successfully tie the two concepts together in the modern cross cultural context that impacts every person on the planet – cyber security. Dr. Mehan, as displayed throughout CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime, (IT Governance Ltd., 2008, ISBN: 978-1-905356-47-8) is doubtless one of the effective leaders. The art of leadership is to generate willing followership, through logic, emotion and a sense of the outcome. Not only does Dr. Mehan set the stage with a logical culture-based explanation of the cultural roots and activities of cyber war, cyber terror and cyber crime, she does it in a very readable fashion within the political and economic context of the global cross cultural stew. Next she also places the cyber threat itself squarely within the context of the culture of the modern organization, government, business, humanitarian or any other organizational structure of modern society. That is where CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime ever so subtly analyzes organizational leadership and its importance to cyber security. That is where her work switches from setting the historical stage to grabbing the gut of every executive vested with leadership responsibility for achieving the organization’s objectives. That is where CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime becomes not historical background but mandatory reading for organizational leaders, especially those of dysfunctional organizations. Having seen my share of dysfunctional organizations, both from within and without, and in government and in business I can assure you that when reading CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime you will be forced to examine not just your organization’s cyber security effectiveness, but you will examine the effectiveness of every aspect of your organization and be guided through an examination of the culture, leadership and effectiveness of your entire organization, exactly what Dr. Mehan intends for you to do. The opening sentence of the conclusion to CyberWar, CyberTerror, CyberCrime states “If you were looking for a comprehensive manual on how to create an enterprise cyber security programme, you were likely disappointed in this text.” So true. But do not despair, the bones are there in the last half of the text where she covers standards, their history a

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