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Critical Thinking Skills for Security Solutions

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27 - 28 September 2014

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$595 member  I  $695 nonmember

How can security professionals best assess ambiguous situations and solve difficult problems? What thinking techniques help minimize cognitive biases and encourage new insights? How do they think critically about current and future challenges?

Each day security practitioners confront real-world threats and dilemmas, often reacting instinctively to uncertainty and conflicting information rather than approaching problems critically and analytically. Structured analytic techniques help professionals frame projects, avoid analytic traps, stimulate creative alternatives, and make arguments more compelling. Understanding and applying basic critical thinking skills and structured analytic methods generate better security solutions, save time over the long run, and build collaborative teams.

This two-day workshop provides practical guidance in applying key critical thinking techniques to security problems ranging from sensitive facilities to insider threats. Learn and practice analytic strategies that improve rigor, avoid mental traps, and communicate clearly with others. Hands-on exercises and case studies teach you how to use logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate, and challenge information to effectively form decisions and outcomes.


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