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More than everybody how you doing today in this episode of the show. We're going to compare NBA free agency to cybersecurity policy. So the last week had NBA free agency Madness if you follow the NBA at all, there was just an epic shift in where players signed contract. There was a bunch of trade there was the draft there is tons of stuff going on about a third of the League's top players switched teams.

It's absolutely crazy contracts are up there going to be moving around but there's something else going on here. Now. I'm going to give you a quick little NBA update so that you can understand this comparison. Now my beloved Toronto Raptors who won the championship this year. I have been perennially struggling and they made some really smart roster moves last year to acquire Superstar Kawhi Leonard course, his contract was up at the end of the year.

So the big question the NBA free agency was where would Kawhi Leonard go? There was a number of other free agents who were on or potential free agents who had a play Iraq. For next season, it's not uncommon for the NBA's Elite to exercise their player option to terminate their contracts in order to get a raise right? You have a really good year next year.

You could either continue on your existing contractor. You could opt out and go to free agency and makes economic sense. If you think you can get a raise or want to sign for a different team to opt out and go for there's also team options for different areas, but that's sort of beside the point.

So there was a number free agents that were exercising their option Kyrie Irving I decided to move from Boston to Brooklyn. Kevin Durant who's going to be sitting out next year also decided to go to Brooklyn and that's a huge ship from west to east Klay Thompson was injured exercises option re-signed in Golden State and then so on and so forth, but why I'm bringing this up why we're covering NBA at all is because wow there are structures in place with the NBA contracts with the collective bargaining room with a Players Association.

Something is really changed over the last few years because Kawhi Leonard. It was a free agent could sign with any team beat. Yo, he wanted to chose to go to LA LA Clippers that is as opposed to the Lakers wear LeBron and Anthony Davis are currently under contract and we'll Circle back to their but what was interesting was part of kauai's choice to go to the Clippers was that he called up Kevin Durant and ask him to join him and Kevin was surprised at that and decided to continue with his plan to go to the Laker or to the next apology to Brooklyn to sign with Kyrie Irving, but then I moved on to another friend at Paul George who is currently under contract for 2 more years with a player option for the third in Oklahoma with the Thunder.

That's really interesting why I said hey Paul get out of your contract or force a trade didn't come meet me in La for the Clippers. Now. This isn't the first time that players have forced trades his name of the first time Kawhi Leonard has been involved in a force trade.

So two years ago. Kauai side of the entire year was under contract with San Antonio. He sat at the year are injured and had a huge challenge with the organization and the basically that relationship spoiled and he eventually forced to trade with Toronto took advantage of and traded for him traded away their All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan a few other folks to get Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green similar leave this year.

There was massive trauma win, one of the top three players Anthony Davis forced his way out of New Orleans to LA to the Lakers this time to team up with LeBron James. And now we have Kawhi Leonard convincing Paul George the forces way out of Oklahoma City Oklahoma City realizing that they had no choice in the matter made sure that they got a ton of draft picks up actually the biggest haul ever first round draft picks at 5 as well as two players for Paul.

George was still under contract now, why did I bring this up? Why does anybody care unless your basketball family interesting thing here is that there are a set of rules. Policies that dictate what rights the players have under contract involuntarily sign these contracts and as we've already discussed. Sometimes there are player option years where the player can say, I don't think I can get more than you're going to pay me next year.

So I'm going to opt-in and continue on another year this contract or I think I can get more the free market. I'm going to opt out there's also team options were the team can choose whether or not that contract continues for an additional year and in those contracts. There's also no movement causes and modified no movement classes essentially saying you can't trade me at all without my permission or you can trade me to the list of the following teams without my permission anywhere else you need to come asking it's up to me.

These are always at players can can maintain control when they're under contract but as we've seen with Kawhi Leonard as we've seen with Anthony Davis and now Paul George there is the ability for Superstars and four players of sufficient importance to force their way out of these contract that you may be thinking is that crazy.

They're under contract right just like you're on Security policy, but the reality is there's a whole bunch of other factors at Play Here There is pleasure happiness. There is whether or not they're going to be collaborating with the team with the organization on the cord if they're giving it their all there's a number of factors that go in that aren't written down on paper sort of the underlying Unwritten rules in this is something you deal with everyday in cybersecurity is you can sit back all you want just take it easy lean back and go you know, what here's my security policy.

I am going to say that, you know, every endpoint you've this every server needs this here's what you can do. Here's what you can't do, you know, what doesn't work because the reality is you can design whatever you want on paper or on PowerPoint more accurately and write them down as policies and write up these architectures and as soon as things go live, there's going to be a challenge.

This is going to be difficulties. There's going to be things that need to be worked on and that's what's happening in the NBA. There's a written set of rules. Set of rules where things are having monumentis a fact in this happens every day in your organization. Like when you say hey, you're not allowed to visit.

You know, what these sites are download software and run it without this approval process, you know, what do an inventory of your endpoints again to you? There's tons of stuff out there that hasn't been approved for trying to break these rules on purpose. But because the reality of getting the job done in the most affected manner means that they need to operate with the unwritten rules now the challenge for you as a security professional when you're writing policy when you're creating controls and things like that is that you need to account for this you need to account for the reality of what happens.

There's a great discussion that happened on Twitter over the long weekend in the states and was essentially saying hey if you're starting up in a new organization today is a security pro. What would you focus on so there's some really in a sort of entry-level answers that you would expect from people new to the profession in some of the old guard the people have been there with a very pragmatic and practical response.

We're saying I hate you know, what you need to spend months understanding of the organ. Nations that you can get these Unwritten rules under your ass or previous if you wrap your head around them to understand what's going on in reality because it's another once it starts to get implemented.

I think that's the real key takeaway from NBA free agency. There's a written set of rules from your security policy does a written set of rules, but then there's reality and reality is actually what counts let me know what you think. Hit me up online at Mark and see any of the comments down below nose Always by email me at Mark end.

Ca talk about this and many other issues online will see you on the next episode. More than everybody how you doing today in this episode of the show. We're going to compare NBA free agency to cybersecurity policy. So the last week had NBA free agency Madness if you follow the NBA at all, there was just an epic shift in where players signed contract.

There was a bunch of trade there was the draft there is tons of stuff going on about a third of the League's top players switched teams. It's absolutely crazy contracts are up there going to be moving around but there's something else going on here. Now. I'm going to give you a quick little NBA update so that you can understand this comparison.

Now my beloved Toronto Raptors who won the championship this year. I have been perennially struggling and they made some really smart roster moves last year to acquire Superstar Kawhi Leonard course, his contract was up at the end of the year. So the big question the NBA free agency was where would Kawhi Leonard go? There was a number of other free agents who were on or potential free agents who had a play Iraq.

For next season, it's not uncommon for the NBA's Elite to exercise their player option to terminate their contracts in order to get a raise right? You have a really good year next year. You could either continue on your existing contractor. You could opt out and go to free agency and makes economic sense.

If you think you can get a raise or want to sign for a different team to opt out and go for there's also team options for different areas, but that's sort of beside the point. So there was a number free agents that were exercising their option Kyrie Irving I decided to move from Boston to Brooklyn.

Kevin Durant who's going to be sitting out next year also decided to go to Brooklyn and that's a huge ship from west to east Klay Thompson was injured exercises option re-signed in Golden State and then so on and so forth, but why I'm bringing this up why we're covering NBA at all is because wow there are structures in place with the NBA contracts with the collective bargaining room with a Players Association.

Something is really changed over the last few years because Kawhi Leonard. It was a free agent could sign with any team beat. Yo, he wanted to chose to go to LA LA Clippers that is as opposed to the Lakers wear LeBron and Anthony Davis are currently under contract and we'll Circle back to their but what was interesting was part of kauai's choice to go to the Clippers was that he called up Kevin Durant and ask him to join him and Kevin was surprised at that and decided to continue with his plan to go to the Laker or to the next apology to Brooklyn to sign with Kyrie Irving, but then I moved on to another friend at Paul George who is currently under contract for 2 more years with a player option for the third in Oklahoma with the Thunder.

That's really interesting why I said hey Paul get out of your contract or force a trade didn't come meet me in La for the Clippers. Now. This isn't the first time that players have forced trades his name of the first time Kawhi Leonard has been involved in a force trade.

So two years ago. Kauai side of the entire year was under contract with San Antonio. He sat at the year are injured and had a huge challenge with the organization and the basically that relationship spoiled and he eventually forced to trade with Toronto took advantage of and traded for him traded away their All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan a few other folks to get Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green similar leave this year.

There was massive trauma win, one of the top three players Anthony Davis forced his way out of New Orleans to LA to the Lakers this time to team up with LeBron James. And now we have Kawhi Leonard convincing Paul George the forces way out of Oklahoma City Oklahoma City realizing that they had no choice in the matter made sure that they got a ton of draft picks up actually the biggest haul ever first round draft picks at 5 as well as two players for Paul.

George was still under contract now, why did I bring this up? Why does anybody care unless your basketball family interesting thing here is that there are a set of rules. Policies that dictate what rights the players have under contract involuntarily sign these contracts and as we've already discussed. Sometimes there are player option years where the player can say, I don't think I can get more than you're going to pay me next year.

So I'm going to opt-in and continue on another year this contract or I think I can get more the free market. I'm going to opt out there's also team options were the team can choose whether or not that contract continues for an additional year and in those contracts. There's also no movement causes and modified no movement classes essentially saying you can't trade me at all without my permission or you can trade me to the list of the following teams without my permission anywhere else you need to come asking it's up to me.

These are always at players can can maintain control when they're under contract but as we've seen with Kawhi Leonard as we've seen with Anthony Davis and now Paul George there is the ability for Superstars and four players of sufficient importance to force their way out of these contract that you may be thinking is that crazy.

They're under contract right just like you're on Security policy, but the reality is there's a whole bunch of other factors at Play Here There is pleasure happiness. There is whether or not they're going to be collaborating with the team with the organization on the cord if they're giving it their all there's a number of factors that go in that aren't written down on paper sort of the underlying Unwritten rules in this is something you deal with everyday in cybersecurity is you can sit back all you want just take it easy lean back and go you know, what here's my security policy.

I am going to say that, you know, every endpoint you've this every server needs this here's what you can do. Here's what you can't do, you know, what doesn't work because the reality is you can design whatever you want on paper or on PowerPoint more accurately and write them down as policies and write up these architectures and as soon as things go live, there's going to be a challenge.

This is going to be difficulties. There's going to be things that need to be worked on and that's what's happening in the NBA. There's a written set of rules. Set of rules where things are having monumentis a fact in this happens every day in your organization. Like when you say hey, you're not allowed to visit.

You know, what these sites are download software and run it without this approval process, you know, what do an inventory of your endpoints again to you? There's tons of stuff out there that hasn't been approved for trying to break these rules on purpose. But because the reality of getting the job done in the most affected manner means that they need to operate with the unwritten rules now the challenge for you as a security professional when you're writing policy when you're creating controls and things like that is that you need to account for this you need to account for the reality of what happens.

There's a great discussion that happened on Twitter over the long weekend in the states and was essentially saying hey if you're starting up in a new organization today is a security pro. What would you focus on so there's some really in a sort of entry-level answers that you would expect from people new to the profession in some of the old guard the people have been there with a very pragmatic and practical response.

We're saying I hate you know, what you need to spend months understanding of the organ. Nations that you can get these Unwritten rules under your ass or previous if you wrap your head around them to understand what's going on in reality because it's another once it starts to get implemented.

I think that's the real key takeaway from NBA free agency. There's a written set of rules from your security policy does a written set of rules, but then there's reality and reality is actually what counts let me know what you think. Hit me up online at Mark and see any of the comments down below nose Always by email me at Mark end.

Ca talk about this and many other issues online will see you on the next episode.