One of the most important factors to success in combat missions is communication flow. During a mission, a special operations pilot will have to follow, at a minimum, four to five separate communication flows. Literally, four to five different sets of conversations focused on distinctly different aspects of the mission are taking place at the same time.
Why do I bring this up in a cybersecurity blog during cybersecurity awareness month?
Because like cybersecurity and IT, aviation and military operations are filled with processes and risk. Naturally most think “pilot checklist,” but the truth is the military has a long relationship with processes and checklists. Today, checklists are all over the place. There’s even a manifesto on them called The Checklist Manifesto: