on being aware of your environment

This ran across my Art of War calendar today, and makes a good statement about detection/logging, which is still being undervalued in today’s organizations.

What everyone knows is what has already happened or become obvious. What the aware individual knows is what had not yet taken shape, what has not yet occurred. Everyone says victory in battle is good, but if you see the subtle and notice the hidden so as to seize victory where there is no form, this is really good. Chapter 4: Formation