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The Quotable @ScottMcNealy Said: Trying to run a business without awareness of the cyber threat is asking to be fired By Bob Gourley The book The Cyber Threat was written to provide business and government executives insight into the nature of the dynamic adversaries attacking our networks. Understanding the Cyber Threat is critical to preparing your defenses prior to attack and also instrumental in mounting a defense during attack. Reading this book will teach you things your adversaries wish you did not know and in doing so will enhance your ability to defend against cyber attack. The book explores the threat and the role of the emerging discipline of Cyber Intelligence as a way of making threat information actionable in support of your business objectives. Here are comments from some of the book’s early reviewers: “The insights Bob provides in The Cyber Threat a... (more)

Your Enterprise has too many Cyber-ish People

By John Scott Cyber has been called the ultimate team sport: CIOs, CTOs, SysAdmins, Software Developers, CISOs, threat teams, red teams, testing groups, etc. etc, but really should it be? It seems more like a jobs program that moves headcount from one part of the enterprise to the expensive nerdy-side. Sitting through a number of presentations at various cyber conferences recently I’m struck that many enterprises cyber security planning comes down to having ‘the best people’ doing really pretty boring jobs. Jobs like keeping software updated, tracking down holes in the firewalls,... (more)

Examining New Mission-Focused Capabilities Coming From The Cloudera And Intel Engineering Partnership

By Bob Gourley The video at this link and embedded below captures the content and dialog of a webinar which examined new capabilities of Cloudera and Intel, with a focus on capabilities that provide a full stack solution to many key enterprise mission needs. The webinar included insights by Cloudera’s Senior Director of Technology Webster Mudge and Intel’s Enterprise Technology Specialist Ed Herold, plus questions from an informed audience. Results of the recent CTOlabs.com white paper on this topic were also presented.   This information can inform your design trades and is re... (more)

The Hadoop Business Case By @JGlesner | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and ... (more)

30 July Analytics Forum: A cross-sector gathering of the greatest minds in analytics

By Bob Gourley On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston.  This event, the Analytics 2014 Forum, is being pulled together by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and our team at Analyst One. We are collaborating to provide a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned. If you are an analyst or a leader of teams seeking better ways to extract knowledge from information this event is for you. Seats wil... (more)