Thanks to the professional, virtuous work of security researchers Chris
Valasek and Charlie Miller and some fantastic reporting on this research by
Andy Greenberg of Wired Magazine, we have long known that theoretical hacks
against cars are no longer theoretical. They are real. Many connected cars
can be hacked and they can be hacked from long distance. And the threats
include threats to safety.
The publicity brought to these issues was incredibly important and helpful.
Zero action would have occurred without it.
Now, almost a year after the research was initially published, the FBI,
Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration have issued a joint alert. This alert provides more
background, discusses some of what the government does, and provides some
tips to the driving public.
The full public service announcement is here: Motor... (more)
What If This Is the Most Important Thing the Government Can Do to Enhance Our
In December 1998 when transitioning into a job doing intelligence support to
DoD computer network defense, one of my mentors reminded me of a Reagan-era
publication that helped the public better understand the Soviet threat
called "Soviet Military Power." This document was based on the
intelligence. It provided the best possible understanding of Soviet military
hardware and operational concepts but was produced at an unclassified level
so it could be broadly disseminated. My mentor was ... (more)
If you are an enterprise technologist or if you love thinking about the
incredible future we can build for ourselves you no doubt already track the
very interesting Marc Andreessen. His open sharing of views and context via
his blog, on YouTube and his Twitter Feed are a great source of information
for those seeking insights into the emerging tech scene and we recommend
following him there for continuous context.
We had an opportunity to ask Marc for some clarifying thoughts on his views
and present them in this two-part series. This first post is on AI, Robotics
and the Future,... (more)
Comprehending Machine Intelligence: Research and Graphic by Shivon Zilis
Shivon Zilis is an investor at Bloomberg Beta, a very interesting early stage
venture capital fund. I knew I would like Bloomberg Beta when I saw how they
do their website. It is smart and reflects very well on their leadership
team: They decided to leverage GitHub for their site. Doing so puts them one
step closer to the creators that a VC in their space needs to know and is a
great way to step out in a trust-based relationship. It is also a great way
to be more transparent - they use GitHub to provide their... (more)
How Open Hybrid Clouds Will Change Cloud Computing
By Rick Delgado
The cloud has evolved quickly. Businesses have weighed the perks of private,
public, and even hybrid clouds. If those options weren’t enough, here comes
the open hybrid cloud.
An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes
across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source
development. It is a model that has expanded within the military. In the
search for costs savings, the Department of Defense has experimented with
many new cloud models.
On-premise, government... (more)