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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 Cybersecurity? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

What If This Is the Most Important Thing the Government Can Do to Enhance Our Cybersecurity? 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)

A Conversation with Marc Andreessen By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo #IoT

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 | @ThingsExpo #IoT #ML #M2M

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)

Open Hybrid Clouds | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

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)