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Bob Gourley In 2013 I helped Carahsoft pull together an event focused on the emerging (at the time) concept of Big Data. The highlight of the 2013 Government Big Data Forum was not just the focus on Hadoop-centric platforms like Cloudera, but the exchange of lessons learned and best pr...
Bob Gourley On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report. For policy-makers new to cybersecurity the introduction recaps issues the nation has been dealing wi...
Bob Gourley The report of the President's Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has just been posted to the White House Website. You can download the report here). My quick thoughts: If you are a technologist or a security expert or have been tracking security issues, you can skip the ...
Bob Gourley If you are a DoD contractor of any size, including sub contractors to other contractors, you no doubt have already heard of the new changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) requiring enhanced security controls over contract info. The regulations are sp...
Bob Gourley The O’Reilly AI Conference is returning to New York June 26–29, 2017 to explore the most essential and intriguing topics in intelligence engineering and applied AI. The program will cover the latest developments in tools, algorithms, and architectures, applications such as ...
Bob Gourley Nature has provided insights for engineers for years, inspiring technical solutions to challenges that replicate the elegant perfection of approaches that work in the natural world. Solutions inspired by nature are being applied to diverse fields including energy production...
Bob Gourley The move toward cloud computing as a technology design style continues to accelerate. We all know the expected benefits: reduction in CAPEX, better utilization of resources, improved system availability, better disaster recovery, and flexibility of compute and storage resou...
Bob Gourley We publish the daily Threat Brief to provide actionable intelligence for busy decision-makers. Every day at 8am eastern our daily provides a succinct overview of information that can help you better defend your organization. A feature of every daily is a quickly skimmable i...
Bob Gourley Once again, thanks to O'Reilly Media, we are able to offer a discount for all CTOvision readers who can attend the San Jose Strata Hadoop World. This is the biggest Big Data event of the year. Strata + Hadoop World is a rich learning experience at the intersection of data s...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: When I read of a great firm like RiskIQ investing to expand their platform I immediately think of the positive impact to current and future customers. But strategically this also means that large teams of investors believe strongly in the powerful capabilitie...
Bob Gourley Everything I'm seeing and hearing in the security community says there is no need to panic about cyber attacks on election day. There will be attacks, but guess what? There are attacks every day now, that is the new normal. More specifically, we can say there will likely be...
Bob Gourley We live in times of extreme technological hooliganism, where small groups or even individuals can cause asymmetric damage from a distance. This was proven several times over the last few months, most famously in the 21 October attacks against Dyn that impacted many of Dyn's...
Bob Gourley One of the bright spots in the cybersecurity community is the corporate awakening to the need for highly competent executive level talent. Businesses in every sector of the economy and of all sizes are realizing that effective cyber risk mitigation is not just a matter of b...
Bob Gourley Industry leaders convene to discuss security and cloud computing at the ninth annual Structure Conference produced by Structure Events Structure Conference is bringing together the world’s leading cloud technology companies, hot startups, and business leaders for two days o...
Bob Gourley We are pleased to report that CTOvision has been named to BizTech's list of the top 30 "Must-Read" blogs for small to mid-sized businesses, ranking as number 2 of 30. The small to mid-sized market includes all firms under 2000 people in size, which is 90% of the businesses ...
Bob Gourley Cognitio's Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, was just featured in IDG TechWorld providing context on the state of the cyber threat. From the article: The former CTO of America's Central Intelligence Agency, Bob Flores, has said the gravest cyber security threat facing the ...
Bob Gourley The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is an organization on a particularly virtuous mission. It seeks to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. Supported by the US Department of Homeland S...
Bob Gourley CyberX secures the OT Network by modeling it as a state machine, providing complete visibility and real-time detection of threats. Gartner Cool Vendor 2015. From their website: The Industrial Internet will not thrive without cyber-security as one of its pillars. Industrial ...
Bob Gourley New cyber defense that is military proven - cloak servers and stop cyber attacks on the first packet with identity-based network security. Partners: IBM, Ciena. For more see: BlackRidge Technology
Bob Gourley Gartner has positioned Nlyte Software as the Leader within the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools Magic Quadrant. Gartner calls out Nlyte benefits such as: Migration, consolidation and technology refresh Improved availability and efficiency Deferring build o...
Bob Gourley For years now the firms with the most to lose by cyber crime have been investing in cyber defense technologies, techniques and procedures designed to mitigate threats. Motivation do enhance defenses has largely been directly correlated to the potential for loss. Resources p...
Bob Gourley The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode traveled across the country to meet 15 kids under 15 years old who are fighting off the growing threat of cyberattacks. They are part of a new generation of tinkerers and boundary pushers – many still lugging school backpacks and wea...
Bob Gourley The O'Reilly Security Conference is the best place on Earth to learn how to build better defenses to protect your data, systems, privacy, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading minds in security, like Katie Moussouris and Nick Sullivan (see full speaker...
Bob Gourley The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as hi...
Bob Gourley Governments have special roles in helping prevent DDoS attacks. Governments at Local, State and Federal Levels have massive infrastructures that should be protected to help prevent DDoS on others and they have important citizen-facing missions that need protection themselve...
Bob Gourley Businesses have long known of the threats of DDoS to their operation, and the security community has been watching this threat evolve to the point where we all need to take collective action to prevent attack. Businesses of every size need to know what devices you have and ...
Bob Gourley We have all been watching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks evolve and the bad news is that your home may very well have been involved in recent attacks. Bad guys use automated tools to scan and probe for devices they can take over and they don't care anything ab...
Bob Gourley Cloud computing and cloud storage at one time was once viewed as a risky proposition for businesses; why trust an unknown virtual platform to handle business needs when everything could be safely handled onsite? That viewpoint has changed quicker than many industry watchers...
Bob Gourley On Tuesday November 1st at Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square CTO Connection is hosting the New York Startup CTO Summit (15th event globally in the last 2 years). If you're technical and manage developers, this exclusive, intimate (<200 attendees) event is the perfect ch...
Bob Gourley Women In Technology Presents: WIT Connect: The Internet of Things - New Opportunities, New Risks Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00-8:30 PM Tegna/Gannett Building 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean VA The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented opportunities for busine...
Bob Gourley Friends at the highly regarded Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) provided us the information below with a request that we get it into your hands. Please consider engaging with CMU SEI on this important topic, either in person or by getting othe...
Bob Gourley We were so pleased to see so many business partners, friends and associates at Cognitio's second annual Synergy Forum on 4 Oct. To all who could make it, thank you very much for deciding to invest your personal time and energy into this event. We will be providing more deta...
Bob Gourley Thank you everyone who is engaging with us at our 4 Oct Synergy Forum in DC. What an incredible turnout. We can't share the signup list of attendees for obvious privacy reasons, but here is a gist: The event will be a gathering of some of most incredible, action-oriented th...
Bob Gourley One of the key lines of business at Cognitio is our cybersecurity practice. We help enterprises build action plans to mitigate risks and improve their security posture. Increasingly we are also asked to provide tips and techniques for employees to consider in their personal...
Bob Gourley The Cloud Communications Alliance is an industry peer association dedicated to fostering the growth of cloud communications. They promote awareness, adoption and understanding of cloud communications services and their benefits. In doing so they are enabling and nurturing a...
Bob Gourley For the last year Passive Total has been providing open analysis on an interesting piece of adversary infrastructure and in doing so are shedding informative light not just on that particular adversary activity but on how multiple sources of information can be pulled togeth...
Bob Gourley This 27 Sep 2016 webinar is free for all credit unions: The nature of cyber threats to financial institutions continues to evolve, illuminating emerging risks to credit unions. This webinar, which is open to all credit unions free-of-charge, covers lessons learned from Cogn...
Bob Gourley We really look forward to meeting with CTOvision readers at the  Second Annual Synergy Forum which will be held 4 October 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Cognitio organizes this event with a focus on decision-makers. You will find this venue to be a f...
Bob Gourley Tibco has long been known for helping businesses interconnect their data in ways that enable business decisions. Their solutions have served business users, including the more advanced statisticians and data scientists but also the average user. All indications are that Tib...
Bob Gourley With this post we are initiating our coverage of Datrium. We are tracking them in our list of The Hottest Infrastructure Companies. Datrium provides a new class of storage called Server Powered Storage. It brings the best of server-side storage functions and enterprise grad...