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A trend we have noticed in engagements across multiple sectors of the economy is an absolute thirst for information on best practices for protecting information at home. Every employee of every company, from the most senior executive to most junior intern, is now leveraging advanced in...
The Cyber Threat was written to help executives, especially those without a deep background in cybersecurity, understand the nature of adversaries in cyberspace. Now updated for 2017, the book includes a new section on the technological environment that can help decision-makers get the...
If you build things that carry people please join us at this 17 Nov 2017 webinar on Connected Vehicles and Cybersecurity From the invite: Join SAE International and our panel of esteemed industry leaders representing wireless technology, government, law, and automotive cybersecurity fo...
Tim O'Reilly's latest book is out! Everything he writes is worth reading. He has always brought insights into technology, business and society, and this time he is no different. WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us is a fantastic guide and overview of the tech and business meg...
The Automotive Cyber Security Summit is for practitioners in the automobile industry who are working to predict and mitigate both current and future risks due to technology. The event brings together experts from across the auto industry, including manufactures, designers and providers...
The Cyber Sat Security in Aerospace Summit of 7 and 8 November is focused on the ever-evolving threat of cyber attacks in the satellite and aerospace industries. CyberSat 2017 is the first event of its kind, dedicated to assessing the ever-evolving threat of cyber attacks in the satell...
The Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, has just said something we should all pay attention to regarding Russian election influence operations. “We sort of should have seen this coming.” No kidding! Many of us did (CTOvision readers had plenty of pontification on this including ...
The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is on a mission. This group coordinates and collaborates among many stakeholders in the business community, government and the world of tech innovation to move the state of cybersecurity forward. SINET knows that effective cybersecurity is requir...
A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012 by Jason Healey is a well researched, well history of how humanity is using the Internet to seek to impose their will on others. It contains the lessons learned in previous episodes of our history. This book is a first of its kind. ...
The O'Reilly Security Conference brings together in-the-trenches security practitioners from organizations of every size, across a wide breadth of industries to share actionable insight in a supportive, hype-free environment. It covers interesting successes (and failures), provocative ...
There are many challenges in cybersecurity. Most challenges are due to adversaries that continue to innovate and create new means of breaking into systems. But other challenges come from leaders who do not learn the lessons from history. We have called that problem cyber threat amnesia...
The 6th Annual Recorded Future Threat Intelligence Conference will be held 4-5 Oct at the Newseum in Washington DC. This event should be of interest to any threat intelligence professional, specially those in the disciplines of cyber threat intelligence and business risk. From their in...
Science fiction fans recognize Asimov’s prescient thoughts on robot programming, captured in his three laws of robotics. In Asimov’s sci-fi world, robots were all programmed to protect their humans (the first law), to obey their humans (the second law) and to protect themselves (the th...
The yearly Strata Data conference (formerly known as Hadoop World) will be 25-28 Sep 2017. This is the place to be to network with peers, learn lessons from others in the field, and track the status of the greatest technological solutions in the Big Data field. Topics include: AI, Big ...
As a techie the most fun at DIA's DoDIIS Conference is usually on the expo floor. This is always a great place to learn about interesting new technologies or about how key integrators are adding value to solutions for some very interesting missions. A fun challenge is to see as many of...
Editor's note: This article captures insights from Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang, co-authors of the new book, Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions. -bg Build it and they will come. That is the view many organizations maintain about ...
For years we have heard warnings of cyber attacks against manufacturing processes and against infrastructure, and for years we have seen these attacks grow from theoretical to real. We have also seen many who do not know how connected these systems are say that all is well and the thre...
Taking place in New York, Newsweek’s second edition of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Capital Markets promises two days of exploration into cutting edge tools and processes being used in today’s data driven financial world. Following on from a successful event in March, wh...
Editor's note: We are proud to spread the word of this fantastic event coordinated by friends and associates at AFCEA and INSA. - bg Innovation is essential to the Intelligence Community's strategic advantage, a key theme of the Summit on September 6-7 at the Walter E. Washington Conve...
On September 26-27, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record, non attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Autono...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
Strata Data Conference | September 25–28, 2017| New York, NY Cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect and merge at Strata Data Conference. It's a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques an...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
The O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference 17-20 Sep 2017 gathers some of the brightest minds in AI to cut through the hype, identify and explain the most promising AI developments, and provide practical case studies, time-saving tips and tricks, and proven best practices you need...
As you probably realize, right this minute your computers are being bombarded with WiFi signals. Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, WiFi signals are making the electrons in your device cycle back and forth. That's just a fact of life, and you should assume it is happing every ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into ...
We have previously written about the Security Innovation Network (SINET), a collective of mission-focused experts led by the highly regarded and widely respected connector Robert Rodriguez. Any SINET event is worth engaging with, they always deliver value for participants. The next maj...
Bob Gourley The Global Connected Aircraft Summit (7-9 June 2017) provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors with a venue for advancing the state of  the entire aviation community. This fourth annual event connects business, technology, and industry perspectives a...
Bob Gourley We should all collectively thank Mary Meeker for her continued efforts in helping capture key trends in our interconnected technology. Her yearly report on the state of the Internet (available at Internet Trends Report and embedded below) provides context relevant to just a...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
Bob Gourley There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive ...
Bob Gourley One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast. We try to find balance in ...
Bob Gourley The dynamic nature of today’s IT Operations has eroded the network perimeter in ways we have all been watching and even cheering on! This is a new world of mobility, cloud computing and rapid partnering for success. But the erosion of the network perimeter is making traditi...
Bob Gourley The 11 May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure is notable for several reasons. As Marty Meehan points out, the order is significant as it discusses improvements to the federal government's (and...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation's great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersec...
Bob Gourley Editor's note: We are aiming this tutorial at the non-technical person. Please share with anyone in your life who could benefit from this. -bg Have you ever seen a picture of an old fashioned telephone operator? The operator played a critical function in establishing a glob...
Bob Gourley Operating, securing and defending the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) network and the data traversing through it is inherently a governmental function for the Armed Forces. To accomplish this, DoD has a skilled workforce, empowered with advanced cyber capa...