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Executive Orders


Lots of talk about Executive Orders these days. They’ve been issued in such a flurry that it can be difficult to keep track of what’s being ordered and who’s being affected. On the drafting table, according to CyberScoop, is an EO that initiates President Trump’s efforts on cybersecurity. It doesn’t seem to have the aggressive [...]

Executive Orders2017-02-02T15:28:36+00:00

The Internet of Misfit Toys


Inherent to the narrative about the Internet of Things has been the assumption that greater efficiencies would save consumers time and money. It stands to reason that if your toaster talks to your watch, it would know that about 15 minutes after waking up, you would want your toast to pop up and be plated. [...]

The Internet of Misfit Toys2017-01-18T15:43:36+00:00

A Good Defense is the Best Offense


Let’s say you’re the DNC and you’re really upset about the recent hacking perpetrated by the Russians. Or, we could imagine you’re the US Government, and you’re feeling vulnerable and diplomatic and vengeful, all at the same time. A recent NY Times article expands on the President’s feelings along these lines, and the frustration he feels at [...]

A Good Defense is the Best Offense2017-01-11T15:10:43+00:00

Bold New World


Cybersecurity is approaching oxygen and water on the list of things we need to survive in this crazy world of ours. The threats are very real, whether deployed by governments around the globe or 400-pound hackers in their bed or the window booth at the corner coffee shop. The technology we create to make our [...]

Bold New World2016-12-29T15:48:01+00:00

You Will Save the World Several Times Today


This one goes our to all of the IT professionals our there sporting haute pocket protectors filled with government pens and .5mm mechanical pencils; the troops at the front lines of cybersecurity where the CAT 5 clicks into the road, and the hum and warmth of the server room gives indication to the heat and fire [...]

You Will Save the World Several Times Today2016-12-06T19:52:50+00:00

Somewhere Between Sliced Turkey and Santa Claus


  Your organization has weathered some storms, am I right? The valleys between the peaks, when sales slow and payroll weighs heavy on the mind. You’ve hired through the good times and had to cut back in the lean times, but you’ve steadied the ship and there’s quite a bit to be thankful for as [...]

Somewhere Between Sliced Turkey and Santa Claus2016-11-29T19:48:37+00:00

Wait, Is It Monday Already?


  Cyber Monday. The masterful creation of marketing professionals, designed to tap your wallet before the turkey and dressing settle in your tummy. Think of the sheer volume of sensitive consumer information that wafted through the ether on that day, searching out bargains and tantalizing hackers. Imagine the millions of people walking through a big [...]

Wait, Is It Monday Already?2016-11-28T19:50:27+00:00

Veterans Day


Millions of American military veterans have honored us with their service.  Tomorrow, we set aside a special day to honor them and thank them for all they have done.   As an Air Force veteran, I have seen and experienced firsthand the demands and rewards of military service.  Frequent and extended periods of separation from their [...]

Veterans Day2016-11-10T21:19:33+00:00

And In Other News


While the world has been watching the American political circus over the past several years, a recurring question put forth by all parties has been, “Can this or that person be trusted with the nuclear codes?” This is an important question, no doubt, but one that overshadows an even more significant question. Granted, the President [...]

And In Other News2016-11-07T12:06:16+00:00


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