I Haven’t Trusted My Toaster for 15 Years

Our Nation’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers Are Published at NDU Fifteen years ago three national security strategists published a paper which would resonate with a new crop of cyber practitioners in the Department of Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities titled “Information Terrorism: Can You Trust Your Toaster?” This paper, by Matt Devost, Brian Houghton andRead… Read more »

What the White House Really Wants In Cyber

With 50 bills in Congress having to do with cybersecurity, and none of them showing any imminent signs of movement, the White House at last weighed in with its own legislative proposal. In an online statement, the president’s staff said it was outlining its cyber legislative goals in response to a request from Senate MajorityRead… Read more »

Mobile Government and Cybersecurity: Access Denied

Last week, I had the opportunity to host GovLoop’s web-based training session entitled, “Common Mobile Challenges and How to Overcome,” which featured insight from State Department’s Gary Galloway and Microsoft’s Steve White. We’re hosting the second in the series this Thursday: Register for Part 2: “Go Mobile, Be Secure, Improve Performance” During last week’s training,Read… Read more »

The Opportunity to Ask is Now: Cloud and Cybersecurity

As part of the Virtual Executive Roundtable series that we started at, we have put together two outstanding panels of experts – one to cover the government’s cloud initiatives (February 16) and another to address the new programs and efforts to enhance cybersecurity (March 9). But going beyond forming a panel of leading cloudRead… Read more »

Public/Private Relationship for Cybersecurity

Interesting article at Defense Systems “We’re not embracing the issue in its totality,” said Larry Clinton, president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, at the forum. “Right now, the private sector is in charge of securing critical infrastructure, and the government’s job is compliance. They have fundamentally misunderstood the relationship that needs to developRead… Read more »

White House Cybersecurity Czar Promises to Share ‘Great Big Uglies’ With Industry

“In short there’s a lot to do, but I think we’re better now than we were last year. We were better last year than the year before.” That’s how White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt defined the progress his office has made in his one year on the job. Schmidt, officially the Special Assistant toRead… Read more »