From the Fall 2014 Issue

Intel and the Internet of Things

Author(s):

Daren Dunkel, Chief of Staff, McAfee

The Internet of Things (IoT) will represent a tectonic shift in the way computing is done.  A megatrend if you will, that impacts high technology and society in general.  This is the consensus of two industry veterans with a combined 28 years of technology experience. IoT was recently defined as “a concept in which electronic … Read more

From the Summer 2014 Issue

#CYBERSECURITY CULTURE

Author(s):

Michael Finney, , Mystic Waters Media

Towards the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin penned a letter to a friend. Inside of it he coined one of his most popular phrases, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. If he were living in our times Franklin would almost definitely add cybersecurity threats to the list. The news … Read more

From the Summer 2014 Issue

Finding Clarity in Blurred Boundaries: From Activism to Cyberterrorism

Author(s):

Dr. Eric Yocam, CRISC, CISSP, Adjunct Professor, University of Fairfax

A meaningful boundary (or distinction) can be drawn among sometimes blurred descriptive terms including activism, hacktivism, cybervandalism and cyberterrorism.1 Are Hackers Really Ethical?  The term hacker’s ethic describes the moral values and philosophy that are standard in the hacker community. The hacker’s ethic also represents a form of unrestricted access, freedom of information, and improvement … Read more

From the Spring 2014 Issue

The Effects of Data Breaches on the Modern Consumer

Author(s):

Michael Finney, , Mystic Waters Media

Information Security in the Public Eye  While IT security specialists have been diligently watching the industry evolve for years now, the average citizen has only recently become aware of the day-to-day risks. Residing in the most popular gaming devices, mobile apps & stores are threats that could compromise users’ personal data. Many times, without a … Read more

From the Spring 2014 Issue

How Not to Become the Next Headline: Wake-Up Call by the Largest Data Breach in History

Author(s):

T. Casey Fleming, Chairman and CEO, BLACKOPS Partners Corporation

As the largest breach in history unfolded, most executives were both disappointed that it occurred to a great American brand and relieved that it missed them…for now.  Breach! The massive data breach and its resulting fallout is a stark reminder to senior executives and Boards of U.S. companies that they will remain vulnerable 24x7x365 until … Read more