From the Spring 2015 Issue

Looking to Make Your Leap: Protecting Yourself from Threats and Breaches in the Cloud

Author(s):

Vaughan Emery, President & CEO, CENTRI Technology

More businesses are moving their data to the cloud, due to its many attractive benefits: lower capital and operational overhead, faster and more efficient scalability, and increased flexibility, to name a few. According to a RightScale study,1 87 percent of businesses surveyed have migrated some or all of their communications and IT infrastructure to the … Read more

From the Spring 2015 Issue

How Connected Is Too Connected? Cybersecurity for a Fully Networked World

Author(s):

Darin Andersen, Chairman & Founder, CyberTECH

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the hottest topics among security and privacy experts in the last two years. In October 2013, when CyberTECH produced “Securing the Internet of Things,” the first “think tank” event on the topic, most people where just coming to terms with what the IoT was and what … Read more

From the Spring 2015 Issue

The Evolution of Information Security, Part One

Author(s):

Will Janssen, Business Development Director, Signals Defense

In 1980 Alvin Toffler famously declared that there are three waves of civilization – Agricultural (lasted centuries), Industrial (lasted decades), and the Information Age (now).1 Each new wave pushes the preceding wave aside. Information security operates in the Physical, “Wired” IT (information technology), and Radio Frequency (RF) operational domains. So, in a similar vein to … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

Seeing the Entire Elephant: Or,You’re Not Secure if You’re Not Completely Secure

Author(s):

Anne Kohnke, Assistant Professor of IT, Lawrence Technological University

Dan Shoemaker, Professor - Center for Cyber Security, University of Detroit Mercy

Almost everybody thinks, or would like to think, that the systems that power our society are secure. That would be a seriously incorrect assumption. The fact is that America’s electronic infrastructure is riddled with the type of vulnerabilities that have allowed computer crime to officially surpass the drug trade in the past decade. To illustrate … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

What You Don’t See Can Hurt You

Author(s):

Peter Velikin, Vice President of Marketing, Pwnie Express

Protecting enterprises from hacks and other malicious activity is a challenge for organizations, both in the public and private sectors. The drumbeat of breaches continues and there are no signs of it slowing. The stakes have never been higher. The types and frequency of attacks are increasing and securing your organization has never been more … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

Debunking the Big Bad “Cloud”

Author(s):

Kris Martel, EVP of Operations, Chief Information Security Officer, Emagine IT

There are some topics that seem to be shrouded with uncertainty and confusion and the “Cloud” is one of those topics. I was talking with a fellow CISO of a Federal Agency a few weeks back and the topic of “cloud migration” came up. Not unexpectedly, my CISO friend expressed that the biggest obstacles to … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

Cloud Vulnerability – Scanning Options for Enterprises

Author(s):

Kellep A. Charles, Information Security Analyst/Researcher, SecurityOrb, LLC

Many enterprises wisely consider regular security vulnerability scans on information processing systems to be a vital component of their security programs. They allow the administrator to locate security weaknesses, assist in asset management and, most importantly, comply with regulatory compliance. In a traditional environment, the process is not difficult to carry out, but with the … Read more

From the Summer 2014 Issue

Stalking Prey: An RF Hacker’s Perspective

Author(s):

Rick Mellendick, Chief Security Officer, PIAchievers

Nearly everyone has an RF signature, and it is becoming as common as your fingerprint. This signature is the culmination of device and device usage such as: Your cell phone’s frequency Names of the networks you connect to with yourdevices Bluetooth devices and the connections to andfrom them Your device or devices (e.g., laptop, phone, … Read more