About Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is a Co-founder and Partner at Cognitio and the publisher of CTOvision.com and ThreatBrief.com. Bob's background is as an all source intelligence analyst and an enterprise CTO. Find him on Twitter at @BobGourley

15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode traveled across the country to meet 15 kids under 15 years old who are fighting off the growing threat of cyberattacks. They are part of a new generation of tinkerers and boundary pushers – many still lugging school backpacks and wearing braces – who are mastering the numerical codes that […]

O’Reilly Security Conference NYC Oct 30- Nov 2

The O’Reilly Security Conference is the best place on Earth to learn how to build better defenses to protect your data, systems, privacy, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading minds in security, like Katie Moussouris and Nick Sullivan (see full speaker line-up) on important subjects like machine learning, cloud security, Docker […]

DDoS Attacks: What Happened And What We Should Do About It

The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as high as 600 Gbps, a size that […]

What Local, State, Federal Governments Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

Governments have special roles in helping prevent DDoS attacks. Governments at Local, State and Federal Levels have massive infrastructures that should be protected to help prevent DDoS on others and they have important citizen-facing missions that need protection themselves. Governments can also help us all take collective action. We have all been tracking the the […]

What Business Users Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

Businesses have long known of the threats of DDoS to their operation, and the security community has been watching this threat evolve to the point where we all need to take collective action to prevent attack. Businesses of every size need to know what devices you have and what you have them for. This gets […]

What Home Users Should Do to Mitigate DDoS Threats

We have all been watching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks evolve and the bad news is that your home may very well have been involved in recent attacks. Bad guys use automated tools to scan and probe for devices they can take over and they don’t care anything about your desires in the matter. […]