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

Tapping into centralized talent pools for data analytics, cybersecurity and other mission enabling functions in government agencies

In 2013 I helped Carahsoft pull together an event focused on the emerging (at the time) concept of Big Data. The highlight of the 2013 Government Big Data Forum was not just the focus on Hadoop-centric platforms like Cloudera, but the exchange of lessons learned and best practices from people in and around the federal space. […]

The Report The Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Sent To the President and President Elect

On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report. For policy-makers new to cybersecurity the introduction recaps issues the nation has been dealing with for quite some time now. And the many recommendations are things we should […]

Quick Look On Report of the President’s Commission on Cybersecurity

The report of the President’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has just been posted to the White House Website. You can download the report here). My quick thoughts: If you are a technologist or a security expert or have been tracking security issues, you can skip the first 10 pages. You know the state of things. […]

DoD Contractors: Complying with new DFARS regulations is easier with external help

If you are a DoD contractor of any size, including sub contractors to other contractors, you no doubt have already heard of the new changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) requiring enhanced security controls over contract info. The regulations are specific and will be costly. The good news is that the cost of compliance is […]

Call for speakers: O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference June 26–29, 2017 NYC

The O’Reilly AI Conference is returning to New York June 26–29, 2017 to explore the most essential and intriguing topics in intelligence engineering and applied AI. The program will cover the latest developments in tools, algorithms, and architectures, applications such as finance and robotics, novel interfaces like bots, plus much more. We’re looking for compelling […]

Naturally Better Security: Leveraging the power of nature to enhance Internet security

Nature has provided insights for engineers for years, inspiring technical solutions to challenges that replicate the elegant perfection of approaches that work in the natural world. Solutions inspired by nature are being applied to diverse fields including energy production, medicine and healthcare, architecture, food production, transportation and manufacturing. Nature is now providing engineers with the […]