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  • StreetCred: Big Data Finds Fugitives

    Traffic citations are critical for funding police departments, courts, and municipalities. Unpaid citations or missed court appearances result in warrants and additional fees, but finding or arresting fugitives and collecting unpaid fines is difficult as well as time and manpower intensive. As a result, the process often stops there. In Texas alone, there is almost […] More

  • History of Cyber Intelligence Discussion

    Following the Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative’s excellent panel on “Lessons From Our Cyber Past,” the panelists and attendees engaged in an insightful discussion on history, technology, intelligence, and cyber. The discussion was moderated by CTOvision editor and Crucial Point LLC CTO Bob Gourley, who also has extensive cyber intelligence experience as the former Defense Intelligence Agency […] More

  • Lessons From Our Cyber Past: History of Cyber Intelligence

    On Thursday, September 27, the Atlantic Council hosted a stand-out panel discussion on the history of all-source cyber intelligence. The discussion was moderated by CTOvision editor and Crucial Point LLC founder and CTO Bob Gourley, who also has extensive cyber intelligence experience as the former Defense Intelligence Agency CTO and Director of Intelligence (J2) of Joint […] More

  • Bob Gourley on the Ethics, Analytics and Future of Big Data

    Bob Gourley, editor of CTOvision was recently interviewed by WashingtonExec, where he shared his views on emerging information technology, government needs, and Big Data. The original article can be found here, and the interview is reproduced below: How does Bob Gourley, Editor of the popular tech blog CTOVision.com define big data? WashingtonExec caught up with Gourley to talk about what […] More

  • U.S. Drones Policy: Strategic Frameworks and Measuring Effects Conclusion

    This post is the conclusion to my write-up on  the  American Security Project‘s  U.S. Drones Policy: Strategic Frameworks and Measuring Effects, which I introduced and delved into yesterday. The event was moderated by Joshua Foust, Fellow for Asymmetric Operations at ASP and columnist for PBS and The Atlantic Monthly. The panel of speakers consisted of  Aaron Zelin, Fellow at The Washington Institute […] More

  • U.S. Drones Policy: Strategic Frameworks and Measuring Effects Introduction

    On Monday, August 20, I had the pleasure of attending the  American Security Project’s event on U.S. Drones Policy: Strategic Frameworks and Measuring Effects. I say that it was a pleasure because, unlike most discussions on drone policy, this one was based on facts and empirical data rather than politics and speculation. The event was moderated by […] More

  • Big Money for Big Data

    Big Data is the data too large, complex, and fast-moving for conventional information infrastructure to handle. There’s been a lot of buzz about investment in cutting edge Big Data solutions and start ups, and for good reason. Venture capital for Big Data is sizable and growing. In 2010, Big Data start ups already received $1.53 […] More

  • NYPD and Microsoft Create a Next Generation Law Enforcement Big Data Solution

    With an emphasis on surveillance, evidence, and reporting, law enforcement is an extremely data-intensive field and the New York City Police Department, as the largest agency which deals with the largest American city, has the most data to handle. Lately, with the NYPD’s greater focus on counterterrorism and projects like the  Lower Manhattan Security Initiative to […] More

  • Addressing Cyber Instability Executive Summary

    After two years of intensive study and research, the Cyber Conflict Studies Association is preparing to release their book-length monograph on “Addressing Cyber Instability.” Last month, the CCSA released an executive summary previewing the work, which is available for download. The impetus for “Addressing Cyber Instability” is that, though cyberspace has become indispensable and irreplaceable for people, companies, and nations, it […] More

  • Implicit Learning Passwords Are Like Riding a Bike

    Cryptography recently joined forces with neuroscience to propose a groundbreaking innovation in authentication. Hristo Bojinov of Stanford University along with Daniel Sanchez and Paul Reber of Northwestern, Dan Boneh of Stanford, and Patrick Lincoln of SRI published a paper on “Designing Crypto Primitives Secure Against Rubber Hose Attacks.” Passwords, encryption keys, and other methods of verification are critical to […] More

  • Addressing Cyber Instability Panel Discussion

    The final portion of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative‘s and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association‘s ”Addressing Cyber Instability” event was a panel discussion and question and answer session. The panel included Greg Rattray, CEO of Delta Risk and former Commander of the Operations Group of the Air Force Information Warfare Center,  Kris Martel, Senior Cybersecurity Architect at Intelligent Decisions, Michael Mulville, Client Solutions Executive […] More

  • Instability in the Cyber Environment

    Continuing where  James Mulvenon left off at the the Cyber Statecraft Initiative’s and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association‘s “Addressing Cyber Instability” event, Greg Rattray, CEO of Delta Risk and former Commander of the Operations Group of the Air Force Information Warfare Center, spoke on “Instability in the Cyber Environment” at the Atlantic Council on July 10. Rattray began by clarifying that in his […] More

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