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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sandia National Labs' Massive Android Testing Array, False Cyber Attacks, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Sandia National Laboratories is building an experimental set-up of 300,000 Android devices so that researchers can study how hackers disrupt mobile networks. More here. Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer Henry Sienkiewicz will become the new vice chief information assurance executive while David Bennett will be […]

Naval Surface Warfare Center Develops 3D Mobile Spying Malware, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Naval Surface Warfare Center has developed a malicious mobile application that makes infected phones take random photos which are stitched together to reconstruct surroundings in 3D. More here. The U.S. Energy Information Administration launched its application programming interface which allows developers to design web and mobile apps […]

White House Hacked, Sequestration Threatens Cyber, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: White House sources confirm that Chinese hackers penetrated unclassified networks with a spear phishing attack against the White House Communications Agency. More here. Sequestration threatens the bipartisan agreement that cybersecurity needs more funding. More here. The White House gathered senior government leaders and private sector entrepreneurs for “Energy […]