About Shannon Perry

Shannon Perry is an award winning writer and analyst with a background in statistics & science, technology and international affairs.

Lessons from the Synergy Forum: Affordability of Cybersecurity & Risk Management

On April 30 2015 industry leaders and government practitioners gathered in Tysons Corner at Cognitio’s Synergy Forum to discuss technology trends, innovation, and ways to enhance enterprise and mission outcomes. Technology and Emerging Concepts for Enhanced Cybersecurity, the forum’s first panel discussion, consisted of David Bray, Brian Carrier, Peter Fonash, and Dean Hall, who collectively […]

Lessons from the Synergy Forum: Cybersecurity through Information Sharing

On 30 April 2015 industry leaders and government practitioners gathered in Tysons Corner to discuss technology trends, innovation, and ways to enhance enterprise and mission outcomes. Technology and Emerging Concepts for Enhanced Cybersecurity, the forum’s first panel discussion, consisted of Bob Gourley, David Bray, Brian Carrier, Peter Fonash, and Dean Hall, who collectively identified many […]

Innovate, Innovate, Innovate: More Lessons from the Synergy Forum

On April 30 2015 industry leaders and government practitioners gathered in Tysons Corner to discuss technology trends, innovation, and ways to enhance enterprise and mission outcomes. How to Better Invest in Innovation, a panel discussion, consisted of Sarah Gardner, Michael Kapfer, and Yanev Suissa, who reflected on the benefits of a culture of innovation and […]

Pew Reports on American Digital Habits Post-Snowden

A recent report from the Pew Research Center provides an interesting look into Americans’ online habits following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance practices in the United States. The survey questioned adults about the extent to which their attitudes and online behaviors had changed following the revelations. Of the population of U.S. adults who are aware of […]

FCC Releases New Net Neutrality Rules

Net neutrality became a buzzword in 2014, as many media sources and public figures voiced their opposition to the FCC’s “fast lanes.” In order to accommodate ballooning quantities of web traffic, the FCC proposed that content providers (like Netflix) could pay Internet service providers (like Comcast) in order to access special, faster broadband connections, resulting […]

A Brief Explanation of Superfish

Sometimes big threats to consumers’ digital security and privacy come in the form of pre-installed programs, software built into consumer products that creates vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. Last week, Reuters reported that the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert that a harmful pre-installed program exists on Lenovo laptops. The program – nicknamed Superfish […]