InterConnect 2016: IBM’s Examination Of All Things Cloud, AI, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, IoT, Cyber

InterConnect 2016 is 21-25 February at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (side note: this event attracts so many forward thinking technologists and business leaders that there are very few venues large enough to hold it). This event is a great way to learn from peers in the business and technology community, […]

What You Need To Know About The Administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The Whitehouse released a plan on 9 Feb 2016 that should be read and understood by cybersecurity professionals everywhere. Here is my take on the most important point: Whoever you are, wherever your are, you need to understand you are responsible for defending your technology. Do not think that you can abdicate or delegate this responsibility. […]

Thanks Darpa: Minimally Invasive “Stentrode” Shows Potential as Neural Interface for Brain

DARPA funded research has produced a device, called the “stentrode,” capable of direct recording of brain activity, right from neurons. This amazing technology repurposes stent devices to enable this breakthrough.  From the DARPA announcement: A DARPA-funded research team has created a novel neural-recording device that can be implanted into the brain through blood vessels, reducing the […]

Leader Of U.S. Intelligence Community Delivers Clear and Unambiguous Warning of Cyber Threat

Time for another clear and unambiguous warning on the growing cyber threat, this one in testimony to Congress by the leader of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Security of Information systems: Allow me to turn now to a transnational threat that is, at present, difficult to measure — the threat of attack against our information systems […]

Regarding Big Data, One Manager’s “Resistance” Is Another Manager’s “Caution”

Matt Turck has some interesting things to say about “big data” in “Is Big Data Still a Thing? (The 2016 Big Data Landscape).” Focusing on the technology, he seems to be saying that expectations for big data’s game changing disruption haven’t been met but that what we are seeing is maturation of the field brought […]

Automating Access Solves Many of Life’s Business Problems

The truth is, you may believe that your organization’s systems are secure, that you have given your employees all the tools to be efficient, and that their user accounts are being provisioned effectively so they can get to work and remain working from the moment they become part of your organization’s network. As an IT […]