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Thought Leaders In Direct Contact With Adversaries Provide Insights Into New Cyber Attack Techniques

One of the greatest things about the annual RSA Conference is the open sharing of lessons learned between cybersecurity practitioners. One of the sessions I found most rewarding and insightful focused on new cyber attack techniques. This session, moderated by the SANS Institute’s Founder and Research Director Alan Paller, included insights from Ed Skoudis, Michael […]

Transition for One of The Nation’s Greatest Enterprise CTOs: Dave Mihelcic Retires From DISA

Editor’s note: Dave Mihelcic has been a leader, mentor and friend to thousands, including me.  I wish him the very best in his transition from government service.  It was great to see how DISA honored him with with a farewell release on their site. Find and follow Dave on LinkedIn here. -bg The following is […]

Why “Data Ownership” Matters

Ownership rules In Understanding data ownership in the data lake Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect at IBM, writes: Depending on the organizational point of view, different ownership rules may apply in different situations to data. It is a tricky part when we deal with Data ownership while using external sources, especially if we use social data […]

Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….

The KISS principle is the essence of good communication – Keep It Simple, Stupid! This admonishment always refers to the presenter. Encapsulate the essence of your idea into a clear and simple message. Simple is all about intent. Don’t sacrifice your core message, just lose the extraneous details. Why is simple so important? Retired Brigadier […]

Update On The Megatrend of the Internet of Things

There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the Internet of Things. Today’s Internet connects people, governments, academia and business. The already emerging Internet of Things […]

Bob Flores and Bob Gourley of Cognitio at 2017 RSA Conference

The 2017 RSA conference will be held February 13 – 17, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This is the largest gathering of security professionals and vendors in the security ecosystem. Over 30,000 attendees are expected. As providers of strategic advisory services to government and industry, Cognitio’s Bob Flores and Bob Gourley will be […]