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 ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.
Cyber Security is far more than just protecting data. Security is about protecting the functionality of IT. It involves confidentiality, availability and integrity of resources. This higher order approach to cyber security requires vision, leadership, and actions in dimensions of people, process and technology.

We track the concepts, the companies and the leaders shaking things up in the cybersecurity world. Review below and give us your thoughts!

Executive Order Underscores Need For Leadership Accountability In Reducing Digital Risk

The 11 May 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure is notable for several reasons. As Marty Meehan points out, the order is significant as it discusses improvements to the federal government’s (and the nation’s) digital infrastructure, protection of the power grid, replacement of antiquated IT systems, and protection against cyber […]

10 Tips to Keep Hackers Out of Your Smart Home

As technology continues to make life more convenient for users, it is making the lives of thieves easier as well. Owners of smart homes are under constant threat of electronic theft and violation. The even scarier part is that sometimes you can’t even tell when you have been hacked. A smart door can be remotely […]

Steps for Fortifying Your Organization’s Data in the Cyber War

The most recent ransomware attacks should make every executive in every company take notice, and be worried. Last week, I spoke at a cyber event and came with a message: the continued focus on legacy endpoint and network security is almost worthless. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, our reliance on legacy ‘castle and moat’ theory to […]

Cybersecurity Executive Order Provides Agency Leadership with Opportunities and Challenges

President Trump’s “Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening US Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure” is significant as it discusses improvements to the Nation’s digital infrastructure, protection of the power grid, replacement of antiquated IT systems, protection against cyber threats. It also makes government leadership accountable for cyber deterrence. Agency heads can no longer delegate responsibility for cybersecurity […]

President Launches New Tech Group

President Donald Trump has launched the American Technology Council via executive order on May 1, 2017.  A meeting is being scheduled for June to bring together executives to start hashing out the initiative. While a list of tech executives being invited has not been released, some of the tech companies from Trump’s first tech summit […]

Pushing Computers to the Edge: Next Generation Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and IoT Devices

In the video below, Professor Gene Spafford, Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS at Perdue, introduces one of the nation’s great digital risk and cybersecurity thinkers, Dr. Ron Ross of NIST, who then provides very important context on what the next generation of cybersecurity and privacy controls need to cover. Ron provides an outstanding overview on the challenges […]