In part 2 of our Cyberwar series we’ll take a look at how the Chinese government utilizes the US’s open business environment to stage intelligence operations on American soil. Reconnaissance: While there has been a lot of recent press on Cambridge Analytica, the reality is there’s a giant industry that sells information on individuals who play a role in national security. … [Read more...] about Chinese Intelligence Operations In America
The past few weeks has seen aggressive action by the White House against Russia and China. Cyberwar has become a 3-way cage fight. Here's a quick review of the fight and tactics to improve. US Strategy Not Working: Hit Me, I Can Take It Data exfiltration by Kaspersky and Huawei have been known for years among US cybersecurity researchers. However US government took the … [Read more...] about Cyberwar Is Now A 3-Way Cage Fight
Editor's note: We are not tax advisors of course, and this is a tiny bit off our normal topic area of enterprise technology, but since so many of our readers are small businesses who might appreciate the tips here we want to share this with you. - bg If you own or run a business, then there is one thing you can never avoid: taxes. They are a fact of life. The IRS might be … [Read more...] about 7 Tips For Small Businesses to Survive Tax Season
As the Government continues to migrate to the cloud it becomes critical to integrate stronger security into its operations. Cloud and data security must go together. While cloud computing provides valuable IT architectures and solutions for government agencies, it also requires them to relinquish data security to public cloud service providers. Using the services of a cloud … [Read more...] about FedCloud Security Roadmap for 2018
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 … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity Executive Order Provides Agency Leadership with Opportunities and Challenges
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 in New York are likely to be called. … [Read more...] about President Launches New Tech Group
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 General Tom Kolditz, founding … [Read more...] about Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….