The Need for a Framework for Resilient Cybersecurity

There is little doubt that today our society and enterprises are more connected than ever before. The reality of internet accessible critical infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) has stretched the capabilities of todays cyber defenses. Moreover, the expansion of enterprise architectures to include these enabling technologies has […]

From Role-Based Access Control to Access Governance

Role-based access control (RBAC) and access governance are two terms that are used interchangeably. Is one then simply synonymous with the other? Or not? What are the differences, and how do you get from RBAC to access governance? Let’s consider the subject in detail. Role-based access control is a term that has been in use […]

What’s The Biggest Data Security Threat In Your Business? The Answer Might Surprise You

As an admin, it’s your job to be paranoid. But you might be worrying about the wrong things. You might be overlooking the biggest threat to your servers. Pick your poison, folks – there’s no shortage of boogeymen in the cybersecurity space. From digital espionage to terrifying malware to malicious or ignorant users, the notion […]

The Legal Challenges of the Internet of Things

These days, just about everything and every organization collects data. Even refrigerators collect information on temperature, usage, etc. Employers do on just about anything they can; some are in fact requiring employees to wear health trackers that monitor heart rate and other metrics. From cars to medical devices, personal data is everywhere. The problem is, […]

Meet The Ultimate Connector, Cognitio’s Don Begley, At AFCEA West

Cognitio’s Don Begley is one of the most connected business executives in the federal technology ecosystem. Don is highly regarded for his ability to help find the right solutions for critically important mission needs, and is one of the most sought-after mentors for those with urgent needs or highly impactful capabilities. He is also renowned for his ability […]

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. […]