How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach


Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. OPM is the federal organization responsible for maintaining and protecting the federal records […]

The Digital Risk Reduction Act of 2015

Digital Risk Reduction and Cybersecurity Act of 2015

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve the security of federal systems? Cognitio’s founders have been responsible for guarding some of the world’s hardest-to-penetrate networks, including the classified systems that lets case officers in hostile countries communicate with headquarters in the United States, and the networks that provide real-time information to battlefield commanders […]

Cyber Security in Aviation


With the public inundated with reports of an alarming number of computer hacks, the question in everyone’s mind is “what is next?” The aviation industry was the center of media attention when Chris Roberts, a controversial computer researcher, was detained by FBI agents after boasting that he had hacked systems while a passenger and took control of […]

Army Intelligence Industry Day 29 July 2015


On July 29, 2015, AFCEA Intelligence and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Army, will co-sponsor a special, one day classified event tailored for members of industry focused on U.S. Army Intelligence.  The event will be held at Engility Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA. The agenda will explore science and […]

Firemon: Providing proactive security intelligence and governance over your IT


With this post we are initiating coverage of Firemon, provider of proactive security intelligence and governance capabilities. Firemon enables enterprises to continuously analyze, visualize and improve the capabilities of your existing network security infrastructure. For a short introduction to the Firemon platform in the words of fonder and CEO Jody Brazil is at this link […]

Cisco: Creating value for enterprises by transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate


This post is part of our series providing background and context on sponsors of Cognitio’s 30 April Synergy Forum. Cisco is one of the most widely recognizable brands in the technology landscape. They are known for enterprise scale delivery of solutions that really work. They are also known for their customer focus. In the DC ecosystem […]