If you research asymmetric war, use the NCTC WITS system

The work of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is important and, because of the need to protect our nation’s information sources and advantages over international terrorists, criminals and other malicious actors, is not discussed much in the open. But there are things you can learn about NCTC by review of reputable sources. The most important […]

The Elders of the Internet Have A Message for the U.S. Congress

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was founded in 1990 as a donor funded non-profit with a focus on fighting for internet freedoms. They frequently bring those fights to the courts by bringing lawsuits against large corporations and the government. They also work to provide information to inform legislators and the public at large. The EFF […]

A CTO Perspective: Consider The Message The Elders of the Internet Have A Message for the U.S. Congress

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was founded in 1990 as a donor funded non-profit with a focus on fighting for internet freedoms. They frequently bring those fights to the courts by bringing lawsuits against large corporations and the government. They also work to provide information to inform legislators and the public at large. The EFF is cool, […]

President Mentions Cyber-Threats in State of the Union Address

Cyber practitioners have long wondered when this would happen. Now it has. The President of the United States has finally realized that the threat from malicious actors in cyberspace has grown so significant that it bears mentioning in the State of the Union Address. In his January 24, 2012 State of the Union Address President […]

IT Acquisition, Staffing Cuts, and More

Here are today’s federal IT and cybersecurity stories and links: Tami Johnson, program manager for Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, explains that a fast acquisition of information technology will not always work. More here. The State and Defense Department are engaging in joint cyber war games with their Chinese counterparts. More here. The Obama administration expressed […]

First, Do No Harm

Last week, I had the chance to listen to and speak with Representative Adam Smith of Washington state about cybersecurity legislation at a reception. This year has been pivotal for passing regulations to govern cyber, and attendees of this security event wanted to know his thoughts on the variety of proposed laws. While Rep. Smith […]