Voting Machines Hacked at DEF CON in Las Vegas

Just how secure are the nation’s voting machines, and how much should you worry about a hacker changing voting results?  Based on what a group of hackers  in Las Vegas, the machines are easily hacked, and voting results are not secure. Every year, there is a conference held in Las Vegas, called DEF CON, where ethical hackers […]

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 […]

The Report The Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Sent To the President and President Elect

On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report. For policy-makers new to cybersecurity the introduction recaps issues the nation has been dealing with for quite some time now. And the many recommendations are things we should […]

Cybersecurity Protocols to Implement in an Always-Connected Workforce

It used to be that workers would come into the office, sit at their desk, work for eight hours (with a break for lunch in there somewhere), and then go home. Now, however, work is moving out of the office and into, well… everywhere else. With teleconferencing, smartphones, cloud computing, and a long line of […]

Digital Risk Management Leader RiskIQ Raises New Funding To Expand Platform Ecosystem, Sales and Digital Risk Applications

Editor’s note: When I read of a great firm like RiskIQ investing to expand their platform I immediately think of the positive impact to current and future customers. But strategically this also means that large teams of investors believe strongly in the powerful capabilities and strong future of this company. With that in mind we […]

Why a Reactive Security Strategy Costs Companies Millions Each Year

The Internet is both a blessing and a curse for businesses. While it opens up new markets that would have simply been unavailable decades ago, it also brings threats that, if not countered, can cost those companies millions, or even billions, of dollars. As new threats arise, businesses scramble to identify them and put up […]