Reference to Cyber Security “Wake-Up Calls”

  We have previously discussed research and analysis we did for the Cyber Conflict Studies Association on the many “Wake-Up Calls” the nation’s policy makers have declared themselves to have had regarding cyber security. If history is any predictor of the past, we will still be getting these wake-up calls long into the future. We […]

Sequestration and DoD: Watching that old pendulum swing!

Watching that old pendulum swing! Nothing puts me to sleep faster than the tick-tock of a clock. Better yet: a grandfather clock! I love sitting there watching the pendulum swing back and forth, back and forth. It’s hypnotic! So maybe that’s why I keep falling asleep as this “sequestration crisis” implodes around me! To my […]

Awake Yet? The list of cyber security "wake up calls" grows as predicted

There are several certainties in computer security. One is that when adversaries have intent they will always find a way to get what they want. Another certainty is that leadership in government and industry is quick to forget the lessons learned in cyber security, especially those dealing with adversary action. This situation is known as Cyber Threat […]

President's NSTAC Releases Coordinated Report on Cloud Computing

The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee has just released a report to the President on Cloud Computing (see: 2012-05-15 NSTAC Cloud Computing). Work on this report has been underway for quite some time, and it has been informed by thought leaders from across the nation, in and out of government. It has also been […]

Avoiding Cyber Threat Amnesia

My involvement in the non-profit educational and research organization Cyber Conflict Studies Association over the last several years has led me to an observation about federal policy makers and cyber security. This observation probably applies to many commercial organizations and to academia (and possibly even to you) so we may be talking about human nature […]