DDoS Attacks: What Happened And What We Should Do About It

The security community has been watching the DDoS threat grow to incredible levels. DDoS attacks are up 75% over last year. Over 30% of attacks reach sustained peaks of over 10 Gbps, an amount that will swamp most every business user. Some very large attacks have gone as high as 600 Gbps, a size that […]

What Local, State, Federal Governments Should Do To Mitigate DDoS Threats

Governments have special roles in helping prevent DDoS attacks. Governments at Local, State and Federal Levels have massive infrastructures that should be protected to help prevent DDoS on others and they have important citizen-facing missions that need protection themselves. Governments can also help us all take collective action. We have all been tracking the the […]

WIT Connect: The Internet of Things – New Opportunities, New Risks

Women In Technology Presents: WIT Connect: The Internet of Things – New Opportunities, New Risks Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00-8:30 PM Tegna/Gannett Building 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean VA The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented opportunities for business innovation and personal convenience. Connected devices seem to be everywhere and are impacting our lives […]

Hortonworks: Using Machine and Sensor Data to Proactively Maintain Public Infrastructure

Metro Transit of St. Louis (MTL) operates the public transportation system for the St. Louis metropolitan region. Hortonworks Data Platform helps MTL meet their mission by storing and analyzing IoT data from the city’s Smart Buses, which helped the agency cut average cost per mile driven by its buses from $0.92 to $0.43. It achieved […]

Tracking The Megatrend of the Internet of Things

There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the Internet of Things. Today’s Internet connects people, governments, academia and business. The already emerging Internet of Things […]

Amazon AWS: Dominating In Cloudcomputing, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and IoT

We have been tracking Amazon for years, but as a reference point consider that in November 2006 BusinessWeek ran a cover story with the title “Jeff Bezos’ Risky Bet” where the concept of cloud computing as a business model disruptor was catapulted into the mainstream. Since then the risky bet has paid off for Amazon […]