White House Tightens Security for Web Access

On Monday, 8 June 2015, Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer for President Obama, issued a memorandum that requires all federal websites and services to switch to HTTPS, a more secure method of connection than plain HTTP, by December 31, 2016.  This change means all traffic is treated as sensitive, rather than leaving it up to web […]

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

If you’re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.  This event combines the  JIE Mission Partners Symposium and the International Cyber Symposium to increase dialogue among key participants, broaden the involvement of essential stakeholders, and sharpen focus on critical issues. The agenda is packed […]

Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler Join Cyber Threat Alliance

Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler have joined the Cyber Threat Alliance to help drive a coordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing of indicators of compromise. The following is from a joint press release: BARRACUDA, REVERSINGLABS, TELEFÓNICA AND ZSCALER JOIN CYBER THREAT ALLIANCE AS CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS Co-founders Welcome […]

We Are Living In The Age of the Mega-Breach

Every year for 19 Years Symantec has produced an Internet Security Threat Report, capturing insights which can inform defenses.  Their April 2014 report has proven to be particularly insightful, foreshadowing many of the events seen from that month to today.   For example, in 2012, there were 156 major data breaches increasing to 253 in […]

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry’s leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence. This alliance, started in May and expanded in September, aims to help industry entities […]

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leaders […]