The KISS principle is the essence of good communication – Keep It Simple, Stupid! This admonishment always refers to the presenter. Encapsulate the essence of your idea into a clear and simple message. Simple is all about intent. Don’t sacrifice your core message, just lose the extraneous details. Why is simple so important? Retired Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, founding … [Read more...] about Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….
Cyber has been called the ultimate team sport: CIOs, CTOs, SysAdmins, Software Developers, CISOs, threat teams, red teams, testing groups, etc. etc, but really should it be? It seems more like a jobs program that moves headcount from one part of the enterprise to the expensive nerdy-side. Sitting through a number of presentations at various cyber conferences recently I'm … [Read more...] about Your Enterprise has too many Cyber-ish People
Paranoia is good when it comes to cyber-security...or is it? Are we making ourselves paranoid? Like many computer security professionals, I tend to closely follow technology and security news, even though its often discouraging and depressing. It is routine to see articles disclosing general information about recent attacks and criminal successes (and sometimes criminal … [Read more...] about Are Security Pros Becoming Too Paranoid?
I was a bit puzzled when I found out I made the "Washington's Tech Titans" list assembled by Washingtonian Magazine. Why in the world would they put me on that list? Well, it is certainly good press and I'm definitely honored that they would consider me. Here is what they wrote: "Bob Gourley, founder and CTO, Crucial Point. As former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency … [Read more...] about My Thoughts on the Washingtonian Tech Titans List
Words can hardly describe how neat this technology is. I'm excited and enthused for many reasons, including the potential power of this technology to help us all make better decisions and of course to bring even more fun to our lives. Watch and let your imagine go... Think of the wonderful ways we can interact with data to do good things in the world. Think of how much … [Read more...] about You Really Have to See This: From MIT Media Lab