Tag: cyber security

Dusting Off An Old, Good Idea

A long time ago, in an intelligence agency far, far away (across the Potomac)… …My colleagues and I used to produce a weekly report that went out across what was then the government’s information warfare community. You’ve never head of…

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

My latest op-ed in SC Magazine: It is tough being in cybersecurity. Defense is a cost center, and it’s hard to find meaningful metrics to demonstrate success. Interest in security is also cyclical: Major breaches stir action, but as time…

IO: meet the new boss, same as . . .

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription): As the Air Force prepares to open a new Cyber Command in May, a top service general overseeing the effort is calling on policymakers to consider how far the United States should go to safeguard…

Preparing for the “Wake Up Call”

Despite the emphasis placed on IT security in recent years, federal agencies are not testing their security controls with any consistency or timeliness, and as a result may not realize their systems’ weaknesses, a new General Accounting Office report has…