Tag Archive for Security

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…

time for some fresh ideas

What does it say that in an age of information, the leading agencies in the long war are continually, perpetually, failing when it comes to the security of said information? At least in theory these agencies have the benefit of…

stuck in the wayback machine

This sounds so familiar: The U.S. government needs to act now to avoid crippling cyberattacks that could shut down major communications systems nationwide, a group of cybersecurity experts told U.S. lawmakers today. "We are a nation unprepared to properly defend…

cyber security: don’t hold your breath

It is one thing to plan, something else entirely to turn it into reality: The DHS plans to collocate private-sector employees from the communications and IT industries with government workers at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) facility here,…

who do you trust?

The CIA, Homeland Security Department and National Security Agency are the least trusted federal agencies when it comes to protecting Americans’ privacy, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute. The annual survey, which will be released Wednesday, asked…