13 Sep 2021

Zero Trust Will Yield Zero Results Without A Risk Analysis

Over the past four years there has been an avalanche of new Zero Trust products. However during the same period there has been no measurable reduction in cyber breaches. Zero Trust is a concept where an organization has Zero Trust in a specific individual, supplier or technology that is the source of their cyber risk. One needs to have Zero Trust in something and then act to neutralize that risk. Thus buying a Zero Trust product makes no sense unless it is deployed as a countermeasure to specific cyber risk. Buying products should be the last step taken not the first. To help enterprises benefit from Zero Trust concepts here is a modified OODA loop type process to guide your strategy development and execution.

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23 Jan 2021

Mitigating The Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge

Smart Cities will become a full-scale cyber war battleground unless Congress mandates cybersecurity.

The biggest danger in Smart Cities is the assumption that IoT sensors communicating over a 5G fabric to Machine Learning and Blockchain systems will be safe from cyberattacks. To the contrary Smart Cities suffer from all the cyber vulnerabilities we have today (like phishing password attacks, server exploitation and self-propagating malware) plus a new generation of attack vectors due to the hyper-connected state of everything.

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23 Jan 2021

What You Need To Know About The Internet’s Latest Problem: Repeating Random Numbers!

Digital Certificates are a foundational building block of the Internet. They are used to verify the identity of e-commerce sites, the authenticity of software and encrypt data. Not surprisingly, cyberattackers try to create fake Certificates or get the Private Keys for real ones to steal data or intercept communications. No one really worried about the Certificates themselves – until now. It seems the random numbers used to generate Certificates sometimes are the same.

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30 Dec 2019

The Most Important Tech Event Of 2019: Max 737 Grounding

A lot happened in 2019 from a technology perspective. Google built a 53 qubit quantum computer that could generate 10 quadrillion numbers. SpaceX made rockets flying backwards seem normal. And Facebook was able to bring together Democrats and Republicans; though it was to criticize their privacy policies. Sadly the most important tech event of 2019 is the death of 346 passengers due to a software bug.

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04 Sep 2019

What To Do About Quantum Uncertainty

The term quantum uncertainty refers to the unique property of not being able to know the direction and speed of a particle at the same time. However if you were in Washington DC area this summer quantum uncertainty could also describe the confusion of defining the quantum threat to national security and countermeasures to contain it. We imagine there may be quite a bit of quantum uncertainty in your business as well. In this post we bring a bit of clarity to this uncertainty and provide recommendations for both business strategists and government policy makers that can help prepare you for a quantum world. 

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03 Jan 2019

AI Will Test American Values In The Battlefield

How will military leaders deal with AI that may treat troops as expendable assets to win the “game”.

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24 Sep 2018

Software Has Become A National Security Vulnerability

Software and our internetworked computer systems are more complex than ever. Which means to develop countermeasures to these new types of cyberattacks we have to work harder than ever.

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