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Dreaming big on new technology: Future or fantasy?

There have been a number of futuristic technology ventures recently announced that are either visionary game-changers or a huge waste of money.

August 18, 2013    /    by

Blackout 2003: Governments Are Still Responding Ten Years Later

Where were you when the lights went out in 2003?

August 12, 2013    /    by

Tracking by Advertisers Depends on Trust

How much tracking by advertisers is ok? The answer relies on trust...

August 4, 2013    /    by

Michigan Governor Snyder Leads by Example on Cyber Awareness Training

"And my challenge to each of you is to take the cyber awareness training... like me..."

July 28, 2013    /    by

How to Strengthen Public-Private Partnerships on Cyber

But how do we take these vital security goals to the next level? What are the desired outcomes and corresponding actions required to strengthen our mutual cyber defenses? Where do you start?

July 21, 2013    /    by

No Service: When the Internet goes down on vacation

No service? My Verizon connection has great all week why now? Something was wrong.

July 15, 2013    /    by

What is the next big thing in technology?

Enquiring minds typically want to know: What is the next big thing in technology? The nice thing about that question is that you can go almost anywhere with the answer.

July 7, 2013    /    by

Will stronger EU penalties deter cybercrime?

Early this week the European Union (EU) mandated national maximum sentences of at least two years in prison for attempting to illegally access information systems. Will these tougher penalties deter cybercrime?

June 29, 2013    /    by

Insider Threats Take Center Stage

Are insiders or outsiders the greatest IT threat to enterprise security? Lately, the pendulum seems to be swinging towards the insider threat.

June 24, 2013    /    by

An Interview with Teri Takai on FirstNet

Ms. Teresa M. (Teri) Takai, who is the CIO for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), has been an exceptional leader in government for more than a decade. She served as state government CIO in both Michigan and California before joining DoD as CIO in 2010. Ms. Takai was appointed to the FirstNet Board of Directors in August 2012.