January 10, 2016    /    by

Seven Career Lessons From Kirk Cousins

You are next in line on your organization's depth chart. For a long time, you just wait in the wings for your opportunity to lead. For years, you watch, and learn, and practice, and occasionally get a few opportunities to show what you can do. And then, you get promoted. New management elevates you to #1. But can you succeed? You make a lot of early mistakes. Critics outnumber supporters. Nevertheless, you overcome and excel. How? There are important career lessons to learn from Kirk Cousins

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January 4, 2016    /    by

Most Popular Security Blogs from the Past Year

What were the most popular ‘Lohrmann on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure’ blogs written in 2015? Viewer metrics are in, and they tell an interesting story. Here are the results, along with some intriguing trends and links to the top content.

December 27, 2015    /    by

The Top 16 Security Predictions for 2016

More security predictions than ever before. As I examined hundreds of expert forecasts for 2016 and beyond, with cyber trends and predicted technology events from top companies, it is hard to be optimistic about our online situation. And yet, the combined predictions tell us an important story about online life. So where is cyberspace heading? What surprises await us? Here's your annual one-stop roundup of what security experts are telling us will happen next.

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December 19, 2015    /    by

2015: The Year Data Breaches Became Intimate

Something new, even unprecedented, happened this year in our cyber world. The most noteworthy data breaches were not focused on financial data. Here’s a data breach recap from 2015 – along with my views on what these events tell us.

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December 13, 2015    /    by

Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network RFP Approved

The FirstNet Board approved the release of an RFP to build, operate and deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network this week. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate named 10 people to a new Interoperability Advisory Panel. So are next-generation interoperable communications for nationwide first-responders finally getting close?

DoITT Operations Center in Brooklyn. Photo by David Kidd


December 6, 2015    /    by

Cybersecurity in Latin America

What is the current situation regarding cybersecurity in Latin America? To answer this question, I turned to Mr. Carter Schoenberg, who is a respected industry security expert who recently started a cybersecurity company in Panama. Here’s the informative interview.

November 28, 2015    /    by

5 Online Mistakes to Avoid During the Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and so have the opportunities for Internet deals, sending and receiving holiday cards and many more online activities. Nevertheless, with the good comes the bad – as phishing scams, one-time bargains that are too good to be true and other cyber traps can lead to major headaches. Here are five common online mistakes to avoid as we head towards another New Year’s Eve.

November 21, 2015    /    by

After Paris Attacks: What Is the Future of Encryption?

The recent round of global terrorist attacks have reignited the homeland security versus personal privacy debate. Law enforcement officials point to the apparent use of encryption by ISIS terrorists as proof that encrypted communications need “back doors” to protect the public. But many security experts disagree. So what is the future for encrypted communication as we head into 2016?

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November 16, 2015    /    by

Get Ready for Next-Generation Endpoint Security

Advanced cyberthreats, zero-day exploits, sophisticated malware, ransomware and more. These are just a few of the daily challenges that enterprises face as they try to protect their network endpoints each and every day. How can it be done? Enter next-generation endpoint security products and services. Here’s an overview.

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November 7, 2015    /    by

Interview with Florida’s Technology and Security Leadership

Where is Florida heading regarding cybersecurity in government? What are the top priorities and hot projects? Hear what the Florida state CIO and CISO have to say in this exclusive interview.

Mr. Jason Allison, Florida's CIO, with Ms. Danielle Alvarez, Florida's CISO. credit Florida Agency for State Technology