February 7, 2016    /    by

Help! When ‘Things’ Can Send Emails

Does using ‘smart’ devices mean that our inboxes will be even more overflowing with more email? For now, probably.

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January 30, 2016    /    by

Transforming Cyber and Infrastructure Security: An Interview with the DHS Cyber Chief

An exclusive interview with Dr. Phyllis Schneck, deputy under secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Phyllis Schneck, photo credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


January 24, 2016    /    by

Interview with Will Pelgrin and Phil Reitinger on the New Global Cyber Alliance

What is the new Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)? Why is it important? Here is an exclusive interview with GCA co-founder and chair Will Pelgrin, as well as the new CEO and president of GCA — Phil Reitinger.

Mr. Philip Reitinger, Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) CEO and President. Photo credit: GCA


January 21, 2016    /    by

‘Anonymous’ Targets Michigan, Activates #OpFlint

#OpFlint promises online attacks against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration in response to the water emergency in the city of Flint.

January 17, 2016    /    by

Where Next on Internet of Things (IoT) Security?

The 2016 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just wrapped-up as the North American International Auto Show sprang into full swing. So what do they tell us about the state of cybersecurity for the exploding Internet of Things (IoT) market?

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx views a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. AP Photo/Paul Sancya


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.

credit: Katherine Lohrmann


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.

Word cloud by Dan Lohrmann


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