October 5, 2013    /    by

Unintended consequences: The government shutdown is hitting home in surprising ways

From home mortgages to university grants to interns enhancing their career prospects, the federal government shutdown of 2013 is hitting home - and hitting hard.

September 29, 2013    /    by

Governors Release Compelling Cyber Roadmap for States

The NGA released a new compelling strategy paper called Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity.

NGA Meeting in Washington

National Governors Association (NGA) Cybersecurity Meeting on Capitol Hill   (Left to right: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen and Major General William N. Reddell III) READ MORE

September 22, 2013    /    by

October Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Boom or Shutdown Bust?

Another National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) begins on October 1, 2013, and this could be the best or one of the worst ever. This is why...

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September 14, 2013    /    by

Cybersecurity intelligence and new legislation: What's next?

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) organization just held an excellent summit on CSPAN that is worth a second look.

U.S. Intelligence

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September 9, 2013    /    by

Full Inbox: How spam is making a comeback

Spam is back. But this new spam is harder to deal with. Here are some tips to help.

September 1, 2013    /    by

'Major cyber event' coming, says Secretary Napolitano

Outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warned that a major cyber attack is coming

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano - photo credit: Fema/NyxoLynoCangemi READ MORE

August 26, 2013    /    by

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.

The Geminids by fotopedia/Sergiu Bacioiu


There have been a number of futuristic technology ventures recently announced that are either visionary game-changers or a huge waste of money. Internet tycoons are spending large amounts on these grandiose schemes, and the media is reporting on these bold attempts to go where no man or woman has ever gone before. Could these ideas become our new infrastructure a decade or two from now? Are we witnessing the next Thomas Edison in action? READ MORE

August 18, 2013    /    by

Blackout 2003: Governments Are Still Responding Ten Years Later

Where were you when the lights went out in 2003?

Blackout


Where were you when the lights went out in the Northeast during the late afternoon of August 14, 2003? What did you do? Where did you go? READ MORE

August 12, 2013    /    by

Tracking by Advertisers Depends on Trust

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

Are you being tracked?

An intriguing article written by Mike Elgan at Computerworld.com recently asked the question: What’s wrong with being tracked by advertisers? READ MORE

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..."