It’s not the circus. Is that what you thought? Apologies to Cecil B. DeMille. Cyber’s all the rage. Feds can’t get enough. It touches everything – data, networks, mobile, data centers. Feds are throwing money at security. Is it enough? Don’t think so. But don’t take my word. Take it from someone who was on […] […]

It may be April Fool’s Day, but cyber’s no joke. John P. Carlin was confirmed as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security a year ago. He’s a serious gentleman with a serious job. At DOJ’s National Security Division, he heads law enforcement’s cyber security efforts. Heading Off Disaster In a speech last year at […] […]

Once in a while, it’s good to revisit and reconsider from a distance. It’s just over two years since then-unknown Alexandria-based cyber security company, Mandiant vaulted into the media spotlight.






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Fans will fill out 70 million brackets this week in an attempt to win an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament pool. Who’s your pick? Kentucky? U Va? Both look strong. Apparently the odds of picking a perfect March Madness bracket are less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Science Daily, which credits DePaul […] […]

How did a wannabee Scott Fitzgerald in college become a middle-aged man fascinated by government audits?  Now that’s a question I frequently ask my reflection in the mirror while shaving.  But, fascinated I am. As if it’s not enough to ingest GAO APBs, I recently found myself fascinated by a new analysis of the last […] […]

Continuous monitoring is surging along, but agencies are really bad at authentication. Cyber attacks were up 15 percent last year. Agencies spent $12.7 billion on cybersecurity in Fiscal 2014. The annual Federal Information Security Management Act compliance report paints a dismal picture of Federal IT security. Let’s break it down. Authentication efforts are lagging. “Numerous […] […]

Revelations that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State should scare the hell out of CIOs. The government spends $14 billion a year on cybersecurity, but no amount of spending or regulations will make a difference if top leaders flout the rules and set up a […] […]

True to their word, Terry Halvorsen and Major General Alan Lynn released milCloud pricing on Friday. Here’s the chance for industry to see the competitor’s price card. Some observations.






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