David Bray on IoT, Cloud Security and Moving 200 FCC Servers

The world is a big place and we can learn a lot by studying how different governments and business cultures approach the pressing technology challenges of the day.

David Bray recently had a chance to do just that. As a 2015 Eisenhow Fellow, Bray spent 5 weeks visiting with senior government and industry leaders in Taiwan and Australia to find out how they plan to handle the implications of IoT technologies, emerging cybersecurity issues and privacy challenges, among many other topics.

I caught up with Bray — who also serves as the FCC’s chief information officer — at this year’s Cyber Security Brainstorm, hosted by MeriTalk, in Washington, D.C. He spoke candidly about what he learned from his travels and told the amazing story of how a small team of dedicated IT professionals at the FCC spent their Labor Day holiday weekend physically moving 200 servers full of mission-critical data from FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C., to a commercial cloud facility. It’s a story you don’t want to miss.

And only David and the camera crew know how many takes it took me to get this intro right.

David Bray: The MeriTalk Interview

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Dan Verton
About Dan Verton
MeriTalk Executive Editor Dan Verton is a veteran journalist and winner of the First Place Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting -- the highest award in the nation for business/trade journalism. Dan earned a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and has spent the last 20 years in the nation's capital reporting on government, enterprise technology, policy and national cybersecurity. He’s also a former intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, has authored three books on cybersecurity, and has testified on critical infrastructure protection before both House and Senate committees.
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  1. Anonymous | - Reply
    Great video with Dan and Dr. David Bray, really enjoyed the comments about the IoT and FCC's Server Lift.

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