As a former SOC Director, I was always looking for ways to increase the skill levels of my team or get them the education needed for certification while on a strict (i.e., practically no) training budget. Little did I know how easy it could have been if I had met Ralph Sita just a few […]

ICS, SCADA, OT, PIT and even IoT are all acronyms that define a class of systems which manage the flows of data between sensors, actuators and control systems. Over the past decade, the interconnection of these systems with Information Technology (IT) systems and the Internet has been occurring at an ever-increasing pace, creating significant concern […]

A year ago my engineer daughter sent me a podcast by RadioLab that described a potentially scary future created by advanced video and voice manipulation technology that would allow anyone to recreate or initiate recordings of fake events that appeared very realistic – essentially putting a fake news weapon of high counterfeit quality into the […]

My recent experience as a SOC director for a large enterprise has definitely upped my awareness of the need for a test and training environment where you can evaluate the impacts of changes to your SOC environment while also beginning to better understand the mission impacts of cyber attacks or the flow of different orchestrations. […]

Recently you can’t pick up a trade magazine or get a cyber news email without hearing about machine learning and AI. Besides being the current buzz, there are many legitimate reasons to pay attention to this technology. I heard about Cylance, a leader in the application of machine learning to cyber issues, for the first […]

I am currently serving as the acting cybersecurity director and innovations officer for a large government contract. In these roles I have really come to appreciate the value of automation when properly applied and integrated well. At the same time, I really value the contributions that my senior technical folks make, but I constantly admonish […]

In my research on various security topics I kept running across the work of Professor Al-Shaer, whether I was investigating SDN and security, security automation and orchestration, network resiliency, IoT security, autonomous security, and much more. So I was delighted to meet him in person when we both attended the same conference this fall. His […]

Ron Gula has been at the forefront of the cybersecurity space for over 20 years, starting his career as a pentester for NSA and recently stepping down as the CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security. Now, Ron and his wife Cyndi are embarking on a new adventure, assisting other cybersecurity start-ups in terms of […]

The DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications is at the nexus of private-public information sharing as well as the executive agent for the national strategy for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and federal civilian agency strategy when it comes to the United States’ cybersecurity. So as the leader for this office, Ms. Jeanette Manfra has a […]