Overview of @Triumfant by @SecureNinja @FedCyber 2013


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb continues our coverage of FEDcyber 2013 by speaking with Triumfant’s President & CEO John Prisco about malware detection and remediation.

Interview of @Splunk by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Enoch Long from Splunk while at FEDcyber 2013. Big Data Cyber Security Alicia Webb Business Defence in depth Enoch FEDcyber 2013 Splunk YouTube

The October 2013 security updates

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Security Advisory 2862973 Update for MD5 Certificates We would like to remind customers of the Update for MD5 Certificates that was released in August 2013 and will be released through Microsoft Update in February 2014.

Top 10 Data Center Stories, August 2013

Data Center Knowledge

The impact of a "leap second" on servers at Facebook and the number of servers at Rackspace were the most popular stories of August 2013 at Data Center Knowledge.

Ascent Index: BYOD (March 2013)

The Investing Edge

In the month of March 2013 BYOD received more than 80,000 mentions across websites and social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Prorate that number over the full month, and the 44,000 June 2012 figure falls well short of March 2013’s stats. What a difference a year makes.

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The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

There were wide range of causes for data center downtime in 2013. Here’s our list of the Top 10 outages of 2013. The year''s major outages covered the spectrum, affecting clouds, companies, payment networks and governments at the federal, state and local level.

The Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Big projects, big budgets, design innovation and repurposing the old economy''s infrastructure for the new economy were key themes during 2013. Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, ranked by page views.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories, September 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Here are the most viewed stories on Data Center Knowledge for September 2013, ranked by page views. Data center expansions by Google, Microsoft and eBay captured the attention of readers in September, along with a cloud outage for Amazon Web Services.

Interview of @Platfora by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013


By Bob Gourley SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Reagan Kling about Hadoop and Big Data at FEDcyber 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises.

Lisbon Bound: NATO Network Enabled Capability Conference 2013

Cloud Musings

Sunday, April 21, 2013. Lisbon Bound: NATO Network Enabled Capability Conference 2013. This week I will have the honor of attending the 2013 NNEC Conference at the Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. 2 comments: D Lew April 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM Great post about cloud service software! Reply Delete Sharmin Alam June 2, 2013 at 12:58 AM I found your blog when I was looking for a different sort of information but I was very happy and glad to read through your blog.

Fed Forum 2013 Videos and Briefings Posted


By Bob Gourley One of the challenges in very popular events like the FedForum is the breakout sessions are all worth attending but you can’t be in more than one place at the same time. Fortunately much of the content from these sessions has been captured.

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Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

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Jonathan Ness and I will host the monthly bulletin webcast, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. If you haven''t had a chance to see the movie Gravity , I highly recommend you take the time to check it out.

Omphaloskepsis and the December 2013 Security Update Release

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Jonathan Ness and I will host the monthly bulletin webcast, scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. There are times when we get too close to a topic. We familiarize ourselves with every aspect and nuance, but fail to recognize not everyone else has done the same.

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2013

Data Center Knowledge

In November, lots of data center stories drew our readers'' interest. The top items included: the possibility of turning former Sears auto service centers into mission critical space, the automation at Facebook that allows a sys admin to manage at least 20K servers, and more. Enjoy!

Links for Dec 8 2013

Eric D. Brown

Innovate on Purpose: Insights, Innovation and Intuition. Quote : Good innovation managers can corral quantitative results, qualitative insights, customer needs, market trends and a host of other kinds of data and insights and arrive at an interesting opportunity, applying the appropriate weight to each kind of insight or data.

Links for Nov 10 2013

Eric D. Brown

In 2013, “log analysis” emerged as the killer app for Hadoop and the pilot project of the year, we’re beginning to see more serious thought put into not just the solutions, but in developing the right questions to ask. Are technologists trying to solve the wrong problem? Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Technologists tend to forget that normal people have a different take on technology. That’s why they should pay more attention to interfaces.

COVITS 2013 - Opening Comments

CIO Musings

Good morning and Welcome to COVITS 2013 - THE SECOND DAY!! COVITS is the information technology conference for state and local governments in Virginia. This year I was asked to give the opening remarks before the keynote speaker. I was pleased to be able to address the crowd, and even more pleased that the conference organizer (Jack Mortimer, eRepublic) wanted to highlight the participation of the localities in the conference.

Links for Oct 6 2013

Eric D. Brown

Not Solving Every Problem | The Enterprising CIO. Quote : Problems exist so that they can be solved. That’s the basis for succeeding as an enterprising CIO. Though it seems counterintuitive to think that problems should be sought out and embraced, that’s exactly what needs to happen in order to move the enterprise forward. It is part of the credo of moving from old to new and from static to fluid. And finally, to be sure there is never a lack of problems ready to be solved.

Links for Sept 22 2013

Eric D. Brown

Quote : Companies looking to integrate more data into their business decisions should start small and see what they have already, data scientists from PayPal, MailChimp and Import•io said at Structure:Europe 2013. The big data Wild West: The good, the bad and the ugly — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Ron Bodkin of Think Big Analytics discusses the best and worst practices for adopting big data technologies and actually getting results.

Top Ten Data Center Stories, July 2013

Data Center Knowledge

During the month of July, Microsoft news dominated our reader’s attention, with a story that Microsoft now has 1 million servers, topping our list of most popular articles. Here''s our most popular articles of the month, ranked by page views.

Tech Trends To Watch In May 2013 - CTOvision


The following is the meat from our monthly tech trends report. You can have this delivered to your email each month by visiting our newsletter signup page. Over the last several months we continued to see foundations being

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Best of WPC 2013: 28 Awesome User Experience Demos with.

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Best of WPC 2013: 28 Awesome User Experience Demos with Windows 8.1. Best of WPC 2013: 28 Awesome User Experience Demos with Windows 8.1. Best of WPC 2013: 28 Awesome User Experience Demos with Windows 8.1. 10 Jul 2013 7:13 AM. 2013 Microsoft Corporation. Sign in.

Links for Nov 24 2013

Eric D. Brown

Accelerating human invention with all the computers you’ll ever need — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe dives deep into the economic and innovative benefits of running massive scientific workloads in the cloud. When researchers aren’t constrained by the systems the can afford, they can ask bigger questions and get better results. What startups can learn from the Tesla fire crisis – The Next Web.

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My Infosec Wish for 2013: A Balanced Cyberwarfare Debate.


Cybersoldiers I can already hear the chuckling. ?Cyber Cyber warfare? Balanced? And I'd like partisanship in Washington to end, a double date with Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, and some fries with that!? Yes, my desire is


Links for Oct 13 2013

Eric D. Brown

“It Won’t Work. We Tried That”. Quote : Bottom line: bad marketing science is dangerous. And we should demand that it at least get itself a half-decent disguise – with data and control groups and stuff – before we accept it as real science. “We We tried that,” just doesn’t cut it. Napoleon’s Fatal Mistake. Quote : He did not like to delegate, and therefore the men he promoted under his command tended to be those who carried out his orders with precision, rather than men with their own minds.

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Lovely tokens and the September 2013 security updates

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SharePoint Server 2013 is not affected by this Critical issue. Jonathan Ness and I will host the monthly bulletin webcast, scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Links for Sept 8 2013

Eric D. Brown

Anticipate the Corporate Culture of “No!” ” – Sales Aerobics for Engineers ® Blog. Quote : Do you work in a Culture of No? Some of you will be defeated by the situation, shoulders slumped, as you return to your cubicle. The design budget wasn’t approved, again. The sale didn’t close, again. Whatever the situation, the corporate culture of “No!” stops you in your tracks. Having a corporate culture of No wastes time and cuts into your ROI, as well.

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Links for Dec 1 2013

Eric D. Brown

Innovate on Purpose: Why corporate innovation is so difficult. Quote : So tip your hat to the corporate innovator. She’s got to overcome a significant amount of inertia and risk, convince an executive team of the need for innovation, then fight to keep the scope of the project as large and as disruptive as possible. She’s got to overcome existing allocations and fight for resources. She has to overcome cultural biases against risk and uncertainty.

Links for Nov 17 2013

Eric D. Brown

The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge—Just Not As Huge As The Hype – ReadWrite. Quote : Like most things in life, the real value of the Internet of Things lies somewhere between the hype and where we are now. One thing is certain: this will not be an overnight impact, but a slow evolution as technology and society adapts to the ramifications of a world where devices can talk to each other. The future of integration platforms is prescriptive rather than descriptive — Tech News and Analysis.

More Than 500,000 SF in Wholesale Deals in 2013

Data Center Knowledge

Data center developers have leased more than 500,000 square feet of turn-key "wholesale" space in 2013, shrinking the supply of available space in in key markets, according to new data from real estate firm Avison Young.

Links for Nov 3 2013

Eric D. Brown

Inversion and The Power of Avoiding Stupidity. Quote: Spend less time trying to be brilliant and more time trying to avoid obvious stupidity. The kicker? Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance. Innovate on Purpose: What to control and what to release for innovation success.

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Links for July 14 2013

Eric D. Brown

BYOD security and the importance of covering your backend — Tech News and Analysis. Quote : So you’ve accepted BYOD and a host of new apps to support. Congrats! The next step is making sure that your crucial mobile data is adequately secured before all hell breaks loose. Big Data and Marketing: A Confused Relationship? Quote : Focus more on the data you have today versus getting caught up in trying to solve Big Data.

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Links for Oct 27 2013

Eric D. Brown

Oh I See (CIO Inverted): Integrated Best of Breed. Quote : Predictions about the demise of the larger solutions have been around for a while now; I do not believe that they are going away in a hurry, rather many have adapted to the new situation quite well. The momentum from new and micro solutions will keep everyone on their toes. Acquisitions will continue to change the landscape and the CIO will have to continuously adapt. Business will want agility and legacy will remain entrenched.

Predictions for 2014 and the December 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

IT Pros Rock!

Today we’re publishing the December 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We invite you to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, January 15, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Links for Sept 15 2013

Eric D. Brown

Big Social Data: The Second Era Starts. Quote : When Big Data techniques are applied to the social media firehose, some amazing things start to happen. Like being able to ask some unbelievably specific questions and getting instant answers. Or being able to predict the things that, today, we can only react to. Today, Social Data is only just emerging as a discipline. When it does fully emerge, the Second Era of social kicks in.

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