Overview of @Triumfant by @SecureNinja @FedCyber 2013

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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. Cyber Security Advanced Persistent Threat Alicia Webb FEDcyber 2013 John Prisco JSON-RPC Triumfant YouTube Zero-day attack

Interview of @Splunk by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013

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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 Discussions focused on machine data and what kinds of insights companies can gain from it. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business.

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Tech Trends To Watch In May 2013 - CTOvision

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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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COVITS 2013 - Opening Comments

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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.

My Infosec Wish for 2013: A Balanced Cyberwarfare Debate.

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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

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Interview of @Platfora by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013

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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. Platfora’s Big Data Analytics Platform masks the complexity of Hadoop, making it easy for customers to understand all the facts in their business across events, actions, behaviors and time. link].

Fed Forum 2013 Videos and Briefings Posted

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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. You can see video and download slides from all the sessions. The most important session, to me, is the very short introduction by Anthony Robbins, Vice President of Federal for Brocade.

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Register for the 2013 FOSE Conference - CTOvision

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FOSE's all-encompassing government technology conference will equip you with real-world tools, tactics and strategies via technology trailblazers who've been there, done that. From lessons learned to kudos earned, expect

Win a free two day pass to Strata/Hadoop World 28-30 Oct 2013 in NYC

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By Bob Gourley Thanks to the fine people at O’Reilly Media, we have been given two free passes to Strata/Hadoop World, which is being held 28/30 October in NYC. We will be giving them away to two lucky readers. We only ask that you submit your name and email using the form below. Drawing will be held 15 October. Strata Conference and Hadoop World. Thank you for entering our contest for a free pass to Strata and Hadoop World.

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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. Jonathan Ness and I will host the monthly bulletin webcast, scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Don't forget to register for FOSE 2013 - CTOvision

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fose 2013 FOSE is the nation's premier event for government technology professionals who need tools, resources, and best practices to transition to the cloud, mitigate cybersecurity threats, and achieve the goals of the DGS

Looking Forward ? 2013 The Year Of The Crowdfunding Gold Rush.

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crowdfunding-photo. 2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding. Within the span of a three month period (March ? May 2012), the largest crowdfunding sites including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Grow VC, and Rockethub

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CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO: 2013 Cyber Security.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013. 2013 Cyber Security Executive Order & Local Governments. The 2013 Cyber Security Executive Order (EO) is focused on critical infrastructure and applies to federal executive branch agencies as defined in the US code. This will be a “consultative process” involving the private sector, and will begin in April 2013. Preliminary version is due October 2013 and the final version is due February 2014.

Software AG: webMethods 9.5 Launched at Innovation World 2013

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10, 2013 - Software AG today announced the launch of the next version of the market leading webMethods 9.5 By Bob Gourley webMethods 9.5 enables elastic scaling, mobile and social BPM. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. platform at its annual Innovation World user’s conference in San Francisco. The focus at this year’s Innovation World is on how to maximize the new business opportunities and competitive advantages provided by the increasing digitization of the business world and the public sector.

What’s going on in the Mobile World in September 2013

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By Ryan Kamauff Right now, students are going back to school, summer is winding up and people need new devices. Many people want to start the new season with a slick new phone or tablet, but the fact of the matter is that few of these are worth your money.

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The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

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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. Featured

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. We present our top ten stories, ranked by popularity.

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.

Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

IT Pros Rock!

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. The plot moves a bit slowly at times, but director Alfonso Cuaron''s work portrayal of zero gravity is worth the ticket price alone. Add in stellar acting and you end up with an epic movie that really makes you miss the shuttle program.

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.

The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013

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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. Featured

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.

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.

Federal Tech Professionals: FOSE is May 14-16 2013 in DC.

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fose-logo Every year the federal tech community converges around the FOSE event to: Get updates on agency mission needs by government decision-makers; Learn about the latest technologies available to address mission

The Top 10 Data Center Stories of 2013

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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. Featured

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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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. Google Has Spent 21 Billion on Data Centers.

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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October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

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Today we’re publishing the October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. You can register to attend the webcast at the link below: Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast.

Advance Notification Service for December 2013 Security Bulletin Release

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Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of 11 bulletins, five Critical and six Important, for December 2013. As always, we’ve scheduled the security bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, December 10, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft Exchange and GDI+.

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 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.

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.

Advance Notification Service for October 2013 Security Bulletin Release

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Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, four Critical and four Important, for October 2013. As always, we’ve scheduled the security bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, October 8, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer,NET Framework and Windows.

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.

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.

Advance Notification Service for September 2013 Security Bulletin Release

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In celebration of kids heading back to school, today we’re providing advance notification for the release of 14 bulletins, four Critical and 10 Important, for September 2013. 10, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. The Critical updates address issues in Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint and Windows. As always, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, Sept.

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.

Advance Notification Service for August 2013 Security Bulletin Release

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Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange.

September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

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Today we’re publishing the September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below: Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast. The majority of questions focused on Office bulletins, especially SharePoint Server ( MS13-067 ).

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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August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

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Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below: Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m.

Links for August 25 2013

Eric D. Brown

Data Science for Business – O’Reilly Radar. Quote : Data analytic thinking means knowing what questions to ask, how to ask those questions, and whether the answers you get make sense. Business leaders don’t (and shouldn’t) do the data analysis themselves. But in this data-driven age, it’s critically important for business leaders to understand how to work with the data scientists on their teams.