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Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge

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Smart Cities will become a full-scale cyber war battleground unless Congress mandates cybersecurity. The biggest danger in Smart Cities is the assumption that IoT sensors communicating over a 5G fabric to Machine Learning and Blockchain systems will be safe from cyberattacks. To the contrary Smart Cities suffer from all the cyber vulnerabilities we have today [.]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government Cyberwar smart city

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Inform Your Cybersecurity Strategy With Lessons From July 1861

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When I was the Director of Intelligence for DoD's first joint cyber defense organization (JTF-CND) our Commander (At the time, Army Major General Dave Bryan) and our J5 (Marine LTC Mike Davis) organized a visit for the senior staff to the Manassas Battlefield Park of Virginia. The purpose was not just team building, but to [.]. CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Internet of Things News smart city

Datatribe: a new kind of startup studio

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Datatribe is unique. It seems like a VC firm, it makes investments. But it is run more like a company focused on building businesses. It also seems like a startup accelerator/incubator, providing leadership advice, space and assistance to startups that it invests in. But it is far more than that.

Atlassian: The tools every developer team wants badly

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Atlassian is focused like a laser beam on unleashing the potential of every team. Their collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work.

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PFP Cybersecurity: Providing iron-clad identity for any device and detecting any anomalous behavior

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PFP Cyber does something so new and so positive it almost defies categorization. There is no Gartner magic quadrant or Forrester wave for what they do.

Acalvio: Advanced threat defense to detect, contain, remediate attacks

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Acalvio's advanced threat defense platform detects, contains and remediates attackers through a unique combination of deception and data science. We like Acalvio because they realize the fact that adversaries will always find a way to surprise.

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Appian: Accelerating digital transformation

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Appian's goal is to accelerate meaningful digital transformation. They would like to enable every company to be a software company. We get the vision. This is exactly what the world needs right now.

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The Technology To See at the 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference

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One of the great things about the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference (Aug 12-15 Omaha, Nebraska) is the expo floor. It is unlike any other tech conference. This one is filled with providers of great technology who know the importance of support to national security missions. The problem is that there are so many great solutions demonstrated [.]. Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Events Government News

The Defense Innovation Board Provides Insights Actionable By Government and Industry Technologists

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The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) is an advisory board for DoD. This means it does not have command authority, but can offer food for thought and suggestions for consideration. But my view is the ideas and suggestions the DIB is making are so compelling that everyone in DoD should pay attention and take action on [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

Skydio: The self-flying self-thinking camera has arrived

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Skydio makes flying tools that free your hands and mind.

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The digital workspace is fundamental to transformation

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The digital workspace is shaping the way we will work in the future, providing increasingly flexible work practices. Collaboration is central to its success in the long term, allowing organizations to capture good ideas and exploit efficient work processes. Organizations are today digitizing themselves to meet the needs of a connected world. Providing employees with [.]. CTO The Boardroom

Crowdstrike: Next generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services focused on stopping breaches.

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Crowdstrike provides next generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services focused on stopping breaches. They are one of the most widely recognized brands in the cybersecurity community.

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BluVector: Revolutionizing network security with state-of-the-art AI

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BluVector is revolutionizing network security with state-of-the-art AI, sensing and responding to the world's most sophisticated threats in real time. The BluVector team brings deep experience, including work in sensitive national security missions for the US Intelligence Community.

Google We Have A Problem With Duplex: Cool tech, but needs bounding

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Have you seen the really cool demo of Google Duplex? This is a fantastic demonstration that combines voice recognition, machine learning and very capable voice synthesis to show how AI can interact with people to get things done.

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Now That You Are A Soldier In The Cyber War You Must Know Your Cognitive Biases

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None of us wanted this cyber war. But now that it is here all of us are targets. Even before the cyber war we were being overwhelmed with data.

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Not all Machine Learning is Artificial Intelligence

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One of the downsides to the recent revival of popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that we see a lot of vendors, professional services firms, and end users jumping on the AI bandwagon labeling their technologies, products, service offerings, and projects as AI projects without necessarily that being the case. On the other hand, there […]. Artificial Intelligence AGI AI artificial general intelligence Machine learning

World War T: What does it mean for your current decision-making?

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The ongoing trade wars, World War T, are heating up. World War T is not just about steel and aluminum and tariffs on autos. It will soon stretch into just about every sector of the economy. Other nations all want a piece of this war. Some democracies have leaders that need to show their voters [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Cloud Computing CTO Cyber War News World War T

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Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

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As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

The commercial impact of IoT insecurity

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Introduction A hacker recently shut down Bycyklen, Copenhagen’s public city bikes system, forcing employees to hunt down and manually reboot the Android tablet attached to every bike. The company said that restoring all bikes to working order would "take some time". Naturally, the costs of restoration will be significant. This is just one example of [.]. CTO Internet of Things News

HBO’s Westworld: The Man In Black is a special kind of Twitter user

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HBO’s Westworld is a modern take on the Michael Crichton SciFi tale of a robotic amusement park. The HBO version has a new twist. The creators/writers were all exposed to years of Twitter, which has influenced every episode and the entire arch of two seasons of the show. Now that season two is wrapping up, [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Robots SciFi

StackRox: Defense, Detection and Response for Containers and Microservices

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Stackrox is delivering a well thought out defense and governance capability for the new world of containers and microservices. StackRox was a winner of the RSA Innovation Sandbox for 2018.

Alert Logic: Cloud Security as a Service

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Alert Logic is widely known as an a provider of managed security services which can provide continuous monitoring and response managed by experts for firms using cloud, on-prem or hybrid architectures.

How will AI affect nation states, Social media battle against fake news using AI, Walmart and Microsoft team up to take on Amazon, AI won’t be taking away your jobs

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These are some of the AI stories we are tracking: The ascent of Artificial Intelligence: How will AI change the nation-state? We often talk about how artificial intelligence and machine learning will change the way we think about technology but how will it affect the human race as a whole? More specifically how AI will [.]. News Apple Google

QuintessenceLabs is Named a Tech Pioneer for 2018

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The World Economic Forum has named QuintessenceLabs one of their Tech Pioneers for 2018!QuintessenceLabs QuintessenceLabs joins a prestigious list of previous awardees such as Google, Spotify, Twitter, AirBnB and Atlassian. This year's pioneers were chosen based on their innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions to many different global challenges. QuintessenceLabs was selected for their significant contributions to the [.]. CTO Cyber Security News Atlassian Google QuintessenceLabs

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Anomali: Rapid identification of threats to your enterprise

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Anomali identifies real threats in your network, at any scale, in seconds. Threat Intelligence has become a common resource for commercial and government organizations to use as part of their cybersecurity posture.

Bricata: Prevent, Detect, Respond Using Combined Signature and Anomaly Detection

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Bricata network security solutions deliver innovative next generation intrusion prevention, advanced threat detection and analysis, and threat hunting.

Attivo Networks: Advanced deception technology

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Attivo provides dynamic deception that not only degrades the effectiveness of an adversary and alerts defenders but causes adversaries to reveal things about themselves that can enable automated defenses and stop their advances. Attivo may well be the best deception solution on the market today.

Not all Machine Learning (ML) Is Artificial Intelligence (AI): Part II

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No two companies define Artificial Intelligence (AI) the same way, but they all insist they are doing it. Or at least some version of it. However, if AI is to mean something and be a useful term to help delineate different technologies and approaches from others, then it has to be meaningful. A term that [.]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News ai artificial intelligence definitions Machine learning ml

Stop Drowning in Big Data: How to Gain Insights with a Complementary Approach of Technologies from AI to IoT

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The 21st century is all about data, and IoT devices excel at producing it. The world has generated more data in 2017 than in the previous 5000 years added together. When you feel your data analysts cannot handle the amount of data, or that their analysis is one step behind, machine learning may be your [.]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data and Analytics CTO Robots

All Enterprise Techies Should Watch HBO’s SciFi Epic Westworld: It will help us dialog over shared experiences on what we will not be creating

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Westworld season one was a great mix of science fiction and drama and action and it was done in a way that should help people think through many tech ethics questions, like how do we want to treat our robots? Does treating robots with violence change our nature? Can robots become sentient? HBO has a […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News SciFi

Everyday Threats That Can Fool Even The Savviest Of Techies

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If you consider yourself an expert in cybersecurity - or even if you’re somewhat knowledgeable about how to protect yourself online, you probably won’t fall for the standard Nigerian prince email scam. Enter your bank account information below, and we’ll send you a whole bunch of money. Those kinds of tricks are old news, and [.]. CTO Cyber Security News Tech Advice Training and Education

The Ethics Of Big Data: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Are Writing New Case Studies For Us All

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The term “Big Data” has been around quite a while (see a short history of Big Data here), but really came into mainstream discussion in 2007 (which also happens to be the first year CTOvision used the word). The phrase had an important role in helping many of us think through new architectures for how […]. Big Data CTO News

The CTOvision Guide To The Cybersecurity Technology Marketplace

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We all know that technology alone will not stop the dynamically changing actors seeking to steal information. Proven best practices and a respect for the history of cyber conflict dictate a comprehensive approach. That said, cyberspace is a technological domain and choosing the right technology to enhance your defense is absolutely key. One of the big [.]. CTO Cyber Security News Tech Advice