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Keep it Local: Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Problem

Keep it Local: Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Problem

Two recent interactions – one business meeting and one personal conversation – prompted me to write this piece.  Both these experiences, coupled with experiences over the last few years, drove me to these conclusions: People don’t see cybersecurity as a problem they...

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Security By Design Applies to Organizations Too

Security By Design Applies to Organizations Too

If you are an engineer or software developer, there is a good chance that you have heard the phrase “security by design” before (sometimes also referred to as “secure by design”).  If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it pretty much means what you think it would...

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Ask Yourself: Why Do You Amass Data?

Ask Yourself: Why Do You Amass Data?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have noticed that a growing number of people are not too pleased with Facebook and Alphabet Inc., parent of Google and developers of the mobile operating system, Android. What started the recent frustrations are the...

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The End of Evidence

The End of Evidence

Perhaps you noticed from a recent Vanity Fair publication that Oprah Winfrey has three hands and Reese Witherspoon has some odd looking legs. Of course they really don’t. This was just “magic gone wrong” in the world of photo editing and likely invoked more than a few...

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Operation Fitbit

The Chinese philosopher Laozi gave this saying to history…”A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Two thousand five hundred years later, give or take a century, modern technology makes it simple to count those steps. And, thanks to companies like...

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Treat Your Data Like Cash

Treat Your Data Like Cash

How annoyed are you when you find out you lost some cash?  Whether it is a few bucks in your jeans pocket or that “emergency stash” under the mattress, losing that “cold hard cash” is a feeling that always twists your stomach.  Sometimes you blame yourself.  Sometimes...

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Staying aLIVE: The Versatility of Live Video Streaming

One press of a button and you’re live. Live for everyone to see. With worldwide reach and minimal to no cost of production, social media live videos are suddenly everywhere. Easy to see why it’s caught on with individuals. But why are companies interested in this...

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Warm Holiday Wishes

Warm Holiday Wishes

As the holiday season gathers steam, we traditionally pause to take stock of our many blessings. This year we can find one in the just released U.S. National Security Strategy.  It appears we’ve won the war on climate change, and climate change is no longer a national...

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