It’s a Guy Thing

Hey guys!  This is a normal salutation, with a most unusual history. It turns out that American usage of the term “guy” traces back to the ill-fated Guido Fawkes. Guido was none other than Guy Fawkes, who now is best remembered as the face that adorns the masks worn...

The Shadow May Have Got it Wrong

In 1937, an American radio series named “The Shadow” made its debut. Its dramatic opening line—“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”—captured the imagination of the nation and lives on to this day. Lost in the shrouds of time is the line...

Exploring the Cybersphere – April 2017

This week in our blog, we offer a snapshot of cybersecurity, privacy and data security news of interest to the executive suite. Periodically, we’ll recap insights from the growing cadre of voices in this space as well as lend our own views on the issues that impact...

And the Answer Is…

The solution to the unending challenge of marshalling sufficient cybersecurity defense measures in any organization lies in (pick one) Artificial intelligence Cyber intelligence Employee education Endpoint security The astute reader will disregard the pick one...

Dangerous Things?

While a student at Yale, Cole Porter wrote over 300 songs, including the famous Yale fight song Bulldog!Bulldog! ,which Yalies young and old bark out whenever the Yale football team scores. Legend has it Cole Porter wrote the song to commemorate Handsome Dan, the...

Exploring the Cybersphere – March 2017

This week in our blog, we offer a snapshot of cybersecurity, privacy and data security news of interest to the executive suite. Periodically, we’ll recap insights from the growing cadre of voices in this space as well as lend our own views on the issues that impact...

Always Ready, Always There… (and there too?)

Here’s a little piece of obscure history, the longest serving component of the United States armed forces is the Army National Guard. That’s right, the first militia regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636. Beginning with...

Hey, Smalls

In 1973, a book by British economist E.F. Schumaker took the world by storm, challenging conventional western economic theory, and championing the notion that appropriate scale was critical to long term sustainability. The book, “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of...

What If “Cyber” Is The Wrong Word?

This week’s post is written by George Platsis, the newest member of SDI’s cyber team. George focuses on human factor vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity, information security, and data security by separating the network and information risk areas.  Here he raises...