Exploring the Cybersphere – February 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...

Readers Digest The Assault of the Secret Squirrel

Ah the dwindling days of February, when life begins to stir anew across the northern climes. Days grow longer, birds sing stronger, and spring hints at its arrival. Baseball fans revel in the thought of pitchers and catchers reporting, golfers sneak in the odd round...

Here’s Whose Valentine You Don’t Want to Be

On Valentine’s Day in 1929, several members of Al Capone’s gang dressed as police officers stopped by archrival Bugs Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, and delivered a Chicago gangster’s version of a valentine. They lined up seven of Moran’s men...

Gone In .029 Seconds

Some years ago Nicolas Cage starred in a movie titled, “Gone in Sixty Seconds.” Cage played Memphis Raines, a retired master car thief who is forced to return to the car theft business. The title offers some insight into how long it takes Memphis Raines to boost a...

Exploring the Cybersphere – January 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...

SEC Playing for Keeps?

The United States Senate convened for the first time on March 4, 1789, which means that on March 4 of 2017 it will celebrate its 228th birthday. Since its inception, more than 1800 people have served as senators, some remembered as political giants, many lost in the...

Seen This Before?

Who among us has not experienced déjà vu, the eerie experience of feeling you are in a situation where you have already been there and done that, or literally, have already seen something? It is generally agreed that somewhere between two-thirds and all of humanity...

The Umpire Strikes Back

As we know, in a world staggering under a steady stream of rules and regulations, and despite well founded concern about the growing magnitude of the threat posed by cybersecurity, the United States Congress has yet to adopted broad federal legislation to address the...

2017, A Dangerous Prediction

Astrologer and physician Michel de Nostradame was born in the south of France in December of 1503. A precocious youth, who demonstrated the benefits of home schooling, he entered the University of Avignon to study medicine at the age of 14. When he got his license to...

Oh the Cyber Memories of 2016

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us (Yes, but it usually chronicles the things that have never happened, and couldn't possibly have happened.) -Oscar Wilde Dear Diary, As 2016 draws to an end, time slows, as though the world becomes reluctant to let go...