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What is a Smart City and How Do I Live There?

Although you might assume the growth and development of a Smart City would be precise and exact, Smart City growth is inherently organic. Because living in a Smart City is ultimately the result of human choices to build and utilize technology, there is no perfect path forward into the city of the future. Smart Cities […]

A New Administrations and Cyber Security

The recent presidential election has brought the issue of cyber security to the front page of most new sites and newspapers. It appears that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee headquarters and that China hacked into federal employee records at the Office of Personnel Management. Foreign governments are looking at our nation’s private information. […]

A New Generation Makes its Demands

In 2012, The Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics (vol. 9(6) 2012) published an article about the working habits of Millennials. Three points stand out: “Many of this generation’s parents are affluent middle-agers who are now confronted with progenies who are drawn to the “softer” side of life: art, poetry, music, and the surreal world […]

What Cyber Security Will Mean in 2017

First, let’s dispel the myth of hackers sitting on a couch or slamming espresso shots in a 24-hour café. At some point in the past, there may have been enough one-off hackers to comprise some measurable percentage of cyber threats. But those days are over. Hacking is big business. And these businesses are operating inside […]

The Human Factor

Cyber security isn’t all zeros and ones. In fact, the greatest threat to cyber security may be sitting under the mousepad at the reception desk. Or in an unlocked office. Or in your company’s training manuals. The human factor is the generally the weak link in any cyber security system. Humans simply don’t have the […]

Year in Review 2016

JANUARY Data Privacy Day 2016 CyberTECH joined with the Ponemon Institute to co-host “Securing the Internet of Things: Data Privacy Day 2016” (Jan. 28) in Sacramento. The event addressed a wide range of cyber privacy concerns and the importance safeguarding private information about individuals and organizations. Mobile Solutions for U.S. Navy CyberTECH co-sponsored a two-day forum (Jan. 26-27) in […]

Autistic People Can Solve Our Cybersecurity Crisis

Autistic People Can Solve Our Cybersecurity Crisis Wired, November 26, 2016 Alan Turing was the mastermind whose role in cracking the Nazi Enigma code helped the Allies win World War II. He built a machine to do the calculations necessary to decipher enemy messages and today is hailed as the father of the com­puter and artificial intelligence. […]

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Cylance® Proves Voting Machine Vulnerabilities

Cylance® Inc, a CyberTECH member, has announced the successful exploitation of critical vulnerabilities in a common model of voting machine. The exploitation of these vulnerabilities was previously thought to only be theoretical in nature prior to this revelation by Cylance researchers The compromise techniques are relatively simple to undertake, but do require physical access to […]

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What if the Internet crashed for one day … or longer?

During a one-day outage we would see dramatic slowdown – possibly a total breakdown – of our ability to communicate with one another. Many of us will be trapped in our homes without the ability to operate our electronic devices and so many other conveniences we take for granted. What if? We’d be virtually helpless. […]

U.S. says cybersecurity skills shortage is a myth

U.S. says cybersecurity skills shortage is a myth Nov. 21, 2016 The U.S. government has released what it claims is myth-busting data about the shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The data points to its own hiring experience. READ MORE In October 2015, the U.S. launched a plan to hire 6,500 people with cybersecurity skills by January […]