Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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RT @FrankWilczek: Inside the Knotty World of ‘Anyon’ Particles https://t.co/XDDAptFHTP via @QuantaMagazine

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Friends please advise: 1) What do think are key annual infosec conferences? 2) Are there any you suggest I should attend? Thanks!

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Amazon Outage - In a fog over cloud storage at AWS https://t.co/HG58REpyWO

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ESET AV vulnerability leads to 'man-in-middle diddle'. (Nice turn of phrase.) https://t.co/So9iyV3UQS

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Security researchers discover vulnerable IoT devices in Spain. https://t.co/W3J3H1Tk9B

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Learn about great things we are doing at IEEE to promote STEM in the community and to help out in natural disasters. https://t.co/qlVR9MhW2U

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Distant object 55 million times the energy output of Sun. https://t.co/Ux6dMAWdox

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Get next-gen soln that does EPP & EDR to augment trad AV & eventually replace it entirely. https://t.co/UB1FMfOA3A

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Thanks to Kirkwood College for hosting a lunch to discuss cybersecurity in Eastern Iowa! #infosec

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Not to brag but everyone got the right award at 2017 SC Awards. @illena_a #SCMedia

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Everyone should support fact checking but there is a chilling effect when POTUS suggests reporters publicly name all sources. #freepress

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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RT @SarcasticRover: Does everyone get a hangover when they science too hard, or is that just me?

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RT @MikeLevinCA: "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." -Benjamin Franklin… https://t.co/3qtkjALJJA

Friday, February 24, 2017

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So frustrated using poorly designed @CenturyLink website. No self-serve. Chat unavailable. Must be a German word for this frustration.

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RT @flightradar24: Tracking over 14,000 flights through the air as we get ready for the weekend. Happy tracking! 📡… https://t.co/DZvnE4kZv6

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RT @illena_a: As my buddy @johndjohnson says, "Can we stop using the word 'robot' & just say #automation? 🤔 #AI #infosec… https://t.co/5C0vKJzbuR

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Einstein WAS A BADASS @neiltyson #RSAC2017 #scienceisbadass https://t.co/5ahaVsUk7u

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Highlight of trip to SF was getting to meet the truly badass @neiltyson :) #science https://t.co/hkj8fSwWx8

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55th QCESC Engineers Week Banquet at Putnam Museum. $32k in college STEM scholarships! https://t.co/LS4hgUAfEl

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NASA Travel Posters for Trappist System https://t.co/fRdnoroCJK

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Poorly written MacOS ransomware exploit permanently locks files https://t.co/T4JGw9XU7R

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Just started using Chromecast with TV in my office. Nice to be able to cast WebEx to the TV! Anyone have other tips?

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Second Life creator takes aim at world of virtual reality https://t.co/ivBeIWHhas

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'Android for Work' container bypass raises BYOD questions https://t.co/KK6cXwzLX0

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RSA Crypto Panel: "Forget quantum and AI security hype and just write bug-free code, dammit!" https://t.co/iA2zZcrc3J

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Is this the best you can do @CenturyLink ? So tempted to return to cable. https://t.co/hJALFhPD0M

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Experts at RSA Conference weigh in on 7 Deadliest Cyber Attacks https://t.co/6X4TtOZcpC

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it was great to learn about @Venafi at #RSAC2017 & I won an awesome VR headset because of my Twitter followers!

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Detecting PLC malware in ICS https://t.co/Bcee9xVfrQ

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Malware targeting banks contains apparent false flags designed to frame Russians https://t.co/f4D44FoclZ

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Microsoft Cloud to be GDPR compliant from the start. https://t.co/p2voadleYs

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Critical thinking skills are needed to counter today's echo chamber culture. https://t.co/L9JLuG05aM

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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RT @seanmcarroll: Quantum mechanics is just physics. It doesn’t imply that there’s no reality, or that consciousness brings the world into existence. Ick.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Seth Meyers closing keynote at #RSAC2017 @sethmeyers https://t.co/3C8OQLOewO

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#RSAConference2017 Closing keynote with comedian Seth Meyers. #RSAC2017 #sanfrancisco… https://t.co/94sUzJ3snO

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Stormy weather: San Francisco International Airport sees more than 100 cancellations https://t.co/DNJ6EChEku via @eastbaytimes

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I've never been so thirsty for Conference coffee as I am now.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Ready for @neiltyson keynote to close Thursday @RSAConference #RSAC2017 https://t.co/868IKM5LBP

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RT @bgreene: My best teachers were not the ones who had all the answers. They were the ones deeply excited by questions they couldn't answer.

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If colleagues want to meet up @ RSA Conference I have some time today and Friday and would like to catch up before you leave.

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Today I'm at the sexy voice stage of losing my voice.#RSAC2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Bizarre solar radiation bursts https://t.co/MHXXphyc61

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My full introductory comments from 2017 Awards: https://t.co/yEmPKWGQAE

2017 SC Awards Introduction

My full 2017 SC Awards introductory comments.

February 14, 2017

To quote Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” This adage rings true for our field of Cybersecurity. Never has it been more exciting or more difficult to be a cybersecurity professional. The pace of change is rapid, and we must always be learning and adapting as we compete in an asymmetrical war against our adversaries.  

In 2016, we saw the upward trend continue, in the number and veracity of threats we face. No sector was untouched and breaches continued to get bigger. We have gotten the attention of our boards, and just when we think the public might be numb to reports of credit card breaches, the news is filled with stories of IoT attacks against baby monitors and pacemakers, attacks against power plants and critical infrastructure, and even attacks aimed at national elections.

There is no doubt that cybersecurity professionals are in demand more than ever before. A convergence of technologies are enabling business growth and opening new markets that never before existed. Today, business relies not just on the Internet for communication, but on mobile devices, applications, cloud services, data analytics, social media, IoT devices, and critical infrastructure. We all need to trust that our transactions are secure and that our personal information is protected. Corporations are adopting a “cloud first” approach that requires a maturity in our ability to secure corporate data in new ecosystems. We can no longer imagine that simply building a wall around our data centers will solve our problems.

In the past year, we also saw significant regulatory change and we face uncertainty in light of changes to EU privacy laws, Safe Harbor rules, BREXIT and the changes a new US administration may bring to privacy, commerce and US regulations. We are fortunate to see strides being made with industry information sharing groups, and we continue to mature our security programs as we tie our policies and controls to standard frameworks. 

While the demand is high, cybersecurity is no longer a side job for overworked IT staff, or a good idea, it is a must have. As professionals, we need the skill sets required for specialized roles within cybersecurity. The importance of strong training programs and certification should be clear. This is why SC Awards continues to recognize the important job of vendors who provide training and certifications, so that we have a pipeline of qualified candidates to fill cybersecurity vacancies at our organizations.

The good news is that corporate security teams are more business-minded, forward thinking and are receiving support from the board level. Cybersecurity leaders in our organizations have not only the technical knowledge, but the business accumen to have earned their place at the table with other executives. SC Awards recognizes highly successful teams and industry leaders for the work that they are doing to raise the bar for our industry and to set an example that we should all aspire to.

The cybersecurity market continues to grow, innovate and mature. As our organizations face new threats, new regulatory requirements and adopt new technologies, they now have vendor solutions that enable business growth and add business value. Terms such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Threat Hunting have become a part of our vocabulary. Flexible solutions that are cloud-ready and integrate with our legacy systems help make the task of protecting data, reducing risk and defending against threats wherever our data may reside, achievable, adaptable and affordable.
The SC Awards 2017 recognizes vendors and practitioners who make a difference by offering innovative solutions to effectively and efficiently inform us about threats and vulnerabilities, protect our data and keep it confidential, and detect, respond and recover from cyber attacks.

As co-chair of SC Awards 2017, I am humbled to be involved in the process to select and honor the leaders and innovators to receive awards in the many categories we designate as crucial to the success of our industry. I applaud your efforts, your dilligence and your success in delivering the best our cybersecurity industry has to offer. You make an important difference every day in bringing trust and security to our interconnected world.

- John Johnson, SC Media Advisory Board Member

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Read about the nominees and winners at 2017 SC Awards last night! Great event! https://t.co/4I6kViRy33

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#SCAWARDS 2017 #Koolspan @ InterContinental San Francisco https://t.co/xyEAOGKS6y

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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RT @illena_a: @ralphharris hosts the #SCAwards announcements of winners. Some #standup first. #infosec #CyberSecurity https://t.co/SCYXQuNTQN

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RT @illena_a: #SCAwards kicks off with my judging co-chair @johndjohnson! #woot #infosec #cybersecurity https://t.co/3Zd56ay63T

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Beautiful day in San Francisco! 60s and sunny! #goodfriends #RSAC2017

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RT @LindaJaneGray: Our community unites #RSAC https://t.co/WhmbPdoWrE

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Thanks @RiskIQ for sponsoring kids CTF with @SAASecure! Eager to learn cybersecurity! https://t.co/5ha1BYABl1

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Don't draw lines. Draw connections. - RSA CTO Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan #RSAC2017

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#RSAC2017 Opens with a monologue on how we make a difference and protect the planet. https://t.co/eQPHxYu9iF

Monday, February 13, 2017

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RT @ITSPmagazine: Do not talk about #diversity live it! We are supporting @chenxiwang @mkacyber @SecureSun @selenakyle A great sessi… https://t.co/NOtsZubUXZ

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Dr. Uma G. Gupta keynotes Women in Cybersecurity seminar. Dynamic! #RSAC2017 https://t.co/Ru0OrIfbWJ

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RT @doctorow: 331 words on Crypto Wars (52240 total), a Little Brother novel for adults #dailywords

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Congrats Cyber adAPT @cyberdefensemag 2017 Mobile Endpoint Winner. @cyberkbay @CyberadAPT #RSAC2017 https://t.co/nTFHUKM38K

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RT @jeremiahg: For off-the-cuff InfoSec idioms, I don't know whose are better or more entertaining -- @Shpantzer or @Beaker. https://t.co/K6SmB50c0q

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Adobe is to InfoSec what Fosters beer is to Australia. #RSAC2017 #shpantzerism

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RT @TriumphCISO: New Bug Bounty Program Targets IoT Security https://t.co/5S5Hew167N #infosec #security https://t.co/VinR5xKDrZ

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RT @FrankWilczek: Principles of quantum engineering (in particular, anyons): 1 Whatever is not forbidden is mandatory 2 If you build it, they will come

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#Ransomeware Maybe pay, but negotiate $ and maintain good backups. #RSAC2017 #DAY1

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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RT @alexstamos: Start writing your abstracts for Black Hat 2018 now. https://t.co/vR14Kijo6j

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RT @bgreene: Facts, reason, logic, skepticism, exploration, wonder, passionate drive and the spark of ingenuity -- a powerful ne… https://t.co/tszxA6ozLA

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RT @WSJ: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening up its digital doors https://t.co/mXTXlp5ANB

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Thanks @Venafi for the awesome avatar. Visit their booth North Hall 3429 at #RSAC2017 for your own avatar and… https://t.co/ElPCMn461i

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Some guys in a van just delivered telephone books up and down my street. Is that still a thing? I kindly returned mine.

Friday, February 3, 2017

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Excited to receive my gift from FAIR Institute "Measuring and Managing Information Risk" by @JonesFAIRiq &…https://t.co/wSGzXMBX1v

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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We had a productive night selecting top area students for #QCESC, #IEEE and other society college scholarships tonight! #quadcities