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How a Recent Study Got It Wrong: Lower Budgets not Reducing IT Security

The Wall Street Journal recently covered a PWC study that concluded that since security budgets have stopped going up, our corporate security must be going down. While that is certainly one possible outcome, I believe that if you securely harness … Continue reading

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More than a Crime

At a recent session presented by the American Enterprise Institute, NSA Director and Commander of the US Cyber Command General Keith Alexander called cybercrime “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” Is this true? Numbers relating to cybercrime — and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Ruling on ACA Forces Healthcare’s Hand on Exchanges

After three months of deliberations, the Supreme Court, in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated alignment of divergent views and interpretations, delivered a decision that upholds the constitutionality of the requirement for individuals to obtain health insurance coverage (or … Continue reading

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The Real Reasons Why Cyber Is Now Front-Page News

A front-page article on cybersecurity by Ellen Nakashima, published in the March 18, 2012, edition of The Washington Post, is important in several ways.  First, the article discusses the use of cyber as a weapon system, i.e., as a component … Continue reading

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NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2012

It’s a milestone year for this, the 20th NASSCOM India Leadership Forum (NILF), and as I arrived at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai to attend the annual showcase, the first impression that I got was that the event is … Continue reading

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Is IT Making Unemployment Worse? The Debate Has Begun

In America, the combination of high unemployment and the start of the presidential election process has sparked a great deal of debate about how jobs are created, and lost. Nothing new there. Similar academic and populist debates have been part … Continue reading

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For Better or Worse, Global Banking Will Encounter Global Cyber Threats

The Washington Post report on the suspected North Korean cyberattack is troubling in a number of ways. If true, the attack signals that commercial institutions are – as many have suspected – the targets of weapons-grade, state-sponsored cyberattacks and exploits. Such … Continue reading

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The Debt Bill’s Impact on Healthcare

Congress and the President delivered legislation in early August that averted a potentially “catastrophic” default on U.S. debt obligations. In a deal that some news analysts have called a “Greek Tragedy,” the debt ceiling was raised in exchange for bipartisan … Continue reading

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Will the FDCCI Create a Bright Future of IT Professionals?

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) went mainstream last week when the New York Times published an article on the subject. Most of it was old news to the federal IT community, but it was probably new information for … Continue reading

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Operating in Cyberspace – DoD’s Policy Architecture Begins to Emerge

Moves to put in place another aspect of the national cybersecurity strategy environment occurred recently with the release of the Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace. The strategy, delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense, William J. Lynn III, marks … Continue reading

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