Women Rising: A Promising Wrap-up to DC CyberWeek

As DC CyberWeek came to a close, I had the privilege of attending an inspiring reception celebrating women in cybersecurity. Many thanks to The CyberWire and the other generous sponsors who hosted such a gracious evening. With about 300 women in attendance, the event was powerful proof that women in cyber are a growing force. […]

The State of Election Security – 2018 and Beyond

W2 Communications and cybersecurity solutions provider ForeScout presented a timely panel discussion on Election Security as part of DC CyberWeek. The conversation was moderated by Federal News Network’s Sean Kelley; panelists included Susannah Goodman, Director of Election Security at Common Cause; Chris Wlaschin, Vice President of Systems Security at Election Systems & Software; and Shawn […]

Blockchain’s Potential Impact on Federal Agencies

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recently presented an expert panel discussion on blockchain technology’s potential to transform federal government business processes. Kudos to the panelists for making this mysterious and quickly-evolving technology a bit less formidable. At the most basic level, blockchain (also referred to as “distributed ledger”) stores transactions in a growing set […]

Employee Feature Friday – Kathy Stershic

As a senior director of content at W2 Communications, Kathy Stershic brings more than two decades of experience working in IT research and communications. Kathy is known for her ability to bring focus and alignment to complex environments including working with many IT companies in various stages of growth, from industry giants like Cisco and […]

Securing the Federal Government: Challenges and Opportunities

Last week’s Security Through Innovation Summit, presented by FedScoop, offered interesting perspectives on cybersecurity through a federal government lens. While there were new insights well worth learning, it seemed there was also a bit of an uncomfortable resignation in much of the audience: cyber threats have unfortunately become commonplace. The ever-insightful Chris Young, CEO of […]

Bloomberg BNA’s Dan Stoller on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Dan Stoller, Senior Legal Editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Privacy & Security Law Report, was this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ “Inside the Media Minds” podcast. During the conversation, we discuss Dan’s background in law and journalism, data privacy and what to look for in the news in the second half of 2018. Highlights from this week’s […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we gear up for Mother’s Day this weekend, can you believe it’s been one year since the WannaCry mayhem? With that said, Happy Mother’s Day from W2 Communications!

Inside the Mind of Naomi Eide: CIO/CISO Challenges, RSA and 2018 Hot Topics

Naomi Eide, Editor at CIO Dive, joined the team on this week’s episode of “Inside the Media Minds” for a 360-degree conversation on the cybersecurity landscape and her personal journey to a career in journalism. Here is a small glimpse into our conversation: Eide opens up about her views on technology as an overhyped and […]

RSA 2018: Back to Basics?

With RSA Conference 2018, the world’s largest cybersecurity gathering, just wrapped up, people are asking me about this year’s big conference take-away. Past RSA events have often seen one or two blockbuster storylines dominate the show. This year that wasn’t the case. In the absence of major news or distractions, what I did hear instead […]

RSA 2018 – Preparing for Cyber’s Biggest Show

It’s RSA time again. With 50,000 expected attendees from all over the world, the RSA Conference is the place to be for anyone wanting to make their mark in information security. Given the number of cybersecurity and privacy clients our firm is privileged to serve, we have a lot of firsthand experience with RSA—and how […]