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 […]

Inside the Media Mind of Kelly Jackson Higgins: A Black Hat Deep Dive

If you’re in the cybersecurity industry, odds are you’ve spent some time looking into next week’s Black Hat conference. What are the must-see talks? What topics will be most prevalent throughout the week of the show? Look no further, Inside the Media Minds has you covered. In this very special episode of the podcast, our […]

Cybersecurity Conferences 2018 – It’s Black Hat and DEF CON Time

It’s summer time! Maybe you have fond memories of going to camp – or at least of watching summer camp movies. Who says the fun is just for kids? Amidst the “dog days” of August, thousands of otherwise sane adults descend on Las Vegas (average daytime temperature: 103 degrees) for two of the hottest cybersecurity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NVTC Celebrates Area’s Hottest Companies

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) This week the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced the winners of the 11th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies. More than 500 members of the Northern Virginia technology community came out Tuesday night to celebrate the nominated […]

Revealing the “New Realities of PR”

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Like so many marketing niches, the PR industry is transforming itself with new platforms and mediums. This allows practitioners to reach and deliver messages to target audiences like never before, taking advantage of integrated campaigns using traditional PR, social media, content development and thought leadership. So […]

Why D.C. is Great for Women Entrepreneurs

(If you like this blog, please share it. Thanks!) Let’s hear it for the women in technology of the greater Washington D.C. area! Much of the buzz at last week’s Potomac Techwire Statup Outlook 2012 (#StartOut) event focused on a definitive trend: That women are increasingly finding their footing in the startup scene. It’s no […]