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. […]

Inside the Media Mind of Grant Gross: The Progression and Regulation of Technology and Public Policy

Ever since his shy high school days, Grant Gross has been passionate about three things: technology, public policy and journalism. These interests are what propelled his journalism career and took him from covering school board and county commission meetings to becoming a highly regarded technology reporter. As a journalist for nearly 30 years, 14 of […]

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 […]

CYBERTACOS Makes its Mark on DC CyberWeek

In the midst of CyberScoop’s DC CyberWeek and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, more than 300 cybersecurity professionals gathered on Tuesday night for yet another CYBERTACOS®! Held at MXDC, CYBERTACOS welcomed attendees from all over the Washington, D.C. metro region for a night full of networking and bottomless tacos. With a line out the door from […]

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 […]

Inside the Media Mind of Mike Gruss: Cafeteria Chairs, Artificial Intelligence and Government Acquisitions

A high school kid with an interest in computers decides to pick up a pen to call out the lack of chairs in his high school cafeteria. And a journalism career is born. Mike Gruss, Editor at C4ISRNET and the Fifth Domain, joined the team as this week’s guest on W2 Communications’ podcast “Inside the […]

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 […]

Parsing Signal to Noise: How Analytics Can Help the Federal Government Mitigate Cyber Risk

Forcepoint and CyberScoop’s recent Cybersecurity Leadership Forum showcased an expert panel discussing the opportunities and challenges of implementing analytics to help protect federal agencies from cyber threats. At the heart of the discussion was agency mission. Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commented that federal agencies […]

Inside the Mind of Rob Pegoraro: Security and Privacy Take a Leading Role in Tech News

This week’s podcast features Rob Pegoraro, a tech journalist freelancing for a variety of publications including Yahoo! Finance and USA Today. Pegoraro is widely considered one of the top consumer tech media influencers, and joins this week’s episode to discuss why he made the choice to freelance, the areas and topics that are currently grabbing […]

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 […]