The Squawk

Blockchains: The Case for Safety Valves

Blockchain technologies rose to fame as the underpinning of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Though many at first dismissed Bitcoin, it’s become increasingly accepted as a financial instrument and used as a springboard to launch many newer cryptocurrencies. However, currency is far from blockchain’s only application. Indeed, the rate of development of new blockchain-based applications has only […]

By Patrick Henry / January 11, 2017

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Cybersecurity: Back to the Future

Welcome to 2017. This is the time of year when technologists examine the past and pontificate about the future. Although many websites share their top predictions for the coming year, I don’t pretend to know what the future holds, so I won’t attempt to predict 2017. Frankly, I’m still digesting 2016. Given its complexity, I […]

By Bruce Potter / January 5, 2017

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Takeaways on The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Report: Part II

Last week, I examined  some of the more interesting aspects of the recent report from the Presidential Commission on Enhancing Cyber Security. This week, I’ll continue my analysis and provide examples of how you can help achieve some of the report’s recommendations. Public-Private Partnerships For anyone familiar with government reports, you know all too well […]

By Bruce Potter / December 21, 2016

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Takeaways from The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Report: Part I

In February, President Obama established a commission to examine mechanisms to enhance the state of cybersecurity in the nation. I was fortunate enough to serve as a technical advisor and spent the last 10 months helping the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and its staff prepare the December 1 report. The 12 commissioners drew on […]

By Bruce Potter / December 14, 2016

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Taking Risks: Why You Should Always Ask Why

You can never be absolutely secure. It’s a cliché that drives the cybersecurity industry. The concept of absolute security is a fallacy, and anyone who’s worked in cybersecurity knows this problem all too well. The subtext to this concept is that security is a game of risk. Every day we balance the tradeoffs between how […]

By Bruce Potter / December 5, 2016

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The Great IoT Debate: Security vs. Opportunity

In the last few years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased in sophistication and size. In fact, last month’s attack on Dyn DNS demonstrated the impact DDoS attacks can have on the Internet at large, affecting the availability of such sites as PayPal, Twitter, Amazon and Netflix, to name a few. Much of […]

By Bruce Potter / November 21, 2016

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Stretch Your Wings with KeyW’s New Blog, The Squawk

Hello and welcome to our new blog, The Squawk. Here’s where you’ll find the latest on all things technology and engineering with a slant toward national security. From sharing points of view on the newest technologies, discussing best practices or lessons learned on recent initiatives and highlighting results from our internal research and development (IRAD) […]

By Bruce Potter / October 19, 2016

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