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  • HMG Tech News Digest March 22

    Trending News on EU Regulators Hitting Google with $1.69B Fine, Disney Buying 21st Century Fox for $71.3B and Apple Announcing 2nd Generation AirPods

  • Active and Integrated Email Defense

    I just received a purchase order from Midwest Library Service for a textbook I wrote on intrusion detection many years ago. That old book focused on passive intrusion detection as a prompt for subsequent management action in a SOC. I’d hoped that detection of indicators would result in alarms that could then initiate rapid mitigation. Subsequent evolution of IDS included some things that I expected, but also many that I didn't. (Don’t tell Midwest).

  • Gary Hayslip Weighs in on the CISO’s Role in Helping the Enterprise Reach its Future-State Goals

    In recent years, as enterprise security has captured the interest and attention of the CEO and the Board of Directors, the role of the CISO has continued to evolve and become ever-more strategic. Case in point: More than 9 out of 10 (91%) of enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives include security and/or privacy personnel as stakeholders, according to PwC’s 2018 Digital Trust Insights Report.

  • HMG Tech News Digest March 15

    Trending news on Nvidia making their largest acquisition in history, DARPA aiming to keep U.S. ahead of China tech innovation, Tim Wu pushing for tougher antitrust laws, and Project Maven is back in the headlines.

  • Seeing a Phish

    Let’s start with CNN – and no, not that CNN, but rather convolutional neural networks. This class of deep neural networks is the workhorse for computer vision, and is one of the underlying forces behind recent advances in artificial intelligence. Their design is inspired by the image processing done in the visual cortex of the animal brain. When you see one of those cat recognition demos by an AI system, a CNN is likely doing most of the work.

  • Why Cyber Teams Must Focus on Cybersecurity Basics

    Cyber threats are becoming more widespread and nefarious. 6.4 billion fake emails are being sent each day, according to EY. Meanwhile, 1.9 billion personal and sensitive data records have been compromised between January 2017 and March 2018 at an average cost of $3.62 million per organization.

  • HMG Tech News Digest March 8

    Trending News on Facebook's Shift in Privacy Strategy, Huawei Aiming for AI Dominance, T-Mobile Stepping Up the Fight Against Robocalls, and Spielberg Fighting Against Streaming Video

  • Securing Your Workload Mesh

    Andrew Carnegie once said this: 'The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.' While this quip from the industrialist might have been useful folksy advice for Grandma and Grandpa, it is terrible guidance for the modern computing and application system designer. A much better mental image in computer science today involves distribution – and the correct unit for scattered computation is the workload.

  • Embracing Agile Innovation to Move the Business Forward

    CIOs who are intent on delivering new waves of value to the enterprise often arrive at a common discovery – they realize they need to disrupt how the IT organization delivers support and services to the business in order to make it much easier for the company to consume those services and to deliver them more efficiently.

  • CIO Executive Leadership Summit Newsletter and Blog Legendary Lessons from Andreessen: What Really Matters to a Startup is Market Fit

    My good friend Jed Yueh is the Founder and Chairman of Delphix, the amazing software company that connects, secures, virtualizes and manages data. Jed participated in the HMG Strategy CIO & CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) meeting in Menlo Park last week, and during our discussion on startup management, he spoke about legendary VC and serial innovator Marc Andreessen.

  • HMG Tech News Digest March 1

    Trending news on DARQ becoming the next generation technology stack, China being on track to dominate 5G, and AI's impact on employment.