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Lacing Up Sneaker Security

Cybersecurity is a critical function in protecting personal identities and corporate and sovereign secrets, and it is certainly a point of focus for healthcare IT. But what about the Sneakernet? That is, the transfer of digital media via removable hardware (flash drives, etc.) across an organization and thus the potential for a thief or careless […]

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Molly O'Neill

Government Life in 2025

Digital Life in 2025, a report issued in March by Pew Research in conjunction with Elon University, states that “experts predict the Internet will become like electricity – less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives.” This is not a surprising statement – our own relationships with the Internet are already changing. It’s no longer our fixation with having […]

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Viewing the Critical Infrastructure Framework in the Proper Light

A year ago President Obama signed Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which calls for the development of a voluntary, risk-based cybersecurity framework, i.e. a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity. To execute this directive, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland […]

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