Cybersecurity and the Riemann Hypothesis
I was taken with an article I read recently, on a seminal construct in mathematics called the Riemann Hypothesis. The article talked about how researchers at Emory University had made progress toward proving that a central concept – one that has existed in mathematics for 160 years and upon which so many other mathematical principles are based – is in fact true.
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Tapping Into the Value of Analytics Through Use Case Discovery Workshops
We’ve all heard promising statistics about how investing in data analytics can drive powerful returns, yet in a recent Bain survey of companies that are heavily invested in big data, a full third said they lack a clear strategy for embedding data and analytics into their companies.
4 Key Takeaways from Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report
If there’s one thing that the very opinionated and often fractious IT and cybersecurity field can agree on, it’s this: Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is the one security report you should read every year. Not skim; read.
Me and My Shadow Hit InfoSec 2019: Here’s What We Heard
I recently attended the 12th annual Central Ohio InfoSec Summit—my fourth InfoSec event since returning home to Ohio from DC and shifting from the public sector to commercial sector practice. It was a unique event for me as a speaker and mentor representing the Columbus Collaboratory.
How to Stop Fighting Ghosts and Get Real About Cybersecurity
All too often, security leaders find themselves investing in cybersecurity tools aimed at stopping invisible enemies—adversaries with the inhuman capability to attack from all directions with what appear to be unpredictable tactics.
On Offense Informed Defense
Ask any experienced offensive tester about the latest whiz-bang infosec tool, and you’ll get a predictably skeptical response. Sometimes skeptical would be putting it mildly. You’ll hear impassioned arguments like “You shouldn’t worry about Advanced Super Fuzzy Panda APT # 4,172 hand-writing zero days when you have SMB and RDP exposed to the Internet!”
Fighting Cybercrime with Collaboration
Concerns about remaining competitive often limit organizations from innovating and learning together; however, for cybersecurity, those boundaries must be minimized or eliminated. By capitalizing on the collective know-how possessed by its member organizations and partners, Columbus Collaboratory creates cybersecurity products and services while also supporting tech talent in the Columbus Region.
Seven huge companies, working together, formed the Columbus Collaboratory!
This week, Scot is on the road in Columbus and talks to Matt Wald, President and CEO of the Columbus Collaboratory. Matt has a few surprises up his sleeves, like when he lists the giant organizations that have co-invested in the Collaboratory, or how difficult it can be for any organization to pivot to compete with digital-native firms.
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Conquering Columbus Featuring Michelle Reese and Nathan Vega
How significant is the shortage in cybersecurity professionals in central Ohio and across the country? Is there some data that can quantify the size and scope of the shortage?
Information Security: What to Expect in 2019
The start of a new year is always a good time to assess what your team achieved over the past twelve months and prioritize those activities that you believe will make a difference to your company this year. In order to assess your IT security team’s goals and objectives, it helps to review what the experts believe will happen in the broader security market; what your leadership team has set for objectives for the organization; and how your team will do their jobs.
Taming the Vulnerability Management Beast
Join security experts from Columbus Collaboratory to learn how to elevate your network’s cybersecurity defenses by identifying and remediating the most critical vulnerabilities. We will discuss best practices for vulnerability scanning, managing the seemingly overwhelming volume of scan data, data visualization techniques, and how combining vulnerability data, threat data and asset classification is critical to prioritizing your remediation efforts when resources are scarce and time is of the essence.
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Data Scientists: You Can’t Have Just One
In late 2010, Thomas Davenport and DJ Patil published an article titled “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” They didn’t coin the phrase, but since their article two things have happened: the phrase “data scientist” has been used with increased frequency, and my wife has become truly tired of me reminding her about the sexiness of my career choice.
What Ohio’s Legal Safe Harbor Laws Means for You
In my years at IBM and now at Columbus Collaboratory, I have been asked to build internal programs, software products, marketing organizations and many other forms of business capabilities.
Conquering Columbus Featuring Matt Wald
Matt Wald is a lifelong information technology enthusiast specializing in business growth and in placing collaboration at the center of innovation, leadership, and accelerated learning.
My Experience at useR! 2018 Conference
Two tutorials, 6 amazing keynotes, one trip to Australia, and tons of incredible talks, posters, and conversations later my second useR conference is a wrap. #useR2018 did not disappoint.
Ohio is Gaining a Reputation as a High-Tech Hub
In a recent interview with Ted Griffith, managing director of information technology at JobsOhio, Adam Burroughs of SmartBusiness discussed the growth of technology companies in Ohio.
Is Your Organization Vulnerable to Password Spraying?
Attackers abuse poor passwords. In any given environment with more than a few hundred end users, it is almost guaranteed that someone has chosen a poor password.
Matt Wald, President and CEO of Columbus Collaboratory Makes Ohio Smart 50 List for 2018
The Columbus Collaboratory is innovative and distinct, beginning with its business model, member companies and proven leadership.
Area Analytics Initiative Columbus Collaboratory Gets New Financing
Columbus Collaboratory has secured $14 million in renewed financial support from its founding member companies, helping it continuing its work in performing advanced analytics and improving cybersecurity.
Columbus Collaboratory Raises $14Mn Funds for Innovation in Analytics & Cybersecurity
Columbus Collaboratory recently announced it has secured approximately $14 million in the second round of funding from its founding member companies, namely, American Electric Power, L Brands, Cardinal Health, Nationwide, OhioHealth and Huntington National Bank. The new capital will enable the company to grow its ecosystem of collaborating companies.
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