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Democracy Depends on Digital Security

Here’s where campaigns should focus.

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The Not-Com Bubble Is Popping

The unicorn massacre unfolding today is exactly the opposite of what happened in 2000.

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Get Proactive to Better Arm Yourself Against Cyberattacks

Agencies must move to an integrated data-driven approach aimed at predicting and preventing cyber threats.

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What America Didn’t Anticipate About China

For too long, policy makers ignored the possibility that China could transform the U.S., rather than the other way around.

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Why a Computer Will Never Be Truly Conscious

So far, attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close.

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Putting IP Fears to Rest

The government does not need to own the intellectual property for every acquisition.

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Former Navy Secretary: Effective Cybersecurity Requires Persistent Presence

In nearly eight years as Secretary of the Navy, I faced a steep challenge on how to manage cyber threats at the pace of 8 million attempted intrusions a day in an organization of 900,000 people, Ray Mabus writes.

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Do You Know What’s Hiding in the Cloud?

The more complex an enterprise network is, the more difficult it becomes to be certain that everything is configured correctly and adheres to regulations and guidelines.

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Why I Changed My Mind about Federal User Cyber Training

Layer on all the protective systems you want—at the end of the day, the user still has to make a good decision.

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The Case for Commercial Solutions in Government

The applications an agency is looking for are very likely already on the market, cost-effective and field-proven.  

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Looking Beyond the Technical to Fill America's Cyber Workforce Gap

Think of nontechnical skills as skills that are useful in every possible job like critical thinking, listening to others, and initiative.

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Why Are Scientists So Excited about a Recently Claimed Quantum Computing Milestone?

To understand, we need to go back to conventional, or digital, computers.

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The Problem With the State-Level Investigation of Google

The probe may do more for the attorneys general than for the public they’re supposed to protect.

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The Problem With the Whistle-Blower System

As the country learned this week, authorities have too much power to decide the fate of whistle-blower claims, especially when they involve the intelligence community.