Is it Time for a New Cyber Threat Metaphor?

CTO Bob Gourley wrote an article at CTOVision.com about a talk Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave at the Symantec conference in DC yesterday. As [Sec. Panetta] has done before, he chose to invoke a metaphor in his depiction of the threat. He warned of the potential of potentially devastating cyber attacks… attacks that could take down our nation’s …

DHS’s GFIRST 2011 Closing Keynote Address

Winn Schwartau’s closing keynote at DHS’s GFIRST 2011 conference shocked a few thinkers, rattled some pre-conceived notions, and offered unique perspective and insight! The things that scare the living IT out of Winn include our reliance on tech, cyberwar 4g, our failure to profile, and much more. Watch the whole presentation above!

Ringing Alarms About Smartphone Vulnerabilities

When there are as many as 20 billion mobile devices in the world, what do we do about the bad guys? Winn has some ideas, which he shared at the Air Force Association’s CyberFutures symposium. There are more than 500,000 software applications available from name brand “app stores” but most are not properly vetted, he said, noting that more than …

6 Enterprise Security Leaks

Many corporations feel confident in their security measures, but more often than not, “security holes” are left open for the bad guys to sneak in. John Brandon has listed 6 of the biggest security leaks found in companies for ARN, and enlisted Winn to help explain a couple of them. P2P networks just won’t go away. In a large company, …

5 Reasons IT Pros Should Be Paranoid

Over at InfoWorld, Dan Tynan compiled a list of reasons why IT professionals should be paranoid (as if they didn’t have enough reasons already!). Winn talked with him about the risk of mobile devices. “Mobile devices are coming at us faster than any technology since the rock,” says Winn Schwartau, chairman of the board for Mobile Application …

10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home is Susceptible to Hackers

John Brandon has written a brilliant article for Fox News about the myriad ways that hackers can get into your home. Winn offered his input for several items on the list of ten. 2. They Can Steal Your Printer Security consultant Winn Schwartau says you need to literally tie down your printer. Now. The expert from The Security Awareness Company says …

Security Awareness 101 Day

Hire Winn to come in and do a full day of live training with your staff! SA101 Days can cover any number of topics including Passwords, Incident Reporting, Governance, Company Policy, NonTechnical Security Awareness, ID Theft and more.