DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know

DFARS 252.204-7012 requires that, as a DoD contractor, your organization and your subcontractors must obtain certification of compliance. The deadline has now passed to meet DFARS compliance rules that put cybersecurity safeguards on what the U.S. government calls 'controlled unclassified [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know2018-07-02T09:42:20-07:00

8 early warning signs of IT disaster

I am flattered to have provided input for a story by an author whose work I have read for years. His name is Dan Tynan, and he wrote “8 early warning signs of IT disasters” for CIO Magazine. Here is [...]

8 early warning signs of IT disaster2018-07-02T09:51:08-07:00

Beware the ‘thought police:’ The dangers of human and AI integration

Kevin McDonald discusses AI integration and possible negative consequences. Humans have always strived to become smarter, faster and more creative through the use of tools. Starting with the basic calculator and advancing to the amazing computing devices we use today, [...]

Beware the ‘thought police:’ The dangers of human and AI integration2018-07-02T10:05:20-07:00

Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff

By Kevin McDonald Investigations into the conduct of the IT staff of the House of Representatives raised alarms. Kevin McDonald explains what we can learn from the case of Imran Awan. Those who operate with high-level system access, [...]

Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff2018-06-29T14:46:29-07:00