States Say Cybersecurity Is Our Business

States Say Cybersecurity Is Our Business

States Say Cybersecurity is Our Business The federal government has been dragging its feet when it comes to addressing cybersecurity concerns.  Federal legislation has been slow to come, and state governments have been developing their own approaches.  Several bills...
The Dark Overlord Lies

The Dark Overlord Lies

The Dark Overlord Ransom Scheme The terrorist attacks of 9/11 instilled fear, hatred, and uncertainty in the hearts of many Americans.  So, when the hacking group, The Dark Overlord (TDO), disclosed that it breached a law firm that handles cases related to September...
Cyber Threat Information Sharing

Cyber Threat Information Sharing

Cybersecurity Public-Private Partnership It is pretty clear that the public-private partnership is a key element in the foundation of effective critical infrastructure protection and other national resilience strategies.  The public-private partnership enables private...

Mike Echols Keynotes Travelers Event

The Travelers Institute, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Small Business Monthly hosted a complimentary symposium exploring tools for small business success. This event, part of the Travelers Institute® national Small Business – Big Opportunity series,...

Echols Relaunches CMU’s “Cylab”

In December 2015, Carnegie Mellon University re-launched its Cylab. CMU announced this year that it will commit $9M to CyLab going forward. Additionally, this fall, longtime corporate partner Bosch announced it will invest $2.5 million to endow the CyLab Director....
STEM IS A REQUIREMENT

STEM IS A REQUIREMENT

In 2012 a Report to the President entitled Engage to Excel: Producing one million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics was released.  The report identified a requirement for approximately one million more STEM...