Exploring the Cybersphere 2016 – January

This week in our blog, we offer a snapshot of cybersecurity, privacy and data security news of interest to the executive suite.  Periodically, we’ll recap insights from the growing cadre of voices in this space as well as lend our own views on the issues that impact executive governance of cyber risk and response. Many[…]

First We Must Know Ourselves

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary Ferdinand Magellan. Marco Polo. Leif Ericson. Sir Francis Drake. Vasco de Gama. Roald Amundsen. Christopher Columbus. Thor Heyerdahl. Dora. Intrepid souls one and all. Their insatiable quest to explore the unknown enriched the world and carved their places in history. They exhibited a[…]

A Geneva Convention for Cyber Warfare?

The Geneva Conventions generally are understood to establish standards that govern the behavior of combatant nations toward civilians, prisoners of war and soldiers who are not capable of fighting. Their adoption created norms of behavior for tempestuous times. While they may not always be scrupulously followed, the fact they have been ratified by 196 sovereign[…]

On Sin and Sinners, Cyber Style

There is no sin except stupidity… – Oscar Wilde Way back in 2015, New York Times columnist David Brooks was interviewed in The Washington Post about his new book, “The Road to Character.” The book explores (and seeks to inspire in readers) what Brooks terms “eulogy virtues,” such as humility, kindness, and bravery, attributes that[…]