Exploring the Cybersphere – February 2017

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. For[…]

Readers Digest The Assault of the Secret Squirrel

Ah the dwindling days of February, when life begins to stir anew across the northern climes. Days grow longer, birds sing stronger, and spring hints at its arrival. Baseball fans revel in the thought of pitchers and catchers reporting, golfers sneak in the odd round and begin to think of the Masters, basketball fans turn[…]

Here’s Whose Valentine You Don’t Want to Be

On Valentine’s Day in 1929, several members of Al Capone’s gang dressed as police officers stopped by archrival Bugs Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, and delivered a Chicago gangster’s version of a valentine. They lined up seven of Moran’s men against a wall, and shot them. The moment became memorialized as the[…]

Gone In .029 Seconds

Some years ago Nicolas Cage starred in a movie titled, “Gone in Sixty Seconds.” Cage played Memphis Raines, a retired master car thief who is forced to return to the car theft business. The title offers some insight into how long it takes Memphis Raines to boost a car. Memphis was a master at stealing cars,[…]