Outsourcing, Cost Cutting and the Boeing 737 Max Debacle

When we thought that Boeing had come up with ways to mitigate the risks that resulted in two major air crashes, we learn that Boeing has been outsourcing their software development to ...

Is AI For, or Against, Cybersecurity?

With the rapid proliferation of so-called AI (artificial intelligence) systems (many of which are really just rebranded expert systems), we cybersecurity professionals are confronted with two critical issues, namely: Can AI methods ...

Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades

On May 22, 2018, it will have been 20 years to the day since President Bill Clinton issued PDD 63 (Presidential Decision Directive No. 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure). The PDD laid ...

Cybersecurity Fails … Government Not Keeping Up

I was reading Andrew Ross Sorkin’s article “Flying Taxis, New Exciting Stealth Mode” on the front page of Business Day in the March 13, 2018 New York Times (more about that later) ...