Since May of 2020, I’ve had the opportunity to drive a series of educational webinars in my role as CTO for PacStar, a provider of rugged, small form factor communications modules and network management software for military and enterprise applications. I developed the topics, created the PacStar content, and served as a presenter in all…

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There’s tendency to put the role of a chief technology officer (CTO) in a box, namely that of coming up with a product vision and leading the technology or engineering department. But it’s not like you can toss technology over the wall and expect it to be successful. Communication to technically inclined audiences about what…

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PacStar recently announced IQ-Core Software v5 that delivers major advances in management of Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) systems, tactical radios, and vehicle-based networks. It also includes upgrades in its support of open management standards, performance enhancements, and more. IQ-Core Software is a comprehensive management software application designed for secure, tactical, and distributed network management…

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Note: I am proud to serve as the Vice Chair of the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council. This year, as I have done in previous years, I walked through the show to visit Oregon-based cybersecurity companies to see their latest products and offerings, and of course, to catch up with friends and associates. The following post…

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Note: The following post originally appeared on the Cyber Oregon blog here. The world of cybersecurity is full of unexpected surprises and attacks that are amazingly inventive and amazingly nefarious all at the same time. We’re talking of course about what’s being called the Big Hack. In an explosive report, Bloomberg is claiming that the…

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Thrilled to have been a part of this early success! Formaltech, a Galois subsidiary, and Reed are excited to celebrate CyberChaff’s first month of service at Reed. Formaltech’s CyberChaff allows you to deploy low-cost, secure decoy hosts on a network. The hosts alert administrators when an attacker is detected while also slowing down key steps…

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Source: IRS Statement on the “Get Transcript” Application Here we go again.  100,000 households at risk of having their tax returns fraudulently filed next year.  It’s a major hassle to fix this if it happens to you. Organizations somehow think offering free credit monitoring is an acceptable consolation prize?  At this breach rate, many households…

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