Smart Leadership Principles for Smarter Security

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Kevin Kerr oversees security for some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers as well as the technology used by more than 2,600 scientists and engineers. His mission: Protect the flow of ideas and dataRead more

One of DC’s sexiest jobs: The Chief Data Officer

A few years ago, Dr. DJ Patil, who was recently named the first U.S.Chief Data Scientist, co-wrote a Harvard Business Review article introducing the data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” “If ‘sexy’ means having rare qualities that are much in demand,” Patil, a veteran of such hot tech companies as Salesforce, eBay, Skype, PayPal and LinkedIn, and his colleague Thomas Davenport wrote, “data scientists are already there.” In Washington today, the same can be said aboutRead more

Ground rules: the role of governments in cybersecurity

You know an issue is of global importance if a major national leader emphasizes it in his most widely broadcast speech of the year. So when President Barack Obama in his recent State of the Union address mentioned the need for better cybersecurity at home and abroad, it was an indication that IT threats—and how governments handle them—are a growing area of concern.Read more

Smarter Policing Infographic

This study – based on data relating to 56 police agencies from around the world and the communities they serve – suggests the potential returns for rapidly developing economies can be dramatic, on average almost double those of their mature economy peers. The study identifies four distinct profiles of police agency in rapidly developing economies and shows that each should prioritize different investments and anticipate different profiles of agency and societal benefits.Read more