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RSA 2017: No easy answers to even a (seemingly) simple question

The RSA Conference is one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences every year. While we’ll see more than a few mohawks, multiple piercings, and goth make-up around San Francisco’s Moscone Center, RSA is more of a suit and tie affair. This is not DEF CON, where coders and hackers storm Las Vegas. RSA is where the […]

Posted on February 13, 2017

The Future Doesn’t Look Like Our Parents’ Manufacturing Days

In the early 1990s, my father managed powertrain manufacturing at a Ford Motor Company plant in Pennsylvania. In those “olden days” (as a millennial I’m qualified to say that), women were utilized for hand assembling circuit boards because they had smaller hands and better “manual dexterity,” perfect for the intricate skills required for this type […]

Posted on February 2, 2017

Time for Tech Introspection

For the better part of the last decade, we have seen how government has had a difficult time keeping pace with the technological disruption that was altering the landscape of entrenched industries. Well, on November 8th, the tides turned. Disruption came to DC on Tuesday, and it came in a big way. It came in […]

Posted on November 14, 2016

I’m a Millennial, My Preferences Matter

I don’t want to be another conceited Millennial, but cities should embrace ridesharing apps because I can’t function without them. Although I am originally from the Motor City and have a parent who works for the automotive industry, I’m not interested in owning a car. The last worry I want to have in my “extremely […]

Posted on October 27, 2016

Can Snapchat’s Spectacles Succeed Where Google Glass Failed?

Snapchat already changed how we share pictures, now it wants to change how we take them. Snapchat – or Snap Inc. as the company just rebranded to – surprised the world last month by unveiling its prized new product: Spectacles Spectacles are camera-equipped glasses that allow users to record 10-second videos by simply clicking a […]

Posted on October 26, 2016

The “Sputnik Moment” Happening Right Now

Today marks the 59th anniversary of Sputnik, the successful launch of the Soviet satellite and its subsequent 98-minute orbit of our Earth that set off the space race. Sputnik was a call to action to the United States government and the nation’s workforce. American leaders, scientists, and engineers dedicated time, energy, and resources to catching […]

Posted on October 4, 2016

The Tale of Two Financials

Last week we saw why financial technology (fintech) startups have gained so much traction over the past several years, especially with millennials. Banking blue-blood Wells Fargo was taken to task for fraud committed on literally millions of accounts. Meanwhile, Venmo was the bell of the ball for allowing a college student to receive donations to […]

Posted on September 14, 2016

What is a Hacker? Jayson Street @ Black Hat/DefCon

White hat hacker? Gray hat hacker? Jayson Street from Pwnie Express says he’s none of the above. The co-author of the Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network books, Street told us during the Black Hat conference he’s seeing a change in the cybersecurity mindset and the way businesses protect themselves as more criminals target “the […]

Posted on August 16, 2016

Fighting Car Hacking – Lessons from DefCon

The car hacking village was one of the most popular stops at DefCon 24, the annual hackers convention held in Las Vegas. Vrge’s Adam Benson visited the village and spoke with Security Researcher Tim Brom from Grimm, an cybersecurity engineering and consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. Brom knows how to hack your car. He […]

Posted on August 11, 2016

Black Hat/DefCon Analysis: JP Bourget, CEO of Syncurity

JP Bourget is the CEO and Founder of Syncurity, one of the most discussed cybersecurity start-ups at Black Hat and DefCon. During the conferences in Las Vegas, JP sat down with Vrge’s Adam Benson to discuss Pokémon GO, what it is to be a hacker, and – some of the biggest news from the conference […]

Posted on August 9, 2016
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