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Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy

by French Caldwell  |  October 31, 2012

I expect to hear a lot of stories about social technology keeping people connected in the aftermath of Sandy -- just as after Katrina.  However, I am also expecting these...

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One Week Left to the Rockefeller Cybersecurity Deadline -- CEOs, What Do You Want To Do?

by French Caldwell  |  October 12, 2012

In the last week I've had two calls with companies deciding how to respond to the cybersecurity letter that Sen. Rockefeller sent to the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.  The...

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Make a Statement on the Proposed Google Privacy Consent Order

by French Caldwell  |  March 31, 2011

Shortly the Federal Trade Commission will publish in the Federal Register a proposed consent order as part of a settlement with Google with respect to privacy audits. The consent order...

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Is 'the cloud' part of our critical infrastructure?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 10, 2011

Mark Twain’s fictional detective Pudd’nhead Wilson suggested “Put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket!” Concentration creates opportunities for leverage, for both defenders and attackers.  The decision...

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WikiLeaks, Twitter and the Risks to Political Order

by French Caldwell  |  February 8, 2011

Arguably if you are an authoritarian leader who is threatened to be deposed, you view social media that your opponents use to organize protests as a threat.  On the other...

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Crisis Management Is What You Do When Risk Management Fails

by French Caldwell  |  January 21, 2011

In the drugstore the other day, my wife was searching for Tylenol Cold and Flu.  She insists that’s the only thing that works when she has a cold and with...

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Spy vs Spy -- China and Google

by French Caldwell  |  January 13, 2010

So how about that Google -- they've finally come back to their core principle: Do No Evil. Not so fast, though.  With both Google and China, what's on the surface...

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Mind the Gap on Executive Pay

by French Caldwell  |  January 11, 2010

[caption id="attachment_223" align="alignright" width="418" caption="Chase Curve"][/caption] In the heyday that preceded the crash, banks did not take the public sentiment about huge bonuses seriously, but what's surprising is that since...

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Systemic Risk? Too Big to Fail May Mean Too Big to Exist!

by French Caldwell  |  March 11, 2009

Yesterday, in a speech before the Council of Foreign Relations, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke used "systemic" or "systemically" 35 times! When talking about systemic risks he referred to...

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