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Chris Cornillie

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Chris joined Government Business Council in January 2014, where he produces custom content on defense and tech issues. Previously, he served as a 2013 Scowcroft Fellow at the Aspen Strategy Group and as a research intern at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Chris received a degree in Economics and Classics from the University of Illinois and a Master's in International Relations from the University of Chicago.
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The Shellshock Bug May Be Even Worse Than Heartbleed

October 1, 2014 Last Wednesday, the technology world was introduced to the latest in a series of catastrophic Internet security vulnerabilities, known simply as “Shellshock.” Months after discovery of the Heartbleed bug, which exploited a hole in OpenSSL protocols to target users’ passwords and was described as “the worst vulnerability found since commercial ...

Can Your Infrastructure Handle Cyber Analytics?

September 25, 2014 Click here to download the infographic.

Ready for Cyber Analytics?

September 24, 2014 The Department of Defense is shifting the cyber defense paradigm from a strategy characterized by static, labor intensive risk assessments to a more dynamic posture relying on big data analytics to continuously monitor its networks for potential threats. Defense leaders see this as a vast improvement, but questions remain whether ...

Why U.S. Drone Policy Foreshadows the Defense Reform Challenge Ahead

September 17, 2014 It’s no secret that there is much to be desired in the way the Department of Defense acquires the technologies and weapon systems required to underpin global security. An endless requirements process, special interest politics, and an oligopolistic defense industry culminate in inflated costs and difficulties in harnessing disruptive technologies ...

What's the One Thing Cyber Hawks and Privacy Advocates Can Agree On?

September 2, 2014 In a June 2014 study, Government Business Council asked 318 federal officials to list the top mobile security threats facing their agency. Perhaps unsurprisingly at the time, wireless network vulnerabilities ranked low on their lists, well behind behind malware, unsecured mobile applications, and human error. Nevertheless, recent revelations that U.S. ...

Bringing Your Agency's IT Out of the Shadows

August 28, 2014 Facing mounting pressure to achieve mission objectives despite poorly-performing network infrastructure, surprising numbers of federal employees are turning to cloud-based "shadow IT" applications. While it may seem harmless, shadow IT puts federal agencies at greater risk of unauthorized access to secure data while limiting their ability to accurately budget IT ...

The Internet of Things Reaches Peak Hype

August 19, 2014 The Internet of Things (IoT) -- the tangled, immersive, and invisible web of cloud-enabled computing capabilities, built through the proliferation of sensors, mobile devices, intelligent infrastructure, and massive data centers -- has been touted as the most revolutionary technological innovation of the early twenty-first century. Experts predict IoT will likely ...

Three Strategies to Accelerate Your Agency's Migration to the Cloud

July 29, 2014 Federal agencies have tough decisions to make as they move past the low-hanging fruit and start migrating older and more interconnected systems to the cloud. Read this GBC Issue Brief to learn: Which applications and systems your agency should prioritize for cloud migration The difference between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS ...

Lawmakers and OPM Take Contractor to Task Over Security Clearance Lapses

July 28, 2014 July 23, 2014 - Although political partisanship ostensibly pervades every facet of governance in the United States, combating fraud, waste, and abuse seems one area where lawmakers and civil servants can often find common ground. On July 17, ranking members of the House and Senate Oversight Committees, Rep. Elijah Cummings ...

Why the Cyber Security Problem Is Actually a Big Data Problem

July 3, 2014 July 2, 2014 - In 2013, the federal government was the target of 46,160 cyber attacks, according to an April report by the Government Accountability Office, a 33 percent jump from the year prior. While most Americans know the name Edward Snowden, fewer know that in June 2013 hackers stole ...