About Ryan Kamauff

Ryan Kamauff is a senior analyst with Crucial Point LLC. He produces technology focused content for CTOvision.com and reports on analytical megatrends at the new analysis focused Analyst One.

Hackers go phishing with Obamacare, NSA goes on the record about Tor attacks and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Hackers go phishing with Obamacare – It is possible that using the new HealthCare.gov site will open up users to more vulnerabilities and more. Because users are likely to be confused by the new system, they are more vulnerable to well targeted and researched […]

Powerbag: one accessory we all need

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I recently picked up a Powerbag. For those not familiar with this device, a Powerbag is a pretty normal looking case, but with a plus, a battery pack with integrated circuitry hidden inside. I grabbed the Powerbag Business Class Case (my case has the larger 6000 mAh battery, unlike this version), which offers a zip out […]

Did Amazon knock one out of the park with the Kindle Fire HDX?

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Last week, Jeff Bezos and Amazon released their updated Kindle Fire HD. I have been waiting to see how Amazon would react to the new Google/Asus Nexus 7 (which was quite a hit), but was honestly quite surprised with the quality of the product that Amazon has released. Coupled with their Fire OS 3.0 (based […]

CTOvision Podcast: Cybersecurity with IO’s CSO, Bob Butler

In this podcast, Bob Butler, CSO and vice-CISO of IO joined me to discuss cybersecurity and how improved data center operations can change the cyber paradigm. IO is the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services designs, engineers and delivers cloud enabling data center infrastructure and software for the world’s largest enterprises, governments […]

Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? U.S. Energy Department spends $30M to bolster utility cybersecurity tools and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? The DHS is under a lot of intense scrutiny lately to re-vamp their acquisition processes in the face of allegations and revelations of inefficiencies and waste. One specific example was from the $3B expenditure on radio upgrades, 8,000 […]

Programmer exploits Windows vulnerability in cloud-based services, 10 yrs later, DHS still plagued with cybersecurity, critical infrastructure problems and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Programmer exploits Windows vulnerability in cloud-based services - “Windows data volumes (meaning virtual machine hard-drives) in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services can be copied and have their access credentials modified, allowing a hacker to glean insights into the data, a programmer has reported.” […]