Don Maclean

Don Maclean

Chief Cyber Security Technologist
October 3, 2018
DLT’s Don Maclean on Today’s Cyber Challenges premium
This month, Symantec caught up with Don Maclean, Chief Cyber Security Technologist, DLT, to get his thoughts on today’s top cyber challenges. You can hear more from Don at the Symantec Government Symposium on Oct. 30, as he shares his perspective on the “Aligning Cyber Priorities and Modernization Policies” panel. 1. Agencies are dealing with […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
September 27, 2018
DLT’s Don Maclean Takes an In-Depth Look at CDM premium
To improve the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, the Department of Homeland Security created the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.  On September 6, the House of Representatives voted to codify CDM, and barely two weeks later, the White House’s National Cyber Strategy assigned to DHS still more authority over cybersecurity in the United States.  What’s […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
July 31, 2018
​Endpoint Protection: It’s Not Your Grandpa’s AV Anymore premium
As hackers get more sophisticated, endpoint protection (EP) systems have grown more sophisticated. While no one claims to catch everything, endpoint protection matures each year. Let’s see what modern EP products have to do these days. Machine learning The term “machine learning”, like so many buzzwords in the tech industry, has multiple meanings. In simple […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
January 18, 2018
Want to Improve your Cybersecurity Posture? Get Beyond the Usual Suspects premium
From Equifax to Yahoo, WannaCry and Petra, every month seems to bring with it yet another high-profile attack. Vendors roll out patches and fixes, and questions are asked across the political and security communities. These enquiries and discussions almost always end up concluding that the usual cyber suspects are the culprits, writes Rob Waters, a […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
January 16, 2018
Block Chain: The Next Big Thing? premium
There’s a lot of buzz about blockchain these days, even in government. In fact, we predict that 2018 will be the year of blockchain in government. Blockchain’s inherent security makes it resistant to data manipulation, making it a great tool for securely recording transactions between two parties, everything from medical records, contracts, transactions, even online […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
December 5, 2017
The Inside Job: Agencies Struggle to Prevent Cyberattacks from Within premium
Defending against insider threats is a top priority for the U.S. government. When surveyed by MeriTalk, 85% of federal cybersecurity professionals say their agency is more focused on combating insider threats in 2017 than they were just a year ago. An insider threat is manifested as an incident when a person with authorized access to […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
October 30, 2017
Container Security: Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures premium
Containers offer many advantages for management, deployment, and efficient development of applications.  Like any technology, however, they are subject to attack from malicious actors, and require diligent security.  Vulnerabilities can appear in the container images themselves, in the registry where they are stored, or in the orchestration and deployment of the images.  Let’s take a […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
October 16, 2017
Blockchain to Help Department of State Reorganize premium
Earlier this summer, we wrote about how the Department of Defense is eyeing blockchain technology to improve cybersecurity. Now, Meritalk reveals that the State Department is also seeking the use of blockchain (the technology behind digital currency like Bitcoin) to protect its cyber infrastructure, improve its IT platforms and restructure the agency. Hot on the […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
September 25, 2017
The Need for Advanced Threat Hunting premium
The 2017 DefCon conference featured former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, who spoke about artificial intelligence, computers, and of course, chess.  After losing a match to a purpose-built computer in 1997, Kasparov realized that the machine, although it had beaten him, was not truly intelligent:  it had simply out-calculated him, by examining over 200 million […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
July 25, 2017
The Cyber Shield Act – Modernizing Security Standards for IOT premium
The Cyber Shield Act, commissioned by Senator Ed Markey, recommends the establishment of a voluntary program to institute uniform cybersecurity and data benchmarks for consumer devices. The goal of the bill is to improve consumer decision making from the point of purchase, standardized by industry and maintained by manufacturers – similar to an EPA energy […]
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Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist