Archive for July, 2009

Last Wednesday and Thursday the FED sponsored its Beyster Fellowship Symposium. The symposium was held in a conference room at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla overlooking the ocean. The participants were people who had been conducting research on employee ownership sponsored by the FED. This was an opportunity to tell […]

As I mentioned in the first of three installments on the Cybersecurity Challenge, there are two broad areas of cybercrime to consider: corporate cybercrime and government cybercrime. In this installment of the article, I will address each one of these threats in turn. Corporate Cybercrime We know from published statistics that corporate cybercrime has become […]

I received several well-informed blog posts last week in response to my article on cybersecurity. I would like to thank you for responding. It is clear from what I read that we seem to be nibbling away on an extremely difficult problem. I am working on the second installment of my cybersecurity article and will […]

The possibility of cyberwar and cyberterrorism — and the general topic of cybersecurity — is a topic that seems to me to be gaining in momentum. As one recent example in the press over the past week, I would point to the ongoing cyberattack on South Korean and some U.S. websites by a shadowy organization […]

Getting Ready to Sample the Ocean

Last week we interviewed a scientific candidate to manage the ocean water sampling program that we will do in conjunction with the Venter Institute. We will use my boat Solutions twice a month, over the next two years, to cover the area between San Diego and Catalina and some points north to be determined. The […]

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