Robert Lemos

Robert Lemos is an award-winning freelance journalist who has covered information security, cybercrime and technology's impact on society for almost two decades. A former research engineer, he's written for Ars Technica, CNET, eWEEK, MIT Technology Review, Threatpost and ZDNet. He won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2003 for his coverage of the Blaster worm and its impact, and the SANS Institute's Top Cybersecurity Journalists in 2010 and 2014.

Security Lessons Companies Can Learn From the U.S. Elections

The election race for the governorship of the state of Georgia promises to be tight, with current estimates showing that Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are in...

Five Trends in Attacks on Industrial Control Systems

In May, a new modular malware system—dubbed VPNFilter—began running rampant among small and home office-based routers as well as network-attached storage. More than 500,000 devices in 54 countries were...

Five Ways Government Can Help Businesses Fight Nation-State Attacks

Over the past six months, a relatively unsophisticated group of attackers used a variety of remote access Trojans to attempt to grab banking details from companies—a scheme reminiscent of...

Five Basic Controls Companies Can Implement to Improve Data Hygiene

Many companies are failing to implement the most basic security controls to lock down their networks and data, an oversight that leaves them less able to respond to attacks...

Five Security Defenses Every Containerized Application Needs

With the increase in popularity of agile development and DevOps methodologies, containers have taken off as a way to create easily managed and reproducible software components. Attackers have taken notice,...

Latest Posts

NetBrain Launches Multi-Cloud Support, Low-code/No-code Toolset

Network operations software maker NetBrain has released a new version of its main platform, NetBrain v10.0, which the company contends breaks new ground in...

Executive Q&A: Wilfredo Sotolongo, Chief Customer Officer, Lenovo ISG

Like many IT industry sales executives, Wilfredo Sotolongo has a deep and practical understanding of computing and related technologies. After earning B.S. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical...

How to Be Prepared When 5G Comes to the Enterprise

In tech, we always like to hype the latest and greatest technologies and promise they are “game-changing.”  One technology that’s reached a massive level...

Google vs. Oracle: SCOTUS Ruling Supports Interoperability Trend

All around us, we are seeing a war of what was, versus what we are becoming. This battle isn’t new; every age has those...

Summarizing Major News Items from Cisco Live 2021 

Last week Cisco held its annual Cisco Live 2021 user conference, and this year’s edition was a bit different than previous years. The first...