What’s in the Vault? WikiLeaks Latest Release

26 03 2017

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On this week’s program, What’s in the Vault? WikiLeaks Latest Release Shakes the World, we will talk with Mike Meikle, CEO of secureHIM, about the WikiLeaks CIA Vault 7 data release and what it means for governments, consumers and businesses. Mr. Meikle is a cybersecurity expert who speaks and writes nationally on the topic of cybersecurity. He will provide an overview of the various CIA cybertools that were released into the wild, U.S. companies involved, the Russian angle and how you can protect yourself from cybersnooping.

We will also cover the history of WikiLeaks and a few of their most sensational data divulgences. We’ll then delve into the Vault 7 incident and discuss why this leak stands to be one of the most important and controversial disclosure by the organization to date.

Outside of the technical aspects of the Vault 7 release, we will discuss how this disclosure will impact the emerging industries of Internet of Things (IoT), smart homes, self-driving cars, Artificial intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR).

Consulting veteran Mike Meikle navigates the turbulent and murky world of management and information technology consulting. As an entrepreneur who has run two consulting firms, Corporate Consigliere Mike Meikle provides strategic, technological and management solutions for his clients.

Mr. Meikle has over fifteen years of experience within the public and private sector across multiple industries. He has significant education and practical experience in strategic planning, risk, security, compliance and operations methodologies. Certifications he holds include Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Green Belt and a host of others.

Mr. Meikle can be reached via his website at http://www.mikemeikle.com.

Week In Review


  1. New York City Surpasses 100 MW Solar Generation Milestone
  2. Lawmakers want tax break for music, video game makers
  3. Digital health is helping to fuel the city’s economy
  4. Google wants to fix tech’s diversity problem with an outpost for historically black colleges
  5. Laptop ban begin in cabins of nine airlines flying non-stop to U.S. from Mideast and Africa
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The Social Data Revolution

12 03 2017

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Andreas Weigend is an expert on the future of big data, trends in consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies, the combination of which he calls the social data revolution. He is the former chief scientist of Amazon, where he helped create a culture of data, experimentation, and innovation. He currently teaches at the University of California–Berkeley and at Fudan in Shanghai. He is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab. Clients include Hyatt, Alibaba, MasterCard, and Lufthansa. He received his PhD in physics from Stanford and lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and on weigend.com.

Week In Review


  1. Mapping Tool Helps New York City Prepare for Upcoming L-Line Closure
  2. The New York Times is going to start running its reporters’ tweets inside the newspaper
  3. Nintendo Switch sales numbers for its opening weekend look pretty terrific
  4. Volkswagen unveils driverless ‘lounge on wheels’ car with Siri-like voice assistant and giant screen
  5. Google Home is particularly vulnerable to fake news




Bitcoin is Back!

5 03 2017

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“Drew” Hinkes is a Partner at Berger Singerman LLP’s Miami office, where he practices commercial litigation, with a focus on representation of court- appointed fiduciaries, and litigating technology-related disputes. Drew is a prolific writer and speaker on topics related to bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contract innovation. Prior to practicing law, Drew worked as a computer consultant and in continuity of business and technology audit capacities for Citibank.

Week In Review


  1. JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours
  2. The Lowline, New York’s Futuristic Underground Park, Tests LED Grow Lights and Solar Skylight for Plants, Shrubs
  3. How a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet
  4. Google Vies With Partners as Digital Helpers Crowd Barcelona
  5. YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray