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Robert Ackerman Jr.

Robert Ackerman Jr.

Founder and Managing Director, Allegis Capital

  • The Rise of Nation-State Cyber Attacks Makes Encryption More Crucial Than Ever

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on September 20, 2016

    No entity is immune from a cyber attack. A successful, jaw-dropping cyber assault against a seemingly impenetrable target occurred again last month. This time, the humbled target was the National Security Agency, the nation’s premier electronic eavesdropper. Three hundred megabytes of sophisticated code developed by the NSA to penetrate computer security systems was posted online for all to see. …

  • Small Business: Wake Up to Growing Cyber Threats

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on June 3, 2016

    A few months ago, Rokenbok Education, a Solana Beach, Calif., maker of educational toys, was facing perhaps the quintessential nightmare of the 21 st century. Cyber criminals had encrypted the company’s computer files, rendering them useless. The hackers were deploying ransomware. If Rokenbok wanted the data unlocked, it would have to pay a ransom. As the New York Times reported, the company…

  • The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 Is a Necessary Stake in the Ground

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on March 18, 2016

    The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 is approaching its three-month birthday, but you can be excused if you’re oblivious to that. After all, many people probably don’t know it even exists. Very quietly, the law—the first major piece of Congressional cybersecurity legislation, one designed to address the explosive growth of successful cyberattacks—was signed into law in mid-December 2015 by President…

  • A ‘Golden Key’ to Unlock Encryption Is the Wrong Approach

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on December 22, 2015

    This post in our VC-series comes from Robert R. Ackerman, Jr., the founder and managing director of Allegis Capital. It seems like an appealing strategy—give the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, as well as our spy organizations, a back door— a “golden key”—to unveil encrypted communications to help catch criminals and terrorists and protect Americans from harm. This is particularly…

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