Timothy Kropp

Technology Security Lead

Bridgewater Associates


Everything is Compromised

Posted on: 12 Aug 2015

Internet of Things (IoT) means everything is potentially connected everywhere and with everyone.   Assume it is all compromised. As the volume of IoT grows, we should better understand the implications a bunch of tiny powerful computers connecting to each other brings with them.  These devices need the same strong attention we are placing on smartphones,…

Truly Positive About True Negatives

Posted on: 23 Apr 2015

Bayes’ Theorem essentially measures the degree of belief, or certainty in something.  The Cybersecurity industry has been challenged with the idea of sensitivity and specificity for quite some time.  In computer science this can be codified via binary classification (decision trees, Bayesian networks, support vector machines, neural networks). Many industry Cybersecurity solutions will be relegated…

Music and Cybersecurity Defect Detection

Posted on: 08 Apr 2015

If you have ever sat through an orchestral concert, you would hear the first chair oboe playing a single note for the rest of the fellow orchestral players to latch onto and begin the process of fine tuning. At first, it is a single A440 resonating on stage, followed section by section, strings, brass, percussion, until…