Jeff BardinTechHive

Since 1982 Jeff has worked in leadership positions organizations such as General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Marriott International.  He also served as the Security Manager for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (LMIT), Chief Security Officer for Hanover Insurance, the Chief Information Security Officer for Investors Bank & Trust, and the Director, Office of Risk Management for EMC. Jeff is currently Chief Intelligence Strategist for Treadstone 71. In 2007 he was awarded the RSA Conference award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices. The Bardin-led security team from Hanover Insurance also won the 2007 SC Magazine Award – Best Security Team competing against such organizations as Barclays Global and the Department of State. Jeff sits on the Board of Directors, Boston Infragard; Content Raven, Wisegate, was a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance; is a member of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, the RSA Conference Submission Selection Committee and formerly on the Customer Advisory Board for Chosen Security. Jeff published The Illusion of Due Diligence in 2010 and was a co-author for the Computer and Information Security Handbook, Understanding Computers, and has published articles for magazines such as The Intelligencer, CSO, and SC Magazine. Jeff served in the USAF as a cryptologic linguist, and in the USANG as an officer.  He has BA in Special Studies - Middle East Studies & Arabic Language from Trinity College as well as a MS in Information Assurance from Norwich University.  He is also a professor of masters programs in cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, cybercrime and cyber terrorism at Utica College. Jeff also holds the CISSP, CISM, C|CISO and NSA-IAM certifications. Infantry Officer Basic Course - Armor Officer Basic Course - DLI FLC ~ Airborne School - Military Intelligence Captains Career Course - Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence ( HUMINT) Management Course - Source Operations Course ( SOC ) ~ Joint Interrogation Management Course - Joint HUMINT Officer Course Licensed Skydiver, Level D ~ Registered SCUBA Diver - Bronze Star Medal ~ Joint Service Commendation Medal ~ Army Commendation Medal - Air Force Commendation Medal - National Defense Service Medal ~ Afghanistan Campaign Medal ~ Iraq Campaign Medal - Global War On Terrorism ~ Lebanon Defense Service Medal ~ Army Service Ribbon - Parachutist Badge ~ Expert Infantryman Badge

Digital Reading Room: The great outdoors

As winter turns to spring, two of the apps we profile this week can take you outdoors in their own way, while a third can help boost your word power for all those term papers coming due.

Review: QuickBooks Online for iPad a limited app with potential

QuickBooks Online for iPad is an excellent start for what has the potential to be an amazing add-on to QuickBooks Online.

Review: Sushi Mushi for iOS

Sushi Mushi is a fast-paced timed puzzle game where you challenge your opponent to a competition of matching up sushi rolls.

Review: Intuit TurboTax SnapTax

TurboTax SnapTax makes it quick work of your 1040a or 1040EZ, helping you to start and complete your taxes in about 10 minutes.

Review: H&R Block At Home 1040EZ for iOS

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ offers an excellent, free option for filing your taxes and getting your refund in a snap.

Review: TurboTax 2012 for iPad

TurboTax 2012 for iPad is a full-featured tax filing application.

Review: H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad

Minor account frustrations aside, H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad is a great way for you to fill all your personal tax filing needs.

Digital Reading Room: Apps that reach for the sky

We go up in the air and out into space with this installment of the Digital Reading Room, as a trio of tablet apps about space, World War II, and photography take flight.

Digital Reading Room: A tale of three magazines

iOS's Newsstand has been open for business for nearly a year-and-a-half. We look at what a pair of recent Newsstand additions from some long-established magazines are doing digitally -- and how a young up-and-comer is teaching them a thing or two about making the most of the iPad.

When will mobile commerce be ready for prime time?

Mobile commerce offers great deal potential, but like many technology trends, it may take time to really catch on. If your business is looking to implement mobile commerce, there are some important factors to consider beyond the technology.

Digital Reading Room: The next big thing

From dinosaurs to Big Data, our biweekly look at content-rich apps tackles some big topics in this latest installment.

Digital Reading Room: Expert advice

The iPad doesn't automatically make you an expert on a diverse array of subjects. But the apps we feature in this week's column put expertise on classical music, evolution, and graphic design right at your fingertips.

Digital Reading Room: Counting it down

We end 2012 with the quantity and quality of content-rich apps on the upswing. But expectations for these tablet apps are higher, too.

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How companies keep us buying new stuff, and how to recycle the rest

It's okay to crave new gadgets, just ditch the old gear responsibly.

Digital Reading Room: Dollars and sense

Holiday shopping eating into your budget for app downloads? Not to worry -- three of our four offerings this week won't cost you a dime to download.