Democratizing the Networking Industry beyond the Two Party System

When it comes to the networking industry and purchasing a network device, a user typically has two choices: Party D and Party R. Sure, there are other parties out there, but they usually don’t make the ballot for one reason or another. Even when you are not a “hardcore” supporter of either party, you feel …

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Democratizing the Networking Industry beyond the Two Party System

When it comes to the networking industry and purchasing a network device, a user typically has two choices: Party D and Party R. Sure, there are other parties out there, but they usually don’t make the ballot for one reason or another. Even when you are not a “hardcore” supporter of either party, you feel …

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US agencies to release cyberthreat information faster to the health-care industry

By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 Representatives of the FBI and DHS say they’re looking at ways to get more information into the hands of health-care providers. U.S government agencies will work to release cyberthreat information faster to the health-care industry after a massive breach at hospital operator Community Health Systems, …

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

By Ian Paul, PC World | August 21st, 2014 Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. You can get browser extensions to stop advertisers from tracking you, but until now there hasn’t been one that can prevent you from getting suckered by hucksters on news sites. Thanks to …

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The Internet of Things Brings Legal Gotchas to CIOs

By Stephanie Overby, CIO | August 21st, 2014 CIOs must think through privacy, compliance and other legal issues before unleashing armies of sensors. CIOs have big ideas for marketing and customer experience using sensors and analytics. But what IT leaders might not be thinking about yet are the legal ramifications of a growing network of …

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Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 21st, 2014 Many businesses focus on record retention, but here’s why one lawyer says “Destroy!”. Many businesses spend a lot of time thinking about how to retain and store data, but there’s another idea: Think about how to destroy your data. Why? According to one attorney who advocates …

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Researchers build security framework for Android

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 21st, 2014 University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device’s firmware. The code added to the OS is called the Android Security Modules (ASM) framework, which is described in a paper from security …

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How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | August 20th, 2014 Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy. By Tesla’s own estimates, a project to build a battery factory called the “Gigafactory” is expected to drive down …

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber’s own plans

By Mark Hachman, PC World | August 20th, 2014 Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it’s a race to see whether AT&T’s GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. As Google decides whether or not to build out gigabit broadband in Silicon Valley, AT&T said Wednesday that it will jump in. AT&T said …

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Moving toward smart and secure continuous software delivery

By George V. Hulme, CSO | August 20th, 2014 It’s no surprise that security and application development teams often find themselves locking horns. One wants applications and new features to roll out — and swiftly — and the other is often more concerned with keeping systems and data snug. At some organizations, as they embrace …

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How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 20th, 2014 As IPv4 runs out of space, attempts to get around the problem could make things even more complicated. The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet’s growth, but the complicated interplay between …

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375 Leeds and Bradford Firms Gobble Broadband Connection Vouchers

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | August 20th, 2014 More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result …

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Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

By Jon Gold, Network World | August 20th, 2014 Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications. With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators. The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified …

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Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 20th, 2014 SentinelOne wants to compete with full endpoint defense suites. Start-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features. However, the Mountain …

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Workers at U.S. nuclear regulator fooled by phishers

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 19th, 2014 Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees were tricked into disclosing passwords and downloading malware in three phishing attacks that occurred over a three-year period. The incidents were described in an inspector general report obtained by the publication Nextgov through an open-records request. In one incident, the attackers sent email …

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Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 19th, 2014 According to a blog post from TrustedSec, an information security consultancy in Ohio, the breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed. The incident marks the first case Heartbleed has been linked to an attack …

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IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government

By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | August 19th, 2014 The inability to access data 24/7 hurts federal workforce, survey shows. When Healthcare.gov was launched last October, it gave millions of Americans direct experience with a government IT failure on a massive scale. But the overall reliability of federal IT operations is being called into question by …

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