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  • IPv6 could open networks up to zero-day attacks

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:50 am

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warns that moving from IPv4 to IPv6 is a process fraught with peril, which may explain why government agencies are so far behind their own deadlines for implementation.
  • Sophos acquires Cyberoam

    Posted February 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Sophos announced that it has acquired Cyberoam Technologies in a move that is aimed at expanding the security company's product portfolio in network security.
  • Start-ups lean hard on CPU-based security technology to protect virtual environments

    Posted July 16, 2013 - 11:25 am

    The idea of relying on the server or desktop central processing unit (CPU) as the key part of a security scheme is getting more attention as a number of start-ups are using the technology to protect virtual systems.
  • Critical denial-of-service flaw in BIND software puts DNS servers at risk

    Posted March 29, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    A flaw in the widely used BIND DNS (Domain Name System) software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines.
  • Where do Cisco's network security plans go from here?

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    Despite its leadership position in most enterprise security product areas, Cisco faces a number of technological and competitive challenges to stay out in front.
  • Security appliances are riddled with serious vulnerabilities, researcher says

    Posted March 14, 2013 - 8:16 pm

    The majority of email and Web gateways, firewalls, remote access servers, UTM (united threat management) systems and other security appliances have serious vulnerabilities, according to a security researcher who analyzed products from multiple vendors.
  • Juniper security products use device-fingerprinting as way to detect, block attacks

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Juniper Networks today rolled out a battalion of security products and services to protect corporate networks, stating that when it comes to defensive measures, security attacks can be better prevented by determining device-fingerprinting rather than blocking attacks based on IP address.
  • Juniper routers open to attack

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    A flaw has cropped up in Juniper's router operating system that can cause the systems to crash and reboot.
  • Enterprise security testing: What are you missing?

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    For all the advances in enterprise networking over the years there's been one big step backward: security testing. Relatively few enterprises today conduct regular security tests in-house, relying instead on occasional tests by outside consultants or, more dangerously, just taking vendor claims at face value.
  • MetaFlows launches low-cost SaaS product that unifies network security

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:59 am

    Network security monitoring startup MetaFlows launched a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product that can be installed on low-cost hardware to monitor network traffic flow, detect possible intrusions and analyze event logs.
  • Should you worry about rogue wireless network access points?

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    The subject of rogue access points (RAPs) has been on our minds lately, and in our ongoing 2011-2012 benchmark interviews we have been asking folks about their experiences with them.
  • AT&T security chief details infrastructure protection plans

    Posted January 14, 2011 - 2:22 pm

    As chief security officer at AT&T, Edward Amoroso has long observed how cyberattacks impact customer and service-provider networks. In his newly published book, Amoroso says it's time to unite to create the equivalent of a national cyber-protection shield to guard against attacks on industry and government networks by terrorists, state-sponsored attackers and plain old thieves.
  • Good times projected for network security market in 2011

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 10:24 am

    There's some early optimism about the information technology industry as the world steps into 2011. For one thing, the global network security market is expected to be on the rise, according to estimates from IDC, which forecasts a return to the growth of pre-recession levels this year.
  • Fix to Internet infrastructure coming in wake of Chinese traffic hijack

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Policymakers disagree about whether the recent Chinese hijacking of Internet traffic was malicious or accidental, but there's no question about the underlying cause of this incident: the lack of built-in security in the Internet's main routing protocol.
  • Report sounds alarm on China's rerouting of U.S. Internet traffic

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 10:31 am

    A report submitted to Congress on Wednesday by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission expressed concerns over what the commission claims is China's growing ability to control and manipulate Internet traffic.
  • Learn from Treasury's networking mistakes

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:24 pm

    Diane Litman, acting deputy assistant secretary for information systems and chief information officer at Treasury, says CIOs can learn two lessons from the mistakes that were made with the Treasury Network (TNet) consolidation effort.
  • How Treasury, AT&T botched billion-dollar network upgrade

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Three years ago, the U.S. Treasury Department awarded a billion-dollar network consolidation project to AT&T, which claimed to win the deal due to its superior "transition plan."
  • Internet Security: Patch your apps now!

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 4:47 am

    A report from the SANS Institute shows that it is all about unpatched applications, not the underlying operating systems. Most of the observed attacks have come from older, weaker apps and well known Internet vulnerabilities.

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