Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Cisco Talos says state-sponsored attackers are battering DNS to gain access to sensitive networks and systems

What SDN is and where it’s going

What SDN is and where it’s going

Software-defined networking (SDN) established a foothold in cloud computing, intent-based networking, and network security, with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and others leading the charge.

Gov’t warns on VPN security bug in Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Pulse software

Gov’t warns on VPN security bug in Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Pulse software

VPN packages from Cisco, Palo Alto, F5 and Pulse may improperly secure tokens and cookies, allowing nefarious actors an opening to invade and take control over an end user’s system.

Cisco taps into AWS for data center, cloud applications

Cisco taps into AWS for data center, cloud applications

Cisco Cloud ACI for AWS lets customers manage and secure applications running in the data center or in Amazon Web Service cloud environments

Cisco, Google reenergize multicloud/hybrid cloud joint development

Cisco, Google reenergize multicloud/hybrid cloud joint development

Cisco and Google have expanded their joint cloud development activities with Google's Anthos announcement

Juniper opens SD-WAN service for the cloud

Juniper opens SD-WAN service for the cloud

Juniper has taken the wraps off a cloud-based SD-WAN service it says will ease the management and bolster the security of wired and wireless-connected branch office networks.

Cisco warns of two security patches that don’t work, issues 17 new ones for IOS flaws

Cisco warns of two security patches that don’t work, issues 17 new ones for IOS flaws

Cisco is issuing 17 new fixes for security problems with IOS and IOS/XE software that runs most of its routers and switches, while it has no patch yet to replace flawed patches to RV320 and RV 325 routers.

Cisco forms VC firm looking to weaponize fledgling technology companies

Cisco forms VC firm looking to weaponize fledgling technology companies

Decibel, an investment firm focused on early stage funding for enterprise-product startups, will back technologies related to Cisco's core interests.

Cisco directs high priority patches for IP phone security exposures

Cisco directs high priority patches for IP phone security exposures

Cisco this week advised customers using its 7800 and 8800 series IP phones they should patch a variety of “high” priority vulnerabilities that could lead to denial of service and other security problems.

Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

Cisco Webex has integrated AI collaboration technologies it acquired from Accompany and MindMeld.

Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

VMware networking and security chief Tom Gillis looks at competing with Cisco and how the company will bolster NSX and more.

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