My Final Impressions of Black Hat 2014

Black Hat is a great combination of Las Vegas shtick, hacker irreverence, and a serious cybersecurity focus. Yup, it’s only a tradeshow but there is a serious undercurrent at Black Hat/DEFCON that is sorely missing from most IT events. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Big Switch Networks Heats Up SDN Arms Race With Cloud Fabric
Jul22

Big Switch Networks Heats Up SDN Arms Race With Cloud Fabric

Just over a $1 trillion will be spent on networking hardware and software over the next 5 years, and both vendors – with the possible exception of Cisco – and customers are hoping that Software Defined Networking (SDN) and BFF Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will capture a growing piece of that money. Big Switch Networks, which started down the SDN path in late 2009, and was working with its originator, Stanford University, 6...

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Enterprise(s)… Taking Steps to Improve … Analytics

Last week, online retail giant eBay announced that it was hacked between February and March of this year with stolen login credentials of an eBay employee. This gave the hackers access to the user records of 145 million users including home addresses, e-mail addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. It appears that the hackers made copies of this data so eBay is advising all users to change their passwords. The eBay hack is...

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With Cybersecurity Death Spiral Reversed, Cisco Ups Its Game
May23

With Cybersecurity Death Spiral Reversed, Cisco Ups Its Game

Security was a big part of this week’s Cisco Live event, including extending its Advanced Malware Protection and Data Center offerings and its announcement of its acquisition of ThreatGRID. The New York-based company’s ‘dynamic analysis capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud, complements AMP and allows enhanced aggregation and correlation of data for advanced threat intelligence across the extended network...

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Antivirus Software Is Not Quite Dead Yet

In a Wall Street Journal article published earlier this week, Symantec SVP Brian Dye, is quoted as saying that “antivirus is dead.”  Dye goes on to proclaim that “we (Symantec) don’t think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way.” I beg your pardon, Brian?  Isn’t Symantec the market leader?  Just what are you saying?  In lieu of specific answers to these questions, the blogosphere and Twitter have become a grapevine of rumors – about...

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