Michael Cooney

Online News Editor

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

Juniper takes a swipe at Extreme’s network buying spree, plans

DARPA opens massive “Colosseum” to develop radical wireless applications

DARPA opens massive “Colosseum” to develop radical wireless applications

DARPA today said it the opened unique and massive testbed it will use as a battleground for researchers to build and test autonomous, intelligent and collaborative wireless technologies.

Ethernet evolution: Broadcom switches offer Time Sensitive Ethernet

Ethernet evolution: Broadcom switches offer Time Sensitive Ethernet

Broadcom this week introduced a family of Ethernet switches that support new technology aimed at helping users address the rising network implications of the Internet of Things, automotive networking and video applications.

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco had a pretty large dump of security advisories today – seven “high priority” and one “critical” – impacting a variety of products many with the threat allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles

Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles

Trying to keep business professionals ahead of the rapidly changing technology environment, Cisco this week rolled out new business certificate and training packages.

DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

You could probably see this one and others like it coming, given the current immigration quagmire that is the United States immigration environment.

Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

True legends in any field are few and far between but Robert Taylor, who died last week at 85, was definitely was one in the field of computer networking.

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya files Chapter 11 reorg plan, reduces debt by $4 billion

Avaya's pre-filing debt will be reduced by more than $4 billion

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco today issued two “critical” security advisories, one for Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software, the other for the ongoing discovery of problems with Apache Struts2

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya plan deploys network virtualization, segmentation to guard business jewels

Avaya has rolled out products it says will help enterprise customers more easily segment traffic between widely dispersed networked resources and effectively protect corporate data.

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco this week took the wraps off several products aimed at helping existing fibre channel customers grow the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification

DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification

DARPA program wants to have hardware-anchored security become a standard feature of integrated circuit

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