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

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IEEE sets new Ethernet standard that brings 5X the speed without disruptive cable changes

IEEE sets new Ethernet standard that brings 5X the speed without disruptive cable changes

As expected the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification -- IEEE P802.3bz – that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top end speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current...

Cisco: New net management software lets users spot industrial Ethernet network problems quickly

Cisco: New net management software lets users spot industrial Ethernet network problems quickly

Cisco has rolled out a Windows-based network management package that gathers Industrial Ethernet network events and alerts IT to the event for quick impact analysis and troubleshooting, the company said.

Federal cyber incidents grew an astounding 1,300% between 2006 and 2015

Federal cyber incidents grew an astounding 1,300% between 2006 and 2015

“Federal information systems and networks are inherently at risk. They are highly complex and dynamic, technologically diverse, and often geographically dispersed. This complexity increases the difficulty in identifying, managing,...

Cisco Talos: Spam at levels not seen since 2010

Cisco Talos: Spam at levels not seen since 2010

“Many of the host IPs sending Necurs' spam have been infected for more than two years. To help keep the full scope of the botnet hidden, Necurs will only send spam from a subset of its minions. An infected host might be used for two...

Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

Analytics, collaboration and security key to addressing hyper-distributed data centers and networks, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says.

Cisco CEO: Spin-in technologies aren’t dead at Cisco

Cisco CEO: Spin-in technologies aren’t dead at Cisco

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: I’ve said that if there are situations where spin-ins make sense we will absolutely consider them.

Cisco discloses PIX firewall, IOS software security holes

Cisco discloses PIX firewall, IOS software security holes

Specifically Cisco said the vulnerability is due to “insufficient condition checks in the part of the code that handles [Internet Key Exchange] IKEv1 security negotiation requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by...

Small, low flying drones the target of newfangled DARPA defense system

Small, low flying drones the target of newfangled DARPA defense system

DARPA said it envisions its Aerial Dragnet program will develop technologies to deliver persistent, wide-area surveillance of all unmanned aircraft operating below 1,000ft., via a network of surveillance nodes. These nodes would...

Federal CISO’s define greatest challenges to authority

Federal CISO’s define greatest challenges to authority

The GAO said that 13 of the 24 agencies it reviewed – including the Departments of Defense, Commerce Energy, Justice and State-- for its report “had not fully defined the role of their CISO in accordance with these requirements. For...

Brocade’s big new router is all about network size, automation

Brocade’s big new router is all about network size, automation

The Brocade SLX 9850 expands the Brocade routing family and offers 15x more total capacity than the current Brocade MLXe box.

Extreme swallows Zebra’s WLAN biz for $55 million

Extreme swallows Zebra’s WLAN biz for $55 million

Extreme gets security, managed service, new vertical market access with wireless LAN deal

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