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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FBI needs to beef-up high-tech cyber threat evaluations says DoJ Inspector General

FBI needs to beef-up high-tech cyber threat evaluations says DoJ Inspector General

a report out this week from the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General which found that while the FBI has an annual process, known as Threat Review and Prioritization (TRP), to identify the most severe and...

Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network,...

DARPA tackling reusable, modular chipset technology

DARPA tackling reusable, modular chipset technology

Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this week said they were looking for information on how to build interface standards that would enable modular design and practical circuit blocks that could be reused to...

What’s hot at Cisco Live

What’s hot at Cisco Live

Cisco security heats up, as does relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

UNH SDN consortium promises interoperability testing, benchmarking

UNH SDN consortium promises interoperability testing, benchmarking

Looking to help business customers ensure their Software Defined Networking products and applications work and perform properly, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) this week said it would form...

FBI leaves infamous “DB Cooper” crime mystery to the ages

FBI leaves infamous “DB Cooper” crime mystery to the ages

You may recall that in November 1971, between Seattle and Reno, Cooper parachuted out of the back of an airliner he'd hijacked with a bag filled with $200,000 in stolen cash. He's never been found, though some of the stolen money was...

Pluribus enriches virtual management system with central console, apps

Pluribus enriches virtual management system with central console, apps

Pluribus battles Cisco, VMware, Gigamon others for analytics-based virtual management

DARPA unified space-sensor networks help keep orbiting junk from slamming into something important

DARPA unified space-sensor networks help keep orbiting junk from slamming into something important

DARPA’s OrbitOutlook (O2) program brings seven previously separate new space sensor networks together that could ultimately feed into the United States Space Surveillance Network (SSN), a worldwide network of 29 military radar and...

US Courts wiretap report: Smartphones impact, encryption confounds

US Courts wiretap report: Smartphones impact, encryption confounds

The number of state wiretaps in which encryption was encountered decreased from 22 in 2014 to 7 in 2015. In all of these wiretaps, officials were unable to decipher the plain text of the messages. Six federal wiretaps were reported...

Cisco reinforces cloud security technology with $293M CloudLock buy

Cisco reinforces cloud security technology with $293M CloudLock buy

Cisco today said it would make its fifth acquisition of the year by acquiring cyber security provider CloudLock for $293 million.

Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

Read Arista’s CEO customer letter on Cisco patent infringement verdict

Arista’s President & CEO Jayshree Ullal issued a letter to customers who may have been worried over the impact of last week’s US International Trade Commission ruling that the company had infringed on three Cisco patents. The ITC on...

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