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

Air Force goes after cyber deception technology

DARPA wants to simulate how social media spreads info like wildfire

DARPA wants to simulate how social media spreads info like wildfire

The goal of the program -- Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim) is to develop what the agency calls “innovative technologies for high-fidelity computational simulation of online social behavior. SocialSim...

Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and...

Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

DARPA developing secure data sharing wireless technology

DARPA developing secure data sharing wireless technology

The agency’s Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program will “secure tactical mobile handheld devices to support distributed multilevel information sharing without the need for reaching back to...

FTC takes D-Link to court citing lax product security, privacy perils

FTC takes D-Link to court citing lax product security, privacy perils

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against network equipment vendor D-Link saying inadequate security in the company’s wireless routers and Internet cameras left consumers open to o hackers and privacy violations.

Cisco extends Ericsson partnership with WiFi package

Cisco extends Ericsson partnership with WiFi package

Looking to offer more complete network services offerings, Cisco and Ericsson have broadened their 14-month old partnership to include new wireless offerings. Specifically, the companies will offer a new service package called...

Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in pictures

Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in pictures

From Pokemon Go phenomenon and iPhone 7 to Donald Trump and Deadpool, Reuters visualized the Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in order. Take a look.

IBM: Next 5 years AI, IoT and nanotech will literally change the way we see the world

IBM: Next 5 years AI, IoT and nanotech will literally change the way we see the world

Perhaps the coolest thing about IBM’s 9th “Five Innovations that will Help Change our Lives within Five Years” predictions is that none of them sound like science fiction.

Cisco talks 2017 SD-WAN predictions

Cisco talks 2017 SD-WAN predictions

In December Gartner wrote that spending on SD-WAN products will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2020. “While WAN architectures and technologies tend to evolve at a very slow pace — perhaps a new generation every 10...

Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

As we close out the year and look at some of the, shall we say more interesting, stories of the year we find quite tech collection. Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious...

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