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

FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!

Cisco: IOS security update includes denial of service and code execution warnings

Cisco: IOS security update includes denial of service and code execution warnings

Cisco warns on IOS/IOS XE features: DHCP client (L2TP) Zero Touch Provisioning HTTP server and Web user interface

Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

Can you imagine Mars with Saturn-like rings?

Can you imagine Mars with Saturn-like rings?

It’s hard to fathom and may be even harder for it to happen but a couple NASA-funded scientists say Mars might have had Saturn-like rings around it in the past and may have them again

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

DARPA wants to cultivate the ultimate transistor of the future

DARPA wants to cultivate the ultimate transistor of the future

Researchers with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will this month present a program that looks to develop a new generation of radiofrequency (RF) and millimeter-wave transistors to address the power and range requirements...

DARPA plan would reinvent not-so-clever machine learning systems

DARPA plan would reinvent not-so-clever machine learning systems

Machine learning systems maybe be smart but they have a lot to discover. Innovative researchers with DARPA hope to achieve superior machine learning systems with a new program called Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) which has as its...

Cisco security advisory dump finds 20 warnings, 2 critical

Cisco security advisory dump finds 20 warnings, 2 critical

Cisco discloses vulnerabilities with a severity rating of "critical" or "high" but now includes “medium” threats as well.

DARPA fortifies early warning system for power-grid cyber assault

DARPA fortifies early warning system for power-grid cyber assault

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continues to hone the system it hopes would quickly restore power to the U.S. electric grid in the event of a massive cyberattack. The research agency this week said it awarded...

Cisco jumps on ex-Juniper exec Davidson for service provider biz

Cisco jumps on ex-Juniper exec Davidson for service provider biz

That was fast. Networking veteran Jonathan Davidson is re-joining Cisco a little less than a week after resigning as rival Juniper executive VP and general manager. Davidson is joining Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit and will...

Old nemesis spam becoming significant way for attackers to subvert data

Old nemesis spam becoming significant way for attackers to subvert data

Spam is once again raising its ugly head as a chief way for attackers to grab protected data. IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence group said today that one of the key findings from its forthcoming Threat Intelligence Index for 2017 is...

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