Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T grows, testing on tap from UNH lab

Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T grows, testing on tap from UNH lab

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) said it would begin offering testing and standards conformance services 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T Ethernet products. The broad testing services safeguard that...

02/23/17

IRS Dirty Dozen: Phishing, phone cons and identity theft lead scam list for 2017

IRS Dirty Dozen: Phishing, phone cons and identity theft lead scam list for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service rounded up some of the usual suspects in its annual look at the Dirty Dozen scams you need to watch out for this year. It should come as no surprise that the IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware...

02/17/17

SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support for IPv6 to its SD-WAN and security packages. According to Kumar Mehta, founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security,...

02/16/17

India blasts 104 satellites into orbit aboard one rocket

India blasts 104 satellites into orbit aboard one rocket

India’s space agency said today it had launched 104 satellites from a single rocket, crushing the previous record of 37 satellites from a single rocket by the Russian space agency in 2014.

02/15/17

Cisco, competitors infiltrate Avaya customer doubts

Cisco, competitors infiltrate Avaya customer doubts

It is not surprising that Cisco, Mitel and others are targeting Avaya’s customers as the networking company goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy but sometimes it is a bit startling in its boldness. For example, Cisco wrote: “Let’s not...

02/13/17

DARPA hits snag in GEO satellite service plan

DARPA hits snag in GEO satellite service plan

DARPA is going to have to contend with an Earth-bound problem if it is to get its plan to service satellites in geosynchronous orbit into space. The agency this week said it had picked Space Systems Loral (SSL) as its commercial...

02/09/17

Gartner: Algorithm-based technology patents are raging

Gartner: Algorithm-based technology patents are raging

Gartner wrote that according to a worldwide search on analytics vendor Aulive, nearly 17,000 patents applied for in 2015 mentioned "algorithm" in the title or description, versus 570 in 2000. Including those mentioning "algorithm"...

02/08/17

NASA has a shadow IT problem

NASA has a shadow IT problem

It not often enterprises get direct evidence of a shadow IT operation but a recent audit of NASA’s IT realm came up with 28 unsanctioned cloud services operating in its environment. NASA’s own CIO office found eight such services...

02/08/17

IBM and Ericsson tout 5G array advance for IoT, virtual reality

IBM and Ericsson tout 5G array advance for IoT, virtual reality

IBM and Ericsson said the end result of a two-year collaboration is a silicon-based 5G millimeterWave (mmWave) phased array circuit that can operate at 28GHz and offer very high data rates for Internet of Things, virtual reality and...

02/07/17

How to catch a 400lb drone traveling at full speed

How to catch a 400lb drone traveling at full speed

SideArm developer Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale system that repeatedly captured a 400-pound Lockheed Martin Fury unmanned aircraft accelerated to flight speed via an external catapult. A Fury can hit over...

02/06/17

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement nabs $20M in fake sports gear ahead of Super Bowl 51

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement nabs $20M in fake sports gear ahead of Super Bowl 51

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teams nabbed 260,000 counterfeit sports-related items during its annual, year-long Operation Team Player sting. Last year ICE seized nearly...

02/03/17

IRS warns on ever-changing “dangerous W-2 phishing scam”

IRS warns on ever-changing “dangerous W-2 phishing scam”

Just as tax season gets underway in earnest, the Internal Revenue Service put out a warning about what it called dangerous, evolving W-2 scams that are targeting corporations, school districts and other public and private concerns.

02/02/17

IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns

IBM Watson wants to do your tax returns

If anyone can make sense of the over 74,000 pages of the US tax code, IBM’s Watson can. Or at least that’s the plan as Big Blue has teamed up its Watson cognitive supercomputer with the tax return specialists at H&R Block to help...

02/02/17

DARPA picks 30 contenders to battle in wireless spectrum competition

DARPA picks 30 contenders to battle in wireless spectrum competition

The defense research agency last March announced Spectrum Collaboration Challenge and said the primary goal of the contest was to infuse radios with “advanced machine-learning capabilities so they can collectively develop strategies...

01/30/17

Cisco fosters Blockchain protocol development, IBM shows why technology could relieve security anxiety

Cisco fosters Blockchain protocol development, IBM shows why technology could relieve security anxiety

Cisco has helped form a consortium to develop blockchain that could secure Internet of Things applications and more while new study by IBM shows why the technology could become invaluable for businesses worldwide.

01/30/17

Intelligence agency opens $325,000 advanced, automated fingerprint gathering competition

Intelligence agency opens $325,000 advanced, automated fingerprint gathering competition

The idea behind the competition, called the “Nail to Nail (N2N) Fingerprint Challenge” – which offers $325,000 worth of prizes – is to develop a system that allows for more distinguishing data to be collected from fingerprint...

01/27/17

Air Force goes after cyber deception technology

Air Force goes after cyber deception technology

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) tapped into that notion today as it awarded a $750,000 grant to security systems developer Galois to develop a cyber deception system that will “dramatically reduce the capabilities of an attacker...

01/19/17

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...

01/18/17

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...

01/11/17

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.

01/05/17

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