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Cisco whacks its Secure Access Control System

Cisco this week this week announced the death of its Secure Access Control System – a package customers use to manage access to network resources.

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EPIC takes aim at IoT toys Cayla and i-Que that spy on kids, files complaint with FTC

EPIC claims that the Cayla doll and i-Que robot put kids under surveillance.

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The silver lining on a ransomware attack

Ransomware is bad news, but it can also be a powerful motivator for companies to up their game when it comes to defending against cyber threats.

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Latest Android security update fixes Dirty COW, GPS vulnerabilities

The monthly Android security update released this week fixes the serious Dirty COW privilege escalation attack that could allow malicious apps to take full control of devices.

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Aruba flexes some IoT muscle

Aruba’s new products, including ClearPass Universal Profiler and the new 2540 series switch, position the company as an IoT enabler.

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Playing cyber defense is not enough to win

Where to draw the line when it comes to offensive cyber attacks

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Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install other forms of malware, according to security firm ESET.

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Big Switch adds security perimeter around SDN data center

Big Switch Networks today unraveled a wide-ranging group of products aimed at mitigating security attacks, scrutinizing cloud and container environments and improving its existing SDN-based monitoring software.

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Say goodbye to MS-DOS command prompt

It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.

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Backdoor accounts found in 80 Sony IP security camera models

Many network security cameras made by Sony could be taken over by hackers and infected with botnet malware if their firmware is not updated to the latest version.

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Getting started with blockchain smart contracts

Smart contracts based on blockchain can help you cut costs and waste and offer some much-needed visibility into your supply chain. Here’s how they work.

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App developers not ready for iOS transport security requirements

A month before Apple is expected to enforce stricter security requirements for app communications in iOS, enterprise developers don't seem ready to embrace them, a new study shows.

Trump cybersecurity dos and don’ts (Part 2)

President Trump must balance partisan politics with the pragmatic realities of cybersecurity.

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Expedia IT tech made $330K by secretly accessing execs’ files for insider trading

He even tried to pin the intrusions on other employees by using their corporate network credentials, but eventually pleaded guilty to securities fraud.

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IBM amps-up Watson cybersecurity experiences

IBM Watson goes to the enterprise with 40 companies now adding smarts to the cognitive system.

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4 top disaster recovery packages compared

There’s arguably no more important IT task than making sure business systems and data can be restored after a disaster. So we asked system administrators to identify the best features — and what’s missing — in four leading software...

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Companies increasingly looking for hackers to attack their networks

As its ‘bad guy’ stereotype wanes, hacker job postings in the enterprise jump 700% in three years.

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Tell-tale toys open bedroom door to strangers, consumer groups warn

Internet-connected toys subject children to hidden marketing messages and allow strangers to converse with them from a distance, consumer rights groups say.

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