Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

How CIOs can relieve the tension between security and network operations

November 30, 2017

Via: CIO

In almost every conversation I have with CIOs, a common theme comes up: how to get the silos within IT to work together. The relationships between the different groups vary, but the one that seems to have the most tension […]

Networking Security, Security

Security firm was front for advanced Chinese hacking operation, Feds say

November 28, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Three men who worked for an Internet security firm in China have been indicted on federal charges for hacking into at least three multinational corporations. The malware they used has been tied to the Chinese government. Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao, […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

‘Beyond Snowden’ Book Argues For U.S. Surveillance Reform

November 27, 2017

Via: Government Executive

A new book describes reform efforts within America’s growing surveillance state—and advocates for further change to protect citizens’ privacy while maintaining security. Before serving as an intelligence official in the Bush and Obama administrations, Timothy H. Edgar—a senior fellow at […]

Networking Security, Security

Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security

November 24, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds has had enough of security people who don’t think about developers and end-users. After blasting some kernel developers last week for killing processes in the […]

Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Intel: We’ve found severe bugs in secretive Management Engine, affecting millions

November 21, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Thanks to an investigation by third-party researchers into Intel’s hidden firmware in certain chips, Intel decided to audit its firmware and on Monday confirmed it had found 11 severe bugs that affect millions of computers and servers. The flaws affect […]

Networking Security, Security

Security vulnerability in IoT cameras could allow remote control by hackers

November 14, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Newly uncovered vulnerabilities in a popular brand of indoor internet connected cameras could be exploited by attackers in order to gain complete control of the device. Security issues with the Foscam C1 Indoor HD Camera could allow hackers to remotely […]

Networking Security, Security

IoT devices are an enterprise security time bomb

November 8, 2017

Via: ZDnet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing serious security concerns for enterprises worldwide with few companies capable of securing them as they are unable to identify devices properly, according to new research. On Wednesday, ForeScout Technologies revealed the results of […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

Three paths for Congress on spy powers

November 1, 2017

Via: FCW

For months the White House, intelligence agencies and large elements of Congress have been united in emphasizing the need to reauthorize the government’s spying powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. There is substantially less unity, however, about […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Networking Security, Security

Can Einstein and TIC keep up with the cloud?

October 31, 2017

Via: FCW

The move to the cloud brings unprecedented flexibility and scalability, but agencies’ new network architectures are prompting some growing pains as well. “The idea of having access to any data, anywhere, with the cloud means you have to look at […]

Networking Security, Security

Facebook, Google and Other Big Tech Companies Facing Political Scrutiny

October 30, 2017

Via: Fortune

Last week the biggest U.S. Internet companies flexed their earnings muscles and added billions in market value. This week expect these leaders to experience what all who achieve great success always do: extra scrutiny. As The Economist observes in this […]