Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

Could ‘Open’ systems negate Huawei’s influence on 5G?

August 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

It isn’t really “open source,” the way that phrase is accurately applied to software development. The founding principle of the O-RAN Alliance (where “O-RAN” stands for “Open Radio Access Network”) is for enough stakeholders in the future of wireless communications […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Cyber insurance: The moral quandary of paying criminals who stole your data

August 4, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Earlier this year, a club with around 70,000 members found itself in a pickle: Pay a ransom or risk the personal information of those members being exposed. In this scenario, the club paid the ransomware. It was decided that the […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security

The TikTok drama betrays increasing political desperation in the U.S.-China showdown

August 3, 2020

Via: Fortune

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration will soon take action against Chinese software companies, like TikTok and WeChat, that present a risk to national security because they are “feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist […]

Networking Security, Security

Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

July 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As the number of coronavirus cases tops 4.4 million in the U.S., the shift to remote work has provided an opportunity for bad actors to more successfully conduct various types of cyberattacks, with ransomware representing one of the most devastating […]

Networking Security, Security

5 tips for cutting budgets in a crisis without hurting security

July 20, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Information security has long had the reputation of being unstaffed and underfinanced, and that was before COVID-19. Under the current economic downturn, pressures have become even greater, with research company Pulse reporting on June 4th that 23% of security budgets […]

Networking Security, Security

Overcoming the IoT Security Skills Gap

July 15, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

As the Internet of Things continues to evolve, many companies are trying to become part of this growing market to keep up with the latest trends, including developing and selling their own IoT devices. But as a chief information officer […]

Networking Security, Security

Huawei, 5G and security: How did we end up here?

July 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The row over the role of Hauwei in the UK’s mobile networks is the result of a complicated mix of concerns around 5G technology and big geopolitical battles. Today the UK government is due to confirm whether the Chinese networking […]

Networking Security, Security

Rapid Huawei rip-out could cause outages and security risks, warns UK telco

July 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The chief executive of UK incumbent telco BT has warned any government move to require a rapid rip-out of Huawei kit from existing mobile infrastructure could cause network outages for mobile users and generate its own set of security risks. […]

Networking Security, Security

Societal upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for new AI data regulations

July 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

As a long-time proponent of AI regulation that is designed to protect public health and safety while also promoting innovation, I believe Congress must not delay in enacting, on a bipartisan basis, Section 102(b) of The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection […]

Networking Security, Security

Foreign adversaries likely to exploit critical networking bug, US says

June 30, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Foreign hackers backed by a well-resourced government are likely to exploit a critical vulnerability in a host and VPN and firewall products sold by Palo Alto Networks, officials in the US federal government warned on Tuesday. In worst-case scenarios, the […]