Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre

It was inevitable. Once Google published its findings for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in CPUs, the bad guys used that as a roadmap to create their malware. And so far, researchers have found more than 130 malware samples designed to exploit Spectre and Meltdown. If there is any good news, it’s that the majority Read more about Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre[…]

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How to eliminate the default route for greater security

If portions of enterprise data-center networks have no need to communicate directly with the internet, then why do we configure routers so every system on the network winds up with internet access by default? Part of the reason is that many enterprises use an internet perimeter firewall performing port address translation (PAT) with a default Read more about How to eliminate the default route for greater security[…]

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IoT and the law of unintended consequences

You’ve probably already heard about the latest Internet of Things (IoT) security fiasco — coverage has gone far beyond the tech press into the mainstream TV news. In case you haven’t been paying attention, though, here’s the elevator pitch version: Fitness network Strava publishes a global heatmap of where users are running and working out Read more about IoT and the law of unintended consequences[…]

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What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security

Microsegmentation is a method of creating secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allows companies to isolate workloads from one another and secure them individually. It’s aimed at making network security more granular.  Microsegmentation vs. VLANs, firewalls and ACLs Network segmentation isn’t new. Companies have relied on firewalls, virtual local area networks (VLAN) Read more about What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security[…]

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an odd place to announce an enterprise product, but the Wi-Fi Alliance used the massive trade show — which has more or less taken over where Comdex left off — to announce a major upgrade to Wi-Fi security. The alliance announced the Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new Read more about Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks[…]

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2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on

As we swerve onto the runway in 2018, IT leaders are finding themselves under increased pressure to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery for the applications and systems under their care. The results of several surveys underscore the concerns of nearly 6,000 IT professionals around the globe. These surveys, conducted in 2017 by Vision Read more about 2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on[…]

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