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Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Protecting Small Businesses from Malicious Attacks through Managed Service Providers

May 16, 2019

Via: Cisco Blog

Managed services are a key opportunity for service providers to increase their customer relevance, boost customer lifetime value, and grow top-line revenues. One of our passions in Cisco’s Service Provider team is working with our partners to develop differentiated services […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Extreme addresses networked-IoT security

May 15, 2019

Via: Networkworld Software

Extreme Networks has taken the wraps off a new security application it says will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to help customers effectively monitor, detect and automatically remediate security issues with networked IoT devices. The application – ExtremeAI security—features […]


Analysis, Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Cybersecurity professionals are no match for cyber-adversaries

May 14, 2019

Via: CSO

Cybersecurity professionals are paranoid by nature. That’s not a bad thing; it’s a job requirement. We want our cybersecurity team to “think like the enemy” to discover and remediate vulnerabilities as rapidly as they possibly can. Aside from this cynicism, […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Is the cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse?

May 10, 2019

Via: CSO

I’ve been writing about the cybersecurity skills shortage for seven years and have become the “Chicken Little” of this topic. Now, we’ve all read about the number of cybersecurity job openings out there, but what is the impact of the […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

What should your company’s change password policy be?

May 9, 2019

Via: CSO

Microsoft’s April 24 decision to remove the “Maximum Password Age” (forced expiration) default from Microsoft Windows has sparked a lot of discussion. The default (and recommended) maximum password age had been 45 to 60 days, depending on the OS version. […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

May 9, 2019

Via: CSO

Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request from their bank, for instance, or […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Cisco releases a critical security patch for a virtualized automation tool

May 8, 2019

Via: Networkworld Software

Cisco has released a patch for a critical vulnerability in software used to control large virtual environments. The weakness gets a 10 out of 10 severity score and is found in Cisco’s Elastic Services Controller (ESC), which the company describes […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

What is opsec? A process for protecting critical information

May 8, 2019

Via: CSO

Operations security, or opsec, is a process by which organizations assess and protect public data about themselves that could, if properly analyzed and grouped with other data by a clever adversary, reveal a bigger picture that ought to stay hidden. […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Networking and Security: Put It All Together

May 8, 2019

Via: CSO

Did you ever get that feeling when you walk into a room and you can literally feel the tension between people? I do quite often as I visit customers and enter a room with security and network engineers. Sometimes they […]


Monitoring&Analysis, Security

The Problem with Too Many Security Options

May 7, 2019

Via: CSO

The challenge of securing our networks is accelerating, primarily in direct response to digital transformation efforts that are expanding the attack surface. Cybercriminals are all too eager to exploit new attack vectors and take advantage of new limitations in our […]