Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • Cisco closes US$2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

    According to Cisco, Duo’s zero trust security model authorizes secure connections to all applications based on the trustworthiness of users and devices. Duo’s cloud-delivered technology lets IT professionals set and enforce risk-based, adaptive access policies and get enhanced visibility into users’ devices and activities.

    02 Oct. 18 02:27 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco unearths 13 “High Impact” IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

    Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures and all have a High Impact security rating and should be evaluated by users as soon as possible.

    28 Sept. 18 04:34 Written by Michael Cooney
  • UK Snooper's Charter dealt fresh blow by European Court of Human Rights

    The European Court of Human Rights deemed the UK's state surveillance regime as unlawful in a landmark ruling, adding fuel to the fire in a fresh challenge to the government's latest snooping powers, enshrined in the Investigatory Powers Act of 2016.

    17 Sept. 18 10:28 Written by Scott Carey
  • Do you still need a firewall?

    Traditional firewall software no longer provides meaningful security, but the latest generation now offers both client-side and network protection.

    05 Sept. 18 20:00 Written by Roger A. Grimes
  • The security secrets of 'shift left' success

    The shift left movement is about bringing security into the software development cycle earlier through DevSecOps and other changes, yielding more secure software more quickly and at lower costs.

    28 Aug. 18 19:55 Written by Mary K. Pratt
  • Don't abandon that domain name

    Penny-wise, pound-foolish: Letting old domain names expire might save a few bucks a year, but lets attackers register your old domain and pretend to be you.

    27 Aug. 18 21:36 Written by J.M. Porup
  • Turn your human firewall from the weakest link to your biggest asset

    Despite numerous attempts to dethrone email over the past few years, it continues to be the defacto for business communications. It’s fast, convenient, simple to use, cost effective and auditable. Email certainly isn’t going anywhere in a hurry.

    27 Aug. 18 12:47 Written by Mark Lukie, Barracuda Networks
  • Cisco pays cool US$2.3 billion for security company Duo

    Cisco said that Integration of its network, device and cloud security platforms with Duo Security’s zero-trust authentication and access products will let customers to quickly secure users to any application on any networked device.

    02 Aug. 18 23:34 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Why autonomous vehicles are risky business

    Autonomous vehicles used to be fictional concepts in movies. These days, thanks to the likes of Tesla and Google, there are several autonomous vehicle pilot schemes already underway.

    30 July 18 15:02 Written by Tim Dillon, NCC Group
  • A year after WannaCry: How the NHS is securing its systems

    NHS Digital's cyber security wing CSOC has announced a partnership with IBM as part of a £30 million deal to bolster threat intelligence, a year after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak hobbled some systems within the NHS.

    09 July 18 08:55 Written by Tamlin Magee