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DNS Filter versus Firewall in a guest Wi-Fi environment

Feb 15, 2018, 09:12 AM Ben Gane

In a recent Spiceworks community poll, 48% of IT professionals listed their perimeter firewall/UTM appliance as their chosen web filter solution for their respective guest Wi-Fi environments. Another 11% depended on their wireless management controller or software for filtering.This leaves only 41%...


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Winter Olympics ceremony allegedly hacked by Russia; no comment from IOC

Feb 15, 2018, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

Hackers attacked the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, organizers confirmed. The attacks were allegedly carried out by Russia following a doping ban, but the organizers made no comments, writes the Guardian. Soon after the event started on Friday...


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How to manage self-service provisioning with virtual network functions in your SD-Wan service

Feb 15, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Is self-service ubiquitous? Tell that to the state government of New Jersey, where pumping your gas is still against the law. But elsewhere, yes, self-service is one of the cornerstones of digital transformation. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), one of the...


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Protect your Privacy with Bitdefender VPN

Feb 14, 2018, 10:55 AM Ben Gane

A Virtual Private Network – also known as a VPN – is a group of computers linked together over the internet. This basically allows someone who’s connected to the internet, from anywhere in the world, to access a network that’s otherwise restricted and not accessible to everyone with a simple internet...


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February Patch Tuesday 2018

Feb 14, 2018, 10:03 AM Ben Gane

Microsoft has released a pretty typical lineup this month. All the Operating System updates, Internet Explorer, Flash for IE, Edge, Office, and SharePoint are accounted for in February. There are a total of 50 unique vulnerabilities being resolved by Microsoft this month with one public disclosure...


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Set your GDPR countdown clock this valentine's day

Feb 14, 2018, 08:37 AM Ben Gane

Valentine’s Day marks 100 days until the EU GDPR comes into enforcement – news that is likely to set some people’s hearts racing…and not in a good way! But May 25, 2018, is a date we all need to keep close to our hearts...


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The User: Always Your Weakest Link

Feb 13, 2018, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is one of the most respected annual reports in the security industry.Every year, the Verizon Research, Investigations, Solutions and Knowledge (RISK) team, one of the largest IT investigative entities in the world, shares deep insights into the...


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How Hackers Are Leveraging Machine Learning

Feb 13, 2018, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

For business executives and internal information security specialists, it seems that every day brings a new potential risk to the company – and in the current threat environment, it isn't hard to understand this viewpoint. Sophisticated cybercriminals are continually on the lookout...


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Emotet Banking Trojan - How a Single Mouse Click Cost a North Carolina School District $314,000

Feb 12, 2018, 09:00 AM Ben Gane

Sometimes it can seem that life is not fair. The Rockingham School District in North Carolina had been utilizing a very reputable and highly popular computer antivirus software for years to protect their enterprise. School leadership thought that this would protect their district from malware attacks...


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Star Wars, Network Security and the Force of SD-WAN

Feb 12, 2018, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

Like me, you’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi a few times already. And, like me, you probably enjoyed it more than you expected. (For me it may have been partially due to the full-reclining seats, buttered popcorn, and 3-D glasses, but I digress). The Last Jedi got me thinking about...


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