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Why SD-WAN can create an SP network tailor-made

Jan 19, 2018, 10:15 AM Ben Gane

While service providers have been the traditional providers of connectivity services to enterprises, they have been somewhat limited to the commodity market of providing connections. The move to virtualization and ultimately telco cloud, which is enabled by network functions virtualization (NFV)...

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New year, new look - Dridex via compromised FTP

Jan 19, 2018, 10:09 AM Ben Gane

Forcepoint Security Labs have recently observed a peculiar email campaign distributing a variant of the Dridex banking trojan. The campaign used compromised FTP sites instead of the more usual HTTP link as download locations for malicious documents, exposing the credentials of the...

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So my Facebook has been hacked…what does that mean and what should I do?

Jan 17, 2018, 11:16 AM Ben Gane

​“If you’ve received a random message from me don’t click the link, my account has been hacked, lol” Chances are we have all received a message like this, or certainly should have, from friends or family who have had their Facebook accounts compromised and subsequently sent some or all...

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Top 6 Key Advantages of Web Filtering in the Cloud

Jan 12, 2018, 09:44 AM Ben Gane

In 2001, author Jeremy Rifkin released the book, The Age of Access, which introduced the idea that we are entering a new era in human civilization and business in which ownership of assets is no longer a winning strategy. He argued that as long as you have access to an asset, who owns it is irrelevant...

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The digital transformation train has left the station

Jan 12, 2018, 09:42 AM Ben Gane

If your organization isn’t already knee deep into digital transformation (DX) by now, then you’re the exception and not the rule. A recent study commissioned by NETSCOUT revealed that nearly eight in ten (79%) IT and business decision makers who were surveyed in the U.S....

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Securing the Three Families of IoT

Jan 12, 2018, 08:44 AM Ben Gane

Securing the Internet of Things is difficult. One reason is the Internet of things consists of three different groups of technology. Each group has radically different architectural constraints. Securing each group requires a distinct approach...

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What is the future for the Systems Administrator?

Jan 11, 2018, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

System Administrators are a key element of a sound infrastructure in any IT environment, especially when it comes to network security. Whether working to prevent threats, implementing policies or engaging with technology vendors, it is the system administrator that helps to protect the integrity...

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PayPal Text Phishing Scam

Jan 11, 2018, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Phishing can come through email or your phone via voice or SMS. Currently doing the rounds is a very believable Paypal text phishing scam. The text message comes from a shortcode number *729724* and states...

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2018: The Year of Smarter, More Helpful, More Secure Service Management

Jan 11, 2018, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

“Hi, I’m your IT service management solution, and I’m here to help you.”No, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke. Nor is it just wishful (or wistful) thinking. It’s an example of what IT service management (ITSM) may increasingly come to look and sound like throughout the coming year and beyond...

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January Patch Tuesday 2018

Jan 10, 2018, 09:36 AM Ben Gane

A long time ago (last Thursday), in a development team far far away (Redmond), a band of developers acted early in a surprise attack to thwart the forces of evil by releasing a series of Operating System updates for the Windows platform. These OS updates helped mitigate the dreaded Meltdown...

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