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  • Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices

    As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of security, relegating it to personal use. But over the years, Google has upped the ante in terms of Android security, as have third-party vendors.

  • Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

    Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.

  • Cisco, Juniper products hit hard by Heartbleed bug

    The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in OpenSSL that would let attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications, is a vulnerability that can be found not just in servers using it but also in network gear from Cisco and Juniper Networks.

  • FAQ: What you need to know about the end of Windows XP support

    Microsoft issues its final security update today for Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that remains the second most used platform in the world despite the certainty that after April 8 it will rapidly become dangerously insecure.

  • Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

    When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday, a security sinkhole will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.

  • Dell unveils BYOD-focused mobility product plans

    Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports employee "bring your own device" use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee's personal apps.

  • What are Advanced Evasion Techniques? Don't expect CIOs to know, says McAfee

    What are Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs)? According to a McAfee survey, an awful lot of CIOs have absolutely no idea, confusing them with the more famous Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that have become an established term on many large organisations' worry list.

  • Patch management blunders facilitate cybercrime

    Failures in patch management of vulnerable systems have been a key enabler of cybercrime, according to the conclusions reached in Solutionary's annual Global Threat Intelligence Report out today, saying it sees botnet attacks as the biggest single threat.

  • Nottingham Trent University buys ForeScout to secure booming Wi-Fi network

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has completed the installation of Forescout?s network access control platform as part of a long-running plan to rationalise, upgrade and secure its once-sprawling Wi-Fi network.

  • Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller

    Dell this week rolled out products designed to help customers build and scale cloud environments.

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  • Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

    The Heartbleed Bug, basically a flaw in OpenSSL that would let savvy attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications that use OpenSSL, has sent companies scurrying to patch servers and change digital encryption certificates and users to change their passwords. .

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Is rapid detection the new prevention?

    There's a trend underway in the information security field to shift from a prevention mentality--in which organisations try to make the perimeter impenetrable and avoid breaches--to a focus on rapid detection, where they can quickly identify and mitigate threats.

  • What to look for in an SDN controller

    One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.

  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Our Internet privacy is at risk -- but not dead (yet)

    Legislation, stealth technologies, and emerging data privacy markets are proving that the battle for our Internet privacy has only just begun

  • True tales of (mostly) white-hat hacking

    Stings, penetration pwns, spy games -- it's all in a day's work along the thin gray line of IT security

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Why developers are turning to API services

    As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up





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