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  • Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver

    Beware bold promises from a multibillion-dollar industry that can't prevent your IT systems from being routinely hacked

  • 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.

  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • Virtualisation - Don't let security lag behind technology maturity

    Virtualisation is mainstream, with virtualised servers, storage, networking and software featuring in most enterprise IT departments. Applications and workloads are assigned to virtual machines (VMs) and moved from machine to machine as a matter of course, and as a result, deploying physical servers is now the exception rather than the rule.

  • Security in the cloud - Encryption for the enterprise

    Many experts are touting encryption technology as the solution ? offering robust protection against the rising cybercrime threat, giving only authenticated users access to enterprise data, and securing data to satisfy compliance requirements.

  • Why the power grid is becoming more dangerous as it gets smarter

    As the power grid becomes more intelligent, it also becomes more dangerous.

  • Lessons for companies from the Google China attack

    The cyberattacks against Google and more than 30 other technology companies by adversaries operating out of China highlights what some call the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) confronting a growing number of commercial entities.

  • Is Cisco trying to choke Google?

    Cisco has filed a patent application on a method that seeds search engine crawlers using intercepted network traffic. The patent could see Cisco become a toll collector for search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

  • NAC at the crossroads

    It's over-hyped and confusing, say some; it's growing organically, say others.

  • Coping with a DoS Attack

    DoS and DDoS attacks are entry-level havoc. Here's how they work and how they can be stopped.

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In the past, hackers attempted to access computers in an organization?s network by breaking through the network?s perimeter defenses. Over the past several years organizations have become more security-savvy, building up these perimeter defenses with stronger firewalls, gateways, intrusion detection systems, and other security protections that keep frontal attacks at bay.
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