Ransomware attacks are now targeting industrial control systems

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Cyber criminals are launching ransomware attacks that are specifically targeting industrial control systems (ICS) in what researchers say is the first instance of file-encrypting malware being built to directly infect computer networks that control operations in manufacturing and utilities environments.

Barefoot Networks: Transforming the Networking Industry with P4 and PISA

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Barefoot exists to hand the keys of the network to the owner of the network. It provides a ubiquitous programmable network platform. Imagine a cambrian explosion in networking capabilities. From their website: We are a team of visionaries, experienced technologists and engineers who have created a blueprint for designing and operating the world’s fastest and most programmable networks. Research Team.

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Cloud, AI and security driving network monitoring industry

Computer Weekly

We explore the latest developments and trends in enterprise network monitoring and management

Security platforms to disrupt industry, predicts Palo Alto Networks

Computer Weekly

Collaborative security platforms will enable developers to focus on innovation and force the security industry to change business models, predicts Palo Alto Networks

Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises

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With this post we are initiating coverage of Bayshore Networks in our IoT Companies category. The company’s policy-based Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Gateway, an alternative to next-generation firewalls in some settings, inspects and filters industrial data for customers in fields such as manufacturing, connected cars and smart cities. For more see: Bayshore Networks. IoT Companies Industrial Internet SCADAResearch Team.

Cisco software fortifies industrial IoT security

Network World

Cisco is looking to better protect myriad edge-attached IoT devices with new security software that promises to protect industrial assets in one of the most disparate of network environments. More about edge networking To read this article in full, please click here

How blockchain is becomming the 5G of the payment industry

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As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting a sea change for the financial services industry. “I think you’re starting to see a growing consensus,” said Matt Savare, a partner who works in the technology group of New Jersey-based law […]. CTO News

Brexit and technology: How network effects will damage UK IT industry

Computer Weekly

Although largely ignored in the Brexit debate, network effects will damage the UK's high-tech industry if Britain leaves Europe

Sandvik picks Nokia 5G networking gear to automate underground mining

Venture Beast

A leading developer of mining tools will use Nokia's 5G hardware to create surface-to-tunnel wireless networks for automation and communications. Business Enterprise Mobile 5G 5G networks automation category-/Business & Industrial fourth industrial revolution industrial Industry 4.0 mining networking Nokia Sandvik

To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

Network World

The internet of things (IoT) has been top of mind for network and security professionals for the better part of the past five years. This has been particularly true for the area of industrial IoT (IIoT). Connected industrial devices are nothing new, but most IT people aren’t familiar with them because they have been managed by operational technology (OT) teams.

Energy Is Embracing Zero Trust, All Industries Should Too

Forrester IT

Zero Trust is a conceptual and architectural model for how security teams should redesign networks into secure microperimeters, increase data security through obfuscation techniques, limit the risks associated with excessive user privileges, and dramatically improve security detection and response through analytics and automation.

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Palo Alto Networks in the Government Sector

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Palo Alto Networks has just announced a new public sector advisory council and the addition of Ryan Gillis to the Palo Alto Networks team as Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy. Additionally, Palo Alto Networks CEO has been appointed to the President''s NSTAC. Here is their announcement: PALO ALTO NETWORKS CONTINUES PUBLIC SECTOR MOMENTUM. Palo Alto Networks Santa Clara, CA , Feb 12, 2015 at 11:30:00 AM. About Palo Alto Networks.

Napatech: Accelerating Network Management and Security Applications

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Napatech is the world leader in accelerating network management and security applications. Napatech customers cover a broad range of industries and applications including some of the largest and most innovative technology companies. Communications Companies Company Hot Technologies Security Companies Copenhagen Napatech Network management PR Newswire Time to market

Cutting the cable: why industry is turning to wireless

Computer Weekly

Wireless networking technology is heading out of the office and the living room, and on to the factory floor. We explore the trend

Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today. Educate yourself about exciting developments in hyperconverged infrastructure, security, networking, and containers. Take a fresh look at your regional and industry-specific cloud providers -- specialization is afoot. I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning!

IDG Contributor Network: Recent VPN hacks reveal transparency issues within the industry and its supply chain

Network World

Even though these threats — and the rash of data breaches — continue to grab headlines, consumers still are connecting to public wifi despite the threats and are joining other unsafe networks while traveling. More cautious or tech-savvy individuals know to turn to virtual private networks (VPNs) as a way to safely connect online, and as VPNs become more mainstream, some project the VPN market can grow to more than $35 billion by 2022.

Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today. Educate yourself about exciting developments in hyperconverged infrastructure, security, networking, and containers. Take a fresh look at your regional and industry-specific cloud providers -- specialization is afoot. I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning!

Cisco issues fixes for numerous iOS XE, industrial router vulnerabilities

Network World

Cisco has unleashed an extensive new round of security warnings – three of them “critical” – mostly for users of its iOS XE software and industrial router family. Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum. In total, Cisco issued 23 Security Advisories that describe 25 exposures in its IOS and IOS XE systems. Beyond the three critical advisories, 20 have a “High” impact rating. Cisco said that one vulnerability affects Cisco IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR, and NX-OS Software.

10 Ways Data Center Industry Will Change in 2015

Data Center Knowledge

Web-scale, containers, stream analytics, non-x86 silicon, and other big trends that will drive the industry Read More. Big Data Cloud Computing Connectivity Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured Networking

NS1 raises $40 million to automate enterprise networking tasks

Venture Beast

NS1, a company developing a networking automation platform for enterprises, has raised $40 million to bolster growth amid the pandemic. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur automation category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics company funding daily Internet networking NS1Read More.

Tech sector advisory network expands to Spain

Computer Weekly

The 5,000-strong Global Tech Advocates network of IT industry experts that supports technology companies is expanding its service to Spain

Government reaffirms broadband funding in Industrial Strategy plan

Computer Weekly

The government reaffirms previous commitments to further funding of rural broadband roll-out and 5G mobile networking in its post-Brexit industrial strategy plan

Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network Incidents

CTOvision

Human error was behind over half (52%) of all cybersecurity incidents detected by Kaspersky in industrial environments last year. The Russian AV vendor’s State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2019 report is compiled from interviews with 282 firms running operational and industrial control system technology (OT/ICS).

How To Create A Secure, Low-Cost IoT Network In 2020

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Read Don Boxley explain how small and medium businesses can create a low-cost Internet of Things network on Forbes : The internet of things (IoT) has steadily been moving to center stage for the general population, as IoT devices mushroom throughout industries and increase their user applications.

5 Industries To Be Dramatically Impacted By 5G Technology

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 Industries To Be Dramatically Impacted By 5G Technology - Information Technology Blog. Development history of the mobile network is interesting and challenging, as just 30 years ago 1G network gave us an opportunity to make calls and now we are aware of a new generation of the network: 5G. We found 5 industries that are going to be dramatically impacted by 5G technology. 5G is the fifth generation of the mobile network.

TuSimple plans autonomous truck network backed by UPS

Venture Beast

TuSimple announced the launch of a nationwide -- and eventually global -- autonomous freight network that might someday transport goods in 48 U.S. AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Mobile Transportation ai artificial intelligence autonomous driving autonomous trucks category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Freight & Trucking delivery Freight ground transportation logistics machine learning self-driving trucks TuSimple

Palo Alto Networks Federal Forum 20 May 2015

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Learn more about how to better protect your assets from cyber attack at the Palo Alto Networks Federal Forum on 20 May 2015, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Newseum in Washington, DC. This all-day event brings representatives from industry, government, and technology together to discuss issues relevant to cyber security. Join Palo Alto Networks and your cyber security, data center and endpoint peers for the 2015 Federal Forum at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 20!

Ericsson introduces first 5G network platform

Computer Weekly

As the industry gears up for Mobile World Congress, Ericsson has announced a new platform designed to help networks evolve towards 5G mobile networking

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Analysis: Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda is a massive disruption for the video game industry

GeekWire

While video game development cycles are long enough that we still haven’t seen the entirety of the knock-on effects from Microsoft’s last few major acquisitions, we can make a few informed guesses now about what this means for the industry and the medium.

Security Innovation Network Innovation Summit 17 July 2014 in NYC

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We have written before about the Security Innovation Network ( SINET ). Innovation Summit connects America’s three most powerful epicenters and evangelizes the importance of industry, government and academic collaboration on joint research initiatives. Cybersecurity professionals from Federal Government, system integrators, private industry, entrepreneurs and innovators, venture capitalists, law firms, investment bankers, academia, science and policy makers. By Bob Gourley.

Government launches £25m trial fund to develop UK 5G industry

Computer Weekly

DCMS is drawing down £25m from the £740m National Productivity Investment Fund to fund a number of testbeds and trials of 5G mobile network technology in the UK

Driving IoT Transformation with Smart Network Considerations

Data Center Knowledge

Consistent connectivity now becomes critical to how effectively these devices will perform, and this connectivity relies on having the right network infrastructure in place. Industry PerspectivesRead More.

Why Magento Is Preferred By Ecommerce Industries?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Magento Is Preferred By Ecommerce Industries? Being a requisite for all business categories, ecommerce industry has emerged as a boom across the globe. Experience the ultimate eCommerce solution with a powerful blend of highly scalable design and a wide-ranging support network. The post Why Magento Is Preferred By Ecommerce Industries? Information Technology Blog.

IDG Contributor Network: Industrial monolith sold hackable thermostats, says expert

Network World

Commonly installed Trane thermostats were vulnerable to hacking for a while, says a security firm. The Internet of Things-connected gadgets had been liable to provide burglar-friendly, private information because their authentication system was weak and they use hardcoded credentials, Trustwave claims in its SpiderLabs blog. Trane is an Ingersoll Rand brand that specializes in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).

Astute Networks Announces Adaptive Networked Flash Solution For Both NFS And iSCSI Physical And Virtual Environments

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February 25, 2014 – Astute Networks ™ ,Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash ™ appliances, today announced the release of ViSX OS v5, the latest software release for the ViSX family of Performance Storage Appliances. The ViSX continues to offer all solid state flash performance at the industry’s lowest cost-per-GB and the highest IOPS per dollar, with prices comparable to hard disk drive systems. About Astute Networks. Architecture Astute Networks

Industry Vendors Form CLR4 100G Alliance for 100G Optics Specification

Data Center Knowledge

Intel, Arista Networks and many other key industry vendors announced the creation of the 100G CLR4 Alliance, whose goal is establishing a new, open, multi-vendor 100G optics specification. Intel Networking 100G arista networks silicon photonics The alliance brings together end customers, system companies and optical companies, and focuses on the market.

Mobile app flaws are a risk to industrial IT systems, says report

Computer Weekly

Cyber security vulnerabilities in mobile applications could be exploited to compromise industrial network infrastructure, a report warns

Shopify unveils Balance debit card, opens AI-powered fulfillment network to merchants

Venture Beast

Shopify Reunite news: Shopify Balance debit card, Shop Pay Installments, Local Delivery product, and fulfillment network accepting merchant applications. AI Big Data Business Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial category-/Finance/Banking ecommerce Fulfillment Fulfillment center Shopify Shopify Unite

Lessons Learned: IT Infrastructure and Network Security

Data Center Knowledge

Major data breaches make it clear that data security is a serious problem, writes Patrick Quirk of Emerson Network Power. But despite the rash of breaches, there remains an industry-wide naïveté when it comes to these types of security concerns. Industry Perspectives Read More.

IDG Contributor Network: Barracuda protects industrial IoT with network-based firewall

Network World

Many industrial IoT systems have open doors that create unintended vulnerabilities. Many industrial systems use TCP Port 502, which allows two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. What information could be exposed by open communications protocols? How do hackers identify vulnerable systems? What security resources are available? How do IoT firewalls protect against such threats? TCP Port 502 vulnerabilities.

The SINET 16: These could be the hottest new tech firms in the cybersecurity industry

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The Security Innovation Network (SINET) is an organization on a particularly virtuous mission. Bob Gourley. It seeks to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. Supported by the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, SINET conducts events focused on this critically important mission. The key DC based event is the SINET Showcase.

Cybersecurity: A vertical industry application?

Network World

Cybersecurity has always been a horizontal technology practice that’s roughly the same across all industry sectors. Yes, some industries have different regulations, use cases or business processes that demand specific security controls, but overall every company needs things like firewalls, IDS/IPS, threat management gateways and antivirus software regardless. In fact, the best CISOs understand industry business processes, regulations and risk above and beyond technology.

Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

Network World

Even though Brother International is a supplier of many IT products, from machine tools to head-mounted displays to industrial sewing machines , it’s best known for printers. And in today’s world, those printers are no longer stand-alone devices, but components of the internet of things. That’s why I was interested in this list from Robert Burnett, Brother’s director, B2B product & solution – basically, the company’s point man for large customer implementations.

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