Cisco dedicates security project to 'pissing off the bad guys'

Following its disruption of a major distributor of Angler ransomware, Cisco is offering up free security consulting called Project Aspis for hosting providers that’s aimed at wiping out persistent attacks that abuse providers’ services and represent a threat to the rest of the Internet.

Written by Tim Greene14 Oct. 15 00:09

Beware of Oracle's licensing 'traps,' law firm warns

Oracle's aggressive licensing practices have gained it considerable notoriety over the years, and on Tuesday, a Texas law firm specializing in technology issued a warning urging enterprises to beware.

Written by Katherine Noyes13 Oct. 15 23:33

UL creating standard for wearable privacy and security

One concern: Whether the personal data acquired by a smartwatch or other wearable that’s associated with a Social Security number or name is secure over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Written by Matt Hamblen13 Oct. 15 22:36

SANS: 20 critical security controls you need to add

Prioritizing security measures is the first step toward accomplishing them, and the SANS Institute has created a list of the top 20 critical security controls businesses should implement.

Written by Tim Greene13 Oct. 15 21:34

Tibco jump-starts integration in the cloud with two new tools

Aiming to help organizations make the most of the cloud as they create and deploy enterprise apps, Tibco on Tuesday announced two new integration platforms: one for enterprises, and one aimed at mid-market firms.

Written by Katherine Noyes13 Oct. 15 21:27

SAP unveils SaaS analytics platform

SAP Cloud for Analytics aims to redefine analytics by combining business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics into a SaaS offering built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 Oct. 15 17:01

​Adobe inks Dropbox deal, adds Document Cloud features

Adobe Document Cloud and Acrobat Reader users can now access and take common actions on 18 billion PDF files located in Dropbox directly within the Adobe apps, following a new agreement between the companies.

Written by Byron Connolly13 Oct. 15 15:00

VMware brings Michigan to Europe to boost virtual networking

VMware added new management features to its public cloud platform for resellers, and its NFV platform for carriers, at VMworld in Barcelona -- and unveiled a new networking techology preview, Project Michigan

Written by Peter Sayer13 Oct. 15 14:21

Data retention laws come into effect but most ISPs not ready

The Data Retention Act has come into effect today, but 84 per cent of ISPs are not prepared to start encrypting and storing their customers' metadata, according to a new survey from Communications Alliance.

Written by Rebecca Merrett13 Oct. 15 10:44

What the Dell, EMC merger really means

Analysts see this as bad news for IBM, HP and other vendors, but the deal won't necessarily redefine the tech business in the way some other mergers have.

Written by By Patrick Thibodeau and Lucas Mearian13 Oct. 15 08:30

Adobe teams with Dropbox as part of Document Cloud upgrades

Adobe announced a slew of upgrades to its Document Cloud document management platform on Tuesday, including a new partnership with Dropbox to better integrate Acrobat and the cloud storage provider.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 Oct. 15 08:01

Dell agrees to acquire EMC for US$67 billion

Dell has agreed to acquire EMC in a cash-and-shares deal valuing the company at US$67 billion, the companies announced Monday.

Written by Stephen Lawson13 Oct. 15 08:00

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