Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Tighter security available to .com sites, only with upgrades

VeriSign has added an extra layer of security to the Internet's .com domain, but e-retailers, banks and other Web site operators will need to upgrade their DNS hardware, software or services to take advantage of .com's new cryptographic features.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan01 April 11 08:31

Five signs that your techies are being poached

With IT hiring on the rise, CIOs need to worry about an issue that hasn't cropped up in years: how to prevent their most talented employees from being poached by rivals.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan14 March 11 21:44

How IT pros cheat on certification exams

Incidents of cheating on IT certifications are on the rise, a trend that experts say is an outward sign of the desperation felt by out-of-work and under-employed IT professionals.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan18 Feb. 11 01:37

Software association paid $57K in 2010 to piracy whistleblowers

In 2010, the Software and Information Industry Association received 157 reports of alleged corporate end user software piracy.  Of the 157 reports, 42 (or 27 per cent) were judged sufficiently reliable to pursue. Of these 16 qualified for rewards totaling $57,500.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan12 Feb. 11 10:26

Suddenly everybody's selling IPv6

For IT professionals and network industry vendors alike, the events of last week represent a game changer regarding IPv6, which was developed in 1998 but has scarcely been deployed. 

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 Feb. 11 04:47

Juniper changes course, accelerates IPv6 support

Juniper Networks is accelerating its plan to support IPv6 on its public-facing website and Web services, following criticism that the router maker was lagging rivals including Cisco Systems and Brocade Networks in this critical area.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 Feb. 11 06:45

No more IPv4 addresses

The Internet has run out of IPv4 address space.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 Feb. 11 02:35

Half of federal Web sites fail DNS security test

Half of U.S. government Web sites are vulnerable to commonplace DNS attacks because they haven't deployed a new authentication mechanism that was mandated in 2008, a new study shows.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 Jan. 11 04:41

Facebook, Google, Yahoo commit to 'World IPv6 Day' trial

Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan13 Jan. 11 02:15

Is free DNS a good deal for business?

It's been almost a year since Google announced its free DNS service known as Google Public DNS, promising a speedier, safer way to surf the Web and sparking concern that Google would become the dominant DNS provider for ISPs and other large network operators.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan18 Nov. 10 02:38

Juniper defends poky pace on IPv6-enabling its Web site

It's surprising that Juniper will admit to being two years behind arch-rival Cisco at anything, let alone a development related to IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan17 Nov. 10 05:18

New domain names near milestone

Internet policymakers appear to be in the home stretch on a controversial plan to add hundreds of new domain name extensions -- such as .nyc, .africa and .sport -- that could forever alter the e-commerce landscape.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan03 Nov. 10 06:55

BlueCat beefs up IPv6 support

BlueCat Networks has enhanced its IP address management software to aid network operators in the transition to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 Oct. 10 07:02