Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Red Hat tops list of hottest IT security certifications

Interest in IT security certifications is booming, as more U.S. companies tighten up the protection surrounding their critical network infrastructure and as a growing number of employees view security expertise as recession proof.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan16 Sept. 10 02:08

No IPv6 plan? You're behind schedule

If you haven't started deploying IPv6 -- or at least begun planning your IPv6 deployment -- you have fallen behind schedule compared to the majority of network operators worldwide, according to the latest survey about global readiness for IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 Sept. 10 03:44

Neustar, Infoblox team on cloud service

In another sign that DNS operations are migrating into the cloud, industry leader Neustar will announce on Tuesday a new managed service that allows companies to outsource all of their internal DNS and related network address management functions that run on Infoblox appliances.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan14 Sept. 10 14:55

Run on IPv4 addresses could exhaust supply by December

The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses could be depleted as early as December due to unprecedented levels of broadband and wireless adoption in the Asia Pacific region, experts say.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan18 June 10 01:52

New IPv6 testing tool ships

Mu Dynamics announced on Monday a test suite for IPv6 that custom generates tests based on the user's existing IPv4 network traffic rather than from pre-determined, standard test cases.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan27 April 10 07:04

Verizon follows Comcast lead on IPv6

Verizon appears to be playing catch-up to broadband rival Comcast with its announcement Tuesday of a residential trial of IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan07 April 10 00:46

Want a job? Get a computer science degree

Here's a tip for incoming and current college students: If you want to have a high-paying job on graduation day, study computer science.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan22 Feb. 10 16:32

Comcast launches first public U.S. trial of advanced DNS security

Comcast unveiled on Tuesday an aggressive plan to deploy new DNS security mechanisms that are designed to protect Web site operators and consumers from a specific type of hacking attack that involves hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan24 Feb. 10 04:46

Google adding IPv6 to YouTube

Google plans to upgrade its YouTube video streaming Web site to provide support for IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan21 Nov. 09 02:43

VeriSign bolsters security for .com, .net sites

More than 95 million Web sites – including 80 million using .com names and 15 million using .net names – will have access to new security mechanisms that prevent visitors from being unknowingly sent to phony sites engaged in phishing and pharming attacks.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan16 Nov. 09 17:23

Secure telework without a VPN

How to provide a secure telework environment without much overhead? That was the question facing Octagon Capital, a Toronto brokerage firm that ended up choosing an unusual hardware-and-cloud service from Route1.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan20 Oct. 09 00:27

Pentagon: Our cloud is better than Google's

The U.S. Defense Department is offering cloud computing services that military officials claim are safer and more reliable than commercial providers such as Google.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan06 Oct. 09 06:38

DNS remains vulnerable one year after Kaminsky bug

A year has passed since security researcher Dan Kaminsky disclosed a serious flaw in the DNS that makes it possible for hackers to launch cache poisoning attacks, where traffic is redirected from a legitimate Web site to a fake one without the Web site operator or end user knowing.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan27 July 09 08:59