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Gartner: Digital business projects in a quagmire? Hack your culture!

If you are a CIO or business leader and you are having trouble moving forward on a new or existing digital business project you should hack your current IT culture to get things moving.
That was but one of the key messages from Gartner analysts as they kicked off Symposium/IT Expo the consulting firm’s annual strategyfest that this year gathers over 9,000 CIOs and IT professionals for a look at the possible future of manifold technologies and trends.

Written by Michael Cooney16 Oct. 18 21:00

ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

The KSK rollover involved generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers, according to ICANN. Such resolvers run software that converts typical addresses like networkworld.com into IP network addresses.

Written by Michael Cooney13 Oct. 18 02:20

Cisco closes US$2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

According to Cisco, Duo’s zero trust security model authorizes secure connections to all applications based on the trustworthiness of users and devices. Duo’s cloud-delivered technology lets IT professionals set and enforce risk-based, adaptive access policies and get enhanced visibility into users’ devices and activities.

Written by Michael Cooney02 Oct. 18 02:27

Cisco unearths 13 “High Impact” IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures and all have a High Impact security rating and should be evaluated by users as soon as possible.

Written by Michael Cooney28 Sept. 18 04:34

Cisco CEO: Webex service outage unacceptable

According to the company’s website a major outage began at 0122 GMT on September 25 and shut down all Webex services from – Calling, Meetings, Control Hub, Hybrid Services and Team.
At the time the company stated that “Webex Teams services are currently impacted by an ongoing service outage. Engineering resources are online and working to restore services. We apologize for the impact and all hands are on deck to restore Teams, Meetings, Calling, Care and Context services.”

Written by Michael Cooney27 Sept. 18 01:19

ICANN sets plan to reinforce Internet DNS security

the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).

Written by Michael Cooney20 Sept. 18 04:22

DHCP defined and how it works

Dynamic host configuration protocol simplifies and improves the accuracy of IP addressing but can raise security concerns

Written by Michael Cooney22 Aug. 18 03:52

Cisco pays cool US$2.3 billion for security company Duo

Cisco said that Integration of its network, device and cloud security platforms with Duo Security’s zero-trust authentication and access products will let customers to quickly secure users to any application on any networked device.

Written by Michael Cooney02 Aug. 18 23:34

Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

Written by Michael Cooney31 July 18 20:00

Extreme facing challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme is still grappling with how to best integrate, use and effectively sell the technologies it has acquired from Avaya and Brocade in the past year as well as incorporate and develop its own products to do battle in the cloud, mobile and edge computing environments of the future. Remember too that Extreme bought wireless player Zebra Technologies in 2016 for $55 million.

Written by Michael Cooney16 July 18 20:00
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