Bound To Succced

IT security is a fast moving and exciting field to be in. Fascinating industry news greets me almost every morning. Recently I read that the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei is leading a project to build the world’s longest quantum communication network stretching 2,000km between Beijing and Shanghai by 2016. The builders hope to give completely secure communication to users though quantum...

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Your employees are undoubtedly bringing their own devices to work, whether or not you have a BYOD policy in place. If you don’t, you need to settle on one now. A BYOD strategy is the best way to address the considerable risks that come with employees using mobile devices for work. One thing that users like about their mobile devices is that they are small but...

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If you want to tell someone to be more realistic you might say: “Get your head out of the clouds.” But in fact, you have to do the exact opposite if you’re an IT security professional charged with managing security in today’s increasingly cloud-based world. What you need to do is get your head in the cloud in order to understand a new wave of threats...

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Network security breach making headline news comes from Bangladesh’s Central Bank, where hackers failed in their ‘e-heist’ to transfer $951 million of funds, yet still managed to make off with a cool $81 million, which they moved to the Philippines and then funnelled towards Casinos there. A security investigation blamed the breach on lack of basic security infrastructure – no firewalls, and outdated second hand switches....

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Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) promises to significantly change the way telecom networks are built and operated. However, there remain several challenges to widespread adoption. NFV has been a hot subject for a few years now, as a technology that promises to transform telecom networks by migrating network functions from dedicated hardware to software running on virtual machines. The proponents of the technology say NFV will reduce...

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