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Cisco plans to embed security everywhere

Cisco is adding more sensors to network devices, more control points, and pervasive threat protection to secure Internet of Everything


How identity-defined security hardens the soft center

Today’s identity platforms are taking security beyond passwords and perimeter protection to continuous, intelligent authorization based on context

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Time to address your 100,000 vulnerabilities

You know your security has weak spots, but it's hard to know where to begin -- this might get you on track

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Find the right balance between security and usability

Make sure your security reduces the burden on users to the minimum required to get the security you truly need

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say

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3 ways security risk assessment goes wrong

Even pro computer security defenders have trouble separating real threats from unlikely ones. Here are three crucial -- and common -- mistakes to avoid

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Schneier on ‘really bad’ IoT security: ‘It’s going to come crashing down’

Security expert Bruce Schneier says the problem of insecure devices attached to networks is going to get a lot worse before it gets better

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use

Security startup records a year's worth of network data

Lightweight sensors from ProtectWise record network data so security professionals can go back and analyze it

Yahoo puts email encryption plug-in source code up for review

A plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption of email messages should be ready by year end

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6 reasons why improving security is so hard

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?

OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

NLPRank performs language and network analysis on new domains to identify suspicious ones

7 warning signs of could-be rogue employees

7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

Trust and IT go hand in hand. Here are the red flags to watch for before you get burned

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Lenovo Superfish: Corporate greed meets cluelessness

Lenovo undermined its customers' Internet security either accidentally or on purpose; which is worse?

Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android

Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player

The exploit was included in the Angler exploit kit, a security researcher reported

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

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You should be running a pfSense firewall

Fast and feature-rich pfSense may be the best firewall bar none -- and it's free and open source

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