Network Security

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Protect yourself against DNS tunneling

A ubiquitous and often unprotected networking protocol, DNS makes a tempting target for hackers

What every CISO should know about machine learning

Machine learning allows security to adapt to the network being monitored, thereby improving threat detection and reducing false positives

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11 tips for spotting insider threats

Security experts offer advice aimed at helping companies find an insider attack sooner rather than later

Endpoint modeling: A new look at IT security

Today's realities such as end-to-end encryption, device proliferation, and increasing attacker sophistication call for a new approach to securing our networks

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How computer security changed in 2015

We made progress, suffered setbacks, added complexity, and did little to deter the onslaught of cyber crime

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Juniper warns of spying code in firewalls

Juniper, a major manufacturer of networking equipment, said on Thursday it found spying code planted in certain models of its firewalls, an alarming discovery that echoes of state-sponsored tampering.

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Google researchers find remote execution bug in FireEye security appliances

FireEye has patched the problem, which could give attackers full network access

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Maximum security: Essential tools for everyday encryption

Thanks to technical advances and increased adoption, securing your data and communications is a lot easier than you might think

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Attention, 'red team' hackers: Stay on target

You hire elite hackers to break your defenses and expose vulnerabilities -- not to be distracted by the pursuit of obscure flaws

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Warning: Internet security turbulence ahead

As Internet growth approaches hyperspeed, security will get worse before it gets better

5 tips for using public Wi-Fi securely

Wi-Fi hotspots are wonderfully convenient, even for hackers; follow these tips to stay safe

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Nmap 7 brings faster scanning and improved IPv6 support

There are a lot of network management and monitoring goodies inside the latest version of Nmap

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Cisco goes deep into network security with Lancope acquisition

Cisco forks over $452.5 million for security company Lancope to gain greater insight into events on the network

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A little hardware goes a long, long way

Tiny, high-powered, and reliable, today’s embedded systems should have you rethinking how much hardware you’re throwing at the job

Strengthen your network security with Passive DNS

Collecting and analyzing Passive DNS data can help identify malicious sites and combat phishing and malware; here’s how to get started

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5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor?

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Know your threats before you deploy defenses

Collecting information about how your organization was compromised in the past may not be fun, but without that step, you'll never do security right

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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

An old virus affecting routers running Linux appears to be protecting them from other malware infections, Symantec researchers say

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