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  • Cisco fashions tactical ransomware defense

    Cisco has taken a look at its security capabilities and those of its partners and come up with a playbook to address ransomware.

    13 Oct. 16 08:59 Written by Tim Greene
  • Level 3 acknowledges network outage

    Social networks exploded Tuesday morning with customer inquiries and complaints because of a Level 3 Communications network outage across the United States.

    05 Oct. 16 03:07 Written by Bob Brown
  • The craziest stories of the tech sector

    Network World started its Wider Net stories in 2003 in an effort to lighten up our news pages, acknowledging that there is a lot more to the world of enterprise networking and IT other than speeds and feeds of switches and routers and WAN links.

    04 Oct. 16 03:25 Written by Network World staff
  • Cisco/Apple bolster WiFi, business apps and voice collaboration with iOS 10 release

    The Cisco and Apple partnership has yielded a ton of new business features that include improved Wi-Fi connectivity, business app prioritization capabilities and the tighter integration of voice for collaboration – all via the today’s release of iOS 10 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

    13 Sept. 16 22:29 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco exec churn: Enterprise chief Soderbery out

    The Cisco executive wheels keep churning. Today the person in charge of Cisco’s enterprise engineering organizations Robert Soderbery said he has left the company via a post on LinkedIn.

    09 Sept. 16 08:39 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Lights out! Why IT shops are disabling wireless AP LEDs

    Having seen all sorts of makeshift fixes – from post-it notes to bandages to condom wrappers – used to block Wi-Fi access point LEDs from beaming and sometimes blinking, some IT shops have begun turning off the lights altogether even though it can make their jobs a little tougher.

    08 Sept. 16 22:31 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco will jettison 5,500 jobs

    During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

    18 Aug. 16 06:47 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

    Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce.
    According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing emphasis on software which is requiring staff with a different set of skills, CRN reported. Early retirement plans have already been offered to employees as well.

    17 Aug. 16 15:07 Written by Michael Cooney
  • A Google Fiber move to wireless could keep it competitive

    Google Fiber is reportedly hoping to rely on wireless technology instead of fiber-optic cables in about 12 major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, where it has planned faster internet service.

    16 Aug. 16 05:43 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

    Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC).
    The Simple Network Management Protocol exploit could let an attacker take complete remote control of the MicroLogix system and modify the device firmware, letting an invader run his own malicious code on the device.

    16 Aug. 16 02:57 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene