Category Archives: News

  • Farmers are the New Hackers

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by in News

    To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular because John Deere and other manufacturers have made it impossible to perform […]

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  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

    Posted on March 17, 2017 by in News

    Dark Reading has an article on the potentially catastrophic effects of an Internet of Things (IoT) Ransomware attack. Moving beyond things like cameras, DVRs, smart toys for the kids, and other consumer level devices, the Internet of Things is home to some powerful and significant systems. Public school security, hospital medical devices, building HVAC systems, […]

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  • Wolf Suing IBM over Failed Tech Upgrades for Unemployment Compensation

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by in News

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is suing technology giant International Business Machines Corp. for its role in a failed attempt to upgrade the state’s unemployment compensation technology. The company’s actions allegedly cost Pennsylvania taxpayers nearly $170 million and stuck the state’s already-burdened unemployment compensation system with decades-old technology, according to a news release from Wolf’s office. […]

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  • Passing The Email Privacy Act Has Never Been More Urgent

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in News

    It’s safe to say that any digital privacy bill written more than three years before the invention of the World Wide Web is probably due for an overhaul. But the Electronic Communications Privacy Act has persisted intact for more than three decades, including its anachronistic loophole that allows the warrantless collection of emails from US […]

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  • Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere”

    Posted on February 24, 2017 by in News

    The landscape of the modern data center is rapidly evolving. The migration from physical to virtualized workloads, move towards software-defined data centers, advent of a multi-cloud landscape, proliferation of mobile devices accessing the corporate data center, and adoption of new architectural and deployment models such as microservices and containers has assured the only constant in […]

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  • Forget the Network Perimeter

    Posted on February 17, 2017 by in News

      What if all your company’s computers and applications were connected directly to the Internet? That was the assumption behind BeyondCorp, a new model for network security that Google proposed back in 2014, and it’s one that’s starting to get some attention from networking and security vendors. Why no network perimeter?

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  • Are You Thinking Too Big About Disaster Recovery?

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by in News

    A meteor is streaking toward the earth at an unprecedented speed. NASA has pinpointed its trajectory, and there is a 100-percent chance that your customer’s office will be reduced to a steaming crater within 24 hours. This is a scenario in which you will want to have a good off-site disaster recovery plan in place. […]

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  • 5 Weather Apps Everyone Needs this Winter

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by in News

    Winter is here in full force. It’s the time of year, depending on your location, that a snow storm could fall upon us at a moment’s notice. It’s important to know what the weather conditions are going to be at any given moment. Outdoor elements can affect nearly everything that we do. From how we dress, […]

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  • Tips for Small Businesses to Get Ahead in 2017

    Posted on January 6, 2017 by in News

    Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank on how to successfully launch and grow a company from concept to cash.  Ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com and named […]

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  • San Francisco Hacker Caught; Ties to PA

    Posted on December 30, 2016 by in News

    Emails from the attacker’s inbox indicate some victims managed to negotiate a lesser ransom. China Construction of America Inc., for example, paid 24 Bitcoins (~$17,500) on Sunday, Nov. 27 to decrypt some 60 servers infected with the same ransomware – after successfully haggling the attacker down from his original demand of 40 Bitcoins. Other construction firms apparently […]

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