Category Archives: News

  • The Woman Who Invented Wifi…

    Posted on April 14, 2017 by in News

    A little bit of history about wifi – invented by Hedwig (Hedy Lamar)   The $25 Million Dollar Kiss  

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  • “You Have No Idea What You Agreed To. I Do. “

    Posted on April 7, 2017 by in News

    You think you’re studious? You’re not,” JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon told a crowd of MBA students at a joint town hall put on by JPMorgan and Yahoo Finance. “How many of you use Mint, Google, Apple, Amazon, Digit, any one of those things. Raise your hands.” The crowd raised their hands. “When you pushed […]

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  • A World Without Wi-Fi Looks Possible…?

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by in News

    The Wi-Fi icon — a dot with radio waves radiating outward — glows on nearly every internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. But it’s starting to fade from the limelight. With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to […]

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  • 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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