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Cisco boosts cloud security presence with OpenDNS deal

Cisco added another major piece to its growing security portfolio with an agreement to acquire cloud security provider OpenDNS.


Why support for cloud identity standards is growing

Open standards around identity and authentication are gaining popularity. So what -- and who -- is driving the movement?


Stolen passwords from government agencies leaked

A report reveals that many stolen US government agency passwords traveled across the Web, including credentials from OPM, which was recently breached due to stolen passwords.


How to beat BlackEnergy's new capabilities

The BlackEnergy malware has evolved from DDoS launching to a crimeware tool to an APT. Learn more about its changes and new defense measures for combatting the threat.

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