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June 05, 2015
SN blogs: This week, a New York Times writer discusses how the F.C.C. thinks subsidizing broadband Internet will help the U.S. economy.
April 03, 2015
News roundup: President Obama's executive order allowing sanctions on cyberattackers has been met with mixed reaction. Plus: Threat intelligence perception versus reality; healthcare breach consequences; Verizon tosses supercookie.
April 01, 2015
In telecom news, Verizon announced plans to build a 100 Gbps optical metro network with equipment from Cisco and Ciena, while the FCC proposed a spectrum-sharing plan for broadband providers.
February 13, 2015
News roundup: While data sharing can boost intelligence and improve security, recent events show the benefits don't always outweigh the pitfalls. Plus: Chip-enabled POS systems coming quickly; MongoDB databases exposed; sophisticated phishing scams.
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The U.S. cloud market is highly competitive, with Amazon, Microsoft and Google firmly planted at the top. Can new player Alibaba shift the balance? Continue Reading
The Skype translator demoed at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference promises to break new ground in multilingual communication, but Microsoft global partners still have trouble understanding the keynote speech. Continue Reading
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Cloud services and data could be located anywhere -- and that's a scary proposition for many enterprises, especially after ongoing revelations of global U.S. government spying. For many businesses, the vagueness of cloud computing isn't working for them, and cloud data sovereignty is becoming a major concern.
The law of the land -- whichever land data is in -- governs cloud data and services, and changes quickly with cloud computing. Resellers and partners of cloud services providers are now offering local support and language to ease some of those cloud data sovereignty concerns. And there are also cloud providers that can't, or won't, offer any guarantees of where data is at any given time.
Also in this issue of Modern Infrastructure: Data center density keeps increasing, as servers and storage get faster, better and cooler. Networking still lags behind, but it's enough to keep up, for now. Continue Reading
Should companies obtain U.S. security clearance to join the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program? Mike Chapple offers his perspective. Continue Reading
After a European court ruling upholding the right to be forgotten, U.S. citizens want similar efforts stateside, despite possible infringements on the First Amendment. Continue Reading
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Fears of backdoors and heightened concerns about encryption software are running rampant. Continue Reading
After the NSA spying scandal, global enterprises are reluctant to put their data in U.S. clouds -- helping to spark a cottage industry overseas. Continue Reading
FCC Net neutrality rules may be eliminated, allowing carriers to charge for priority services, but that may have long-term challenges, too. Continue Reading
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Video: Securosis CEO Rich Mogull explains how the NSA monitoring scandal has weakened enterprise security and what infosec pros should do about it. Continue Reading
Although AES is free for any use public or private, commercial or non-commercial programs that provide encryption capabilities are subject to U.S. export controls. Expert Michael Cobb reviews the limitations. Continue Reading