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July 19, 2018
Researchers used individual test reports and comparison data to determine the value of investments in next-generation firewall technology.
April 13, 2018
News roundup: Home routers are susceptible to a UPnP vulnerability that proxies bad traffic in a new way. Plus, AMD and Microsoft released patches for the Spectre flaw, and more.
October 06, 2017
News roundup: Google researchers find and patch vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq server that are used widely in routers and IoT devices. Plus, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield challenge and more.
June 22, 2017
Cisco claims it can accurately detect malware activity in encrypted traffic using machine learning, but some experts worry about privacy implications.
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A digital certificate, also known as a public key certificate, is used to cryptographically link ownership of a public key with the entity that owns it. Continue Reading
A virtual firewall is a firewall device or service that provides network traffic filtering and monitoring for virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized environment. Continue Reading
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a part of the third generation of firewall technology that is implemented in either hardware or software and is capable of detecting and blocking sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the ... Continue Reading
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Data center operations have changed, making firewalls potentially weaker and breaches more likely. Next-gen firewalls, though, are better adapted to today’s DC environment. Continue Reading
Getting firewall settings right is one of the most basic ways to protect enterprise data from accidental exposures. Expert Judith Myerson discusses how to review firewall policies. Continue Reading
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SpiderLabs discovered My Cloud EX2 backup devices exposing unauthorized HTTP requests. Join Judith Myerson as she explains how this happens, as well as the impact on DLNA devices. Continue Reading
The OODA loop can be used to establish cyber deception against hackers to improve network security. Learn the OODA steps and how they can be applied to security with Kevin Fiscus. Continue Reading
Threat actors exploited a critical Cisco firewall vulnerability that received a CVSS score of 10. Discover how this flaw works and how it was exploited with Judith Myerson. Continue Reading
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Mozilla recently decided to pull the HTML canvas element from the Firefox browser. Learn from expert Matt Pascucci what this means for the security and privacy of users. Continue Reading
QNAP vulnerabilities in NAS enabled attackers to control devices. Expert Judith Myerson explains each of the QNAP NAS vulnerabilities and their fixes. Continue Reading
The WannaCry TCP port 445 exploit returned the spotlight to Microsoft's long-abused networking port. Network security expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and defend such attacks. Continue Reading