Nothing is more important to the performance of your company's Wi-Fi network than the channels used by your wireless access points (APs). You can blanket a building with the latest and greatest APs, placed in the most advantageous spots, yet have a failing network if they aren't set to optimal channels on the Wi-Fi frequency bands. Read more...
Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) is really an amalgam of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and desktop applications as a service, where DaaS is the public or private cloud delivery of virtual desktops to users and where desktop applications as a service is the cloud delivery of applications to end user devices.
Desktop applications usually mean Windows applications that have been virtualized or that are part of a virtual desktop session that can be delivered to any end user device. The reported primary drivers behind WaaS are IT convergence, high cloud adoption rates, and BYOD programs. Read more...
Cisco this week says it disabled a distributor of the Angler ransomware exploit kit, a program that holds victim machines hostage via encryption.
The catch disrupted a global ransomware operation that netted $60 million annually for the perpetrators, Cisco states in a blog post.
During research, Cisco's Talos security unit discovered that computers infected with the Angler Exploit Kit were connecting to servers at Limestone Networks, a Dallas hosting provider. Angler encrypts victim machines until the victims pay a sum – a ransom -- to have them decrypted. Read more...
Just as you safeguard your home with insurance, companies get insurance to cover any problems with customer and corporate data. With hacking on the rise, that protection is getting harder to obtain and pay for.
A torrent of cyberattacks on US companies over the past two years has led cyber insurers to boost premiums for high-risk companies and in some cases limit damage cover to a maximum of $100 million... Read more...
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