John Dix

Editor in Chief

John Dix helped launch Network World in 1986 after chronicling developments in networking and distributed processing first at IDC (1980-1984), then at Computerworld (1985-1986).

How well does social engineering work?  One test returned 150%

This company migrated to the cloud to get BETTER security
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This company migrated to the cloud to get BETTER security

SCOR Velogica chose AWS and 2nd Watch to help achieve SOC2 accreditation, figuring it would be easier than making the journey on its own

Using people to fight cyber attacks is like bringing a knife to a gunfight
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Using people to fight cyber attacks is like bringing a knife to a gunfight

It’s time to automate security response, says the CSO of a $1.6b company, who swears by a new tool he has deployed

The security implications of IoT:  A roundtable discussion with four experts
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The security implications of IoT: A roundtable discussion with four experts

The Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in a new era of network intelligence and automation, but its arrival raises a host of serious security questions. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix explores the topic in depth with four...

New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca
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New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

Core members of the Advanced Cyber Security Center meet twice monthly to discuss the latest threats

Why don't risk management programs work?

When the moderator of a panel discussion at the recent RSA conference asked the audience how many thought their risk management programs were successful, only a handful raised their hands. So Network World Editor in Chief John Dix...

These companies help with everything from BYOD to MPLS backup, security management and enterprise search

I get to meet a lot of interesting companies in my capacity here at Network World, some of them newcomers, some more established. Here's a roundup of a few that are addressing common problems: Enterproid: Founded by folks that...

The New Ccloud Tool Kit

While the term "cloud" still puts many people off, chances are good that within a few years most companies will have a mix of legacy infrastructure, private cloud pods, public cloud services (SaaS or other), and resources at...

New CIO Cleans Up Outsourced IT At Clorox

The Clorox company brought in a new CIO to re-establish control of the company’s tech direction, bring IT up to date and generate business value.

Sizing Up the IT Role of Apple and Google

The publication of our Tech Debate on Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs couldn't have been more timely given the news last week about Jobs taking a medical leave and Schmidt handing over the CEO reins to Larry Page, one of the company's...

Our Vote on Net Neutrality

The net neutrality framework FCC chairman Julius Genachowski outlined in a speech last week and which will be voted on later this month sustains many of the original goals of neutrality while giving the telcos enough to give a...

Bring Your Own Everything

The "bring your own" craze started with instant messaging but certainly didn't end there. Today employees are bringing the rest of their social network tools to work, their own smartphones, their own computers, and now, with the...

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