Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

VMware amps security with in-house, Carbon Black technology

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Cisco had a pretty large dump of security advisories today – seven “high priority” and one “critical” – impacting a variety of products many with the threat allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco runs out two “critical” security warnings for IOS, Apache Struts (again)

Cisco today issued two “critical” security advisories, one for Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE Software, the other for the ongoing discovery of problems with Apache Struts2

Cisco issues variety of security warnings on wireless gear

Cisco issues variety of security warnings on wireless gear

Cisco issues one "Critical" warning for vulnerability in Aironet 1830 Series and 1850 Series Access Points

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

10 scary things the TSA found on your fellow travelers

10 scary things the TSA found on your fellow travelers

Interestingly the TSA finds some amusement or amazement in these finding as it now posts its own Top 10 Most Unusual Finds which outlines the most “dangerous and often times wacky items” it has kept off commercial airliners.

IBM amps-up Watson cybersecurity experiences

IBM amps-up Watson cybersecurity experiences

IBM Watson goes to the enterprise with 40 companies now adding smarts to the cognitive system.

IBM warns of rising VoIP cyber-attacks

IBM warns of rising VoIP cyber-attacks

IBM says common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP and Cisco Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) are most common targets.

Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC).

Black Hat: Quick look at hot issues

Black Hat: Quick look at hot issues

Black Hat includes a variety of security topics from how USB drives are a menace and how drones are fast becoming a threat you need to pay attention to and much more. Here we take a look at just a few of the hot topics presented at...

IRS warns on super summer scam scourge

IRS warns on super summer scam scourge

IRS sees increased automated calls and new tactics from scammers demanding tax payments on iTunes and other gift cards.

Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network,...

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