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Federal shutdown offers hacking target

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|

The ongoing federal shutdown looks like a tantalizing distraction for hackers, based on the announcement this week of an emergency Department of Homeland Security directive for nearly all federal agencies. The directive mandates cybersecurity actions to counter a global Domain Name System infrastructure hijacking campaign. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs [...]

Education networks tested

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog|

A recent survey of professionals in the K-12 education network space reported feeling the strain of new learning models and an increasing number of devices on their network consuming ever-greater bandwidth. More than half of those in the survey have plans to implement 1-to-1 programs that provide a laptop or mobile device to each [...]

First task for the Space Force?

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog|

It's often said that complexity is the enemy of cybersecurity because complex systems have inherent risks that are hard to predict. Some of the most complex systems are the satellites, probes and manned space vessels that are growing in number on an almost daily basis. Precision engineering and custom embedded computing and communications systems [...]

2019 predictions for the network and beyond

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog|

With the year coming to a close, making 2019 predictions isn't much of a stretch. Here's what we're seeing in a few areas to look for in 2019. The Network Any predictions of network technology direction have to include Cisco, and for Cisco the future isn't as much in hardware as software. Software-defined WANs, [...]

Network admins as IOT gatekeepers?

By | December 10th, 2018|Blog|

For network admins, the pending influx of IoT devices is still far enough away (maybe?) that much is unsure about how it will all work. Some are concerned about security risks of billions of additional endpoints on the network. Others see new, untested 5G networks shouldering the burden of data transport. Still others are [...]

Austin rep’s cybersecurity bill heads for signature

By | November 14th, 2018|Blog|

As Washington scrambles to keep up with cyber threats, a bill codifying the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into law moves from congress for a presidential signature. Texas District 10 congressman and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul sponsored the bill which passed the house in 2017. District [...]

Study finds managing education networks is hard

By | November 13th, 2018|Blog|

Getting high marks for effective educational networks is more difficult every year as students bring more devices with them to school. A recent study showed that 60% of faculty, students and IT professionals use four or more devices on campus, driving up network activity. Infoblox conducted a global survey on the state of network [...]

Maritime cybersecurity readiness low for these companies

By | November 12th, 2018|Blog|

Maritime cybersecurity follows a trend: larger companies are both more likely to be prepared for an event and more likely to be targeted. But a survey of senior maritime executives shows many medium and small companies are great risk of cyber attacks. The survey, conducted by US-based law firm Jones Walker, polled 126 senior [...]

Veterans Affairs expands website, out-of-band capabilities

By | November 9th, 2018|Blog|

The US Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new homepage in time for Veterans Day as the second largest federal agency continues pushing modernization of resources and IT networks to better serve veterans. As the second largest federal agency after the Department of Defense, the VA administers benefits for over 18 million veterans including 1,000+ [...]

Extreme remote networking, power edition

By | October 25th, 2018|Blog|

As an enabler to remote networking through our out-of-band management platform, at Uplogix we've always got an eye on those industries that really push the limits of remote network management. A couple of months ago Microsoft deployed a data center on the sea floor off the coast of Scotland. Today, let's take a look [...]