Software-defined networking provides fixes for network operations but still lacks a security focus, writes Kacy Zurkus. Companies implementing SDN must get input from cybersecurity professionals to prevent cyberattacks, she writes.
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Deloitte's acquisition of Day1 Solutions will allow the global consulting giant to assume established public contracting and subcontracting work and add 3,000 engineers. Virginia-based Day1 Solutions provides a variety of cloud-based technology services for both government and corporate clients.
Cisco has added to its cloud-based Spark business communications and collaboration platform. The changes
make the platform easier to use for meetings and videoconferencing, give customers options to manage encryption keys and provide customer care via chat and other methods.
Samsung has announced plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 phones. The company also intends to sell many components in the Note7 devices, including camera modules and chips, and recover such metals as copper, silver and nickel.
Malware saw a record-breaking increase last year, with smartphone infections jumping almost 400% and internet of things devices becoming a growing concern, Nokia's Threat Intelligence Report said. Smartphones made up 85% of infected mobile devices, with Android phones accounting for 81% of attacks, the report found.
A good security-awareness program identifies the likely security missteps employees are susceptible to and aggressively targets them, said Masha Sedova, co-founder of Elevate Security. Employees tasked with creating security-awareness programs should have a good mix of technical and communications skills, Sedova said.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's plan to spend more than $3.2 billion to bolster its satellite communications and cybersecurity program is pending approval from 28 governments. Approximately $1.8 billion of the budget would go toward satellite capabilities, while more than $315 million would be allotted to cybersecurity enhancements and $180 million to upgrade software.
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