AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Includes Expanded Amazon AWS Relationship, Consulting Services

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AT&T announced that it is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), featuring additional capacity for meeting customers’ cloud, cybersecurity and mobility needs, with many new and upgraded offerings. “Many of our customers are on their journey to the cloud with AWS,” said Roman...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from...Learn More

Survey Finds Lax Attitudes Toward Cyberattack

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More than four in five Americans (82 percent) agree that cyberattacks are more of a problem than they were five years ago, yet more than half (54 percent) don’t feel they personally are at much risk of a from such a hack, according to a...Learn More

Verizon SD-WAN Offerings Expand With Integrated Security

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Verizon is expanding its software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offerings, announcing today that it will offer an SD-WAN customer premises solution dubbed SD-Branch that incorporates security and other functionality. The new Verizon SD-WAN option will use software from Versa Networks that runs on generic...Learn More

CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union’s Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company’s commercial and government clients. King & Union’s Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture...Learn More

Report: IoT Security Breaches Are Costly, With Smaller Companies at Great Risk

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Security systems protecting nearly half (48%) of organizations’ Internet of Things (IoT) networks have been breached at least once, according to an IoT security survey from Altman Vilandrie. Overall, the cost of the IoT security breaches represented 13.4 percent of smaller companies’ annual total revenues...Learn More

MCNC Boosts Cybersecurity on North Carolina Research and Education Network

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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina — May 9, 2017 — MCNC, the non-profit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination. Accountancy firm Assure Professional performed the rigorous audit of MCNC’s organizational...Learn More

Report: Growing Concern Regarding Healthcare IT Security

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Security awareness and culture, or the lack thereof, is overall the greatest concern of nearly 8 in 10 U.S. healthcare industry executives and healthcare IT professionals when it comes to healthcare organizations’ exposure to IT security threats, according to a new healthcare IT security survey...Learn More

CTA Connected Home Security Checklist Tool Targets Installers

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Newly released from the Consumer Technology Association, the CTA Connected Home Security Checklist Tool aims to help smart home technology installers ensure the smart home tech they install for customers complies with industry best practices. The tool includes details regarding security protocols and other best...Learn More

Cybersecurity Trends Data: Organizations Short-Handed Just as Threats Multiply

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Public and private sector organizations find themselves short-handed even as the frequency and sophistication of attacks and threats rises, according to Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Report. Crowd Research Partners joined with 13 cybersecurity vendors to produce its latest annual report on cybersecurity trends,...Learn More

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