Oracle Internet Intelligence Map Shows Impact of Outages

The Oracle Internet Intelligence Map, launched yesterday, is designed to enable users to see how natural disasters such as hurricanes and other interruptions are impacting online availability. The map is the latest feature of the Oracle Internet Intelligence initiative, which is designed to analyze the...Learn More

Verizon Threat Intelligence Platform Service Leverages Company’s Global View

Verizon’s new Threat Intelligence Platform Service combines cyber threat intelligence from the carrier’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and cyber-situational awareness from the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center. The Verizon Threat Intelligence Platform will be available globally in the fall, the company said. “We’re taking...Learn More

CenturyLink Enlists Adaptive Threat Intelligence to Fight Cybercrime, Monitors 1.3 Billion Security Events Daily

CenturyLink cybercrime initiatives have expanded as the company moves past the integration of Level 3 and consolidates technology across its now larger footprint. The company now monitors more than 114 million NetFlow sessions and 1.3 billion security events daily. It mitigates approximately 120 distributed denial...Learn More

USF Recipients Could Be Prohibited from Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment

The FCC is considering prohibiting network operators receiving Universal Service Fund (USF) support from using equipment from companies deemed to pose a national security threat. The commission is seeking feedback on how prohibited USF equipment would be identified, said senior FCC officials on a call...Learn More

Survey Finds Lax Attitudes Toward Cyberattack

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

Nokia Claims World’s Fastest Router; Terabit IP Flows Supported

Nokia today announced what the company claims is the world’s fastest router. The product, known as the Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)-XC and targeted for commercial release in the fourth quarter, also supports terabit IP flows. “That’s 1,000 gigabits per second,” said Basil Alwan,...Learn More

Pew: Given the Inevitably of IoT Security Breaches, Are We Getting Ahead of Ourselves?

Deployments of “Internet of Things” (IoT) connections, devices and networks will continue to multiply over the next few years despite growing privacy threats and the prospect of opening up billions of new routes for cyber-crackers and hackers to exploit, according a new study from the...Learn More

MCNC Boosts Cybersecurity on North Carolina Research and Education Network

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: Mobile Malware Infections Soared 400% in 2016

Mobile device users worldwide faced a steadily growing number of malware threats throughout 2016. Smartphones were most at risk, accounting for 85 percent of total mobile malware infections globally in 2016’s second half, according to Nokia’s latest, bi-annual “Threat Intelligence Report.” The annual total of...Learn More

Cox and American Library Association Partner to Narrow Digital Divide for Low-Income Families

Tucson, Arizona — Low-income students and their families who lack digital literacy skills and an internet connection at home struggle to keep pace with their peers in the classroom, as nearly all students (96.5 percent) say they are required to use the internet to complete homework...Learn More

Online Security Survey: Six in Ten Americans are Data Breach Victims

A  large majority of Americans have been victims of one form of data theft or fraud or another, according to Pew Research Center’s latest online security survey. Americans not only are concerned about online threats from cybercriminals, they’re concerned about unauthorized surveillance and us by...Learn More

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Step Down January 20

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said today that he will step down January 20, 2017. With Wheeler to step down, that will leave the commission with just three commissioners in the short term. Legislators have declined to re-confirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and with Wheeler (also...Learn More

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