Posts tagged Security

Network Trends – What to expect in 2017

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Take a look at the leading network technology trends for 2017 and you simply cannot ignore the dominance of “digitalization” or, as some are calling it, the “age of digital transformation” we are currently going through. It seems as if everything is going “digital”, be it in production, services, processes or applications.

Getting to Grips with Switch Security – 4 Ways of Using 802.1X

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When you visit a company or public building these days, on arrival you often receive the Wi‑Fi login data for the free guest access. In most cases, hotspots that offer guest access are securely separated from the company network and prevent any access to internal data. So when it comes to wireless network security, we […]

3 years after Snowden – what has really changed?

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Last week saw the third anniversary of the day when a young man named Edward Snowden revealed the extent of and details about the mass-surveillance conducted by his employer, the National Security Agency. The secret documents he disclosed to the world proved that the US intelligence services had been undermining our rights of privacy and […]

Network forecast: It’s clouding over

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Cloud applications have become a part of our everyday lives at home, on the move, and at the office: Streaming videos, exchanging photos and documents, e-mail, and much more are “in the cloud” these days. For companies in particular, the potential of cloud computing is huge. Current statistics show how great this is: For example, […]

Why we need to end crypto wars, now!

The ongoing political debate about government built-in or specially created backdoors in IT products is hitting the nerve of millions of people. This is about far more than “merely” decrypting a single mobile phone of a suspected criminal. It threatens our fundamental right to personal data privacy and security.

Hotspot 2.0 – Re-defining Wireless Access

Early this year, New York City announced that it was replacing its public phone booths with fast and free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The sheer scale of this network is not the only thing of interest, though. These hotspots differ from most of those we may be familiar with. They use a technology called Hotspot 2.0, […]

Clone wars – How to secure yourself from an evil hotspot

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If we take a look at which countries have the best-developed public Wi-Fi networks, it quickly becomes clear that countries with smaller economies are leading the way worldwide. According to a recent study by Rotten WiFi, numerous smaller European nations belong to the top 20 countries offering public Wi-Fi.