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Canonical and Juniper Partner for Carrier Grade OpenStack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published February 27, 2015
Juniper Networks and Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor of Ubuntu Linux, are partnering for a new Network Function Virtualization cloud platform, based on OpenStack and the Contrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Docker Machine and Swarm Enter Beta
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published February 27, 2015
While the new orchestration tools expand the capabilities of Docker, integrations with third-party tools and projects remain a key driver for the continued growth of the entire Docker ecosystem

HP Wins Multi-Billion Helion Cloud Deal with Deutsche Bank
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published February 27, 2015
HP CEO Meg Whitman noted that the Deutsche Bank win was a deal that took nearly two years to come to fruition.

Your Email Can be Used as an Indictator to Prevent Fraud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published February 27, 2015
Fraud-prevention vendor Emailage announced that it has raised $3.8 million in a Series A round of funding, which was led by Felicis Ventures.

Avast Brings Anti-Virus to Business, for Free
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 26, 2015
While most security technology comes with a cost, security vendor Avast is now offering its AV platform to businesses for free.

Facebook Paid out $1.3 Million in Bug Bounties in 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 26, 2015
Last year, Facebook saw an increasing number of bug reports flow into its bug-bounty program.

Lenovo Hit By DNS Attack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 26, 2015
Before the site was fully restored, attackers were able to change the site's name to @LizardCircle which is a Twitter account associated with the Lizard Squad hacking group

SSL Security Still Not Adequately Addressed by Many Mobile Apps
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 26, 2015
There continues to be a lack of proper Transport-Layer Security for mobile apps, according to Intel Security

Kubernetes Support Landing in Mirantis Led OpenStack Murano Project
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published February 25, 2015
The open-source Kubernetes project, which is managed by Google, is all about enabling clusters of Linux containers.

HTTP/2 Brings SPDY to the Web
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published February 25, 2015
HTTP/2 is the next generation of the HTTP protocol that dominates and continues to define the modern web.

Can Your CISO Answer these Three Questions?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 25, 2015
Kevin Mandia, a man who has been called in to help organizations deal with some of the most notable data breaches in recent memory, has a few questions for CISOs.

Why are Most Breaches Not Detected by Enterprises?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 25, 2015
FireEye's Mandiant division came out this week with its M-Trends 2015 report, revealing the current state of breach discovery on the IT landscape.

Brocade 1Q15 Revenue Reported at $576 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published February 23, 2015
The SteelApp acquisition might not be the only acquisition that Brocade makes in 2015.

Facebook Gets Serious about Open-Source
By Sean Michael Kerner | Developer Article Published February 23, 2015
Open has always beaten closed, being connected has always beaten being isolated, and sharing has always trumped secrecy

Intel Security Warns of Social Engineering Risks
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 23, 2015
Technology can only do so much to defend against risk in the Human operating system

Linus' Law is Alive and Well for Software Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 23, 2015
"In open source, we put our laundry out to air in the front yard," Zemlin said.

PHP 5.6.6 Patches for GHOST Vulnerability
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 20, 2015
GHOST flaw now mitigated in PHP

Mozilla's Firefox Open-Source 'bug' Won't Get Fixed
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 17, 2015
Some bugs are more shallow than others.

Apple Steps Up Two-Step Verification
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 17, 2015
Two-step verification requires users to input a second password (or verification) beyond just their Apple ID username and password.

CrowdStrike: PlugX is the Most Popular Malware for Nation-state Adversaries
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 17, 2015
Nation-state backed threat adversaries have their own preferences when it comes to malware and attack tools.

HP ZDI Calls Off Hunt for Exploit Unicorn in Pwn2own 2015
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 17, 2015
For the 2015 event, HP will pay security researchers a $75,000 award if they are able to exploit Google's Chrome browser on Windows

Identity Finder 8 Adds Dynamic Classification
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 16, 2015
Data loss prevention should start with one question: Where is the sensitive data?

Netamo Weathers Security Storm as User WiFi Passwords Dumped in the Clear
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published February 16, 2015
Netatmo is the latest vendor to be exposed as having weak security to protect user information.

OpenStack Foundation Pulls in $17.5 Million in 2014 Revenue as Liberty set to Ring in 2015
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 10, 2015
Millions of dollars poured into OpenStack Foundation's coffers in 2014.

Apache Tomcat at risk from Request Smuggling Flaw
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 10, 2015
Apache Tomcat project knew about the vulnerability in May of 2014 but took more than seven months to patch the issue.