Security & Privacy


Cisco Ramps Up Firewall Options

Cisco has introduced a new "reimagined" firewall that adds a level of security smarts that could eventually show up in the company's line of switches and routers, as well as other hardware.

Halon Security Launches Virtual Firewall

A security company based in Sweden has come out with a virtual version of its combination firewall router appliance.



ForeScout Developing Mobile Security Connectors for its NAC

ForeScout Technologies, a security products company, will shortly release a set of plug-ins that help security administrators manage Android and Apple mobile devices and coordinate with mobile device management systems through its network access control appliance.

Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy

Will Google's new privacy policy affect the agreements the company has with universities and colleges? According to Google, the short answer is no, but with a nuance.

JVC Launches Camera Capable of Recording in Total Darkness

JVC has released the TK-T8101WPRU, a new analog bullet camera with integrated IR LED technology for use in various lighting situations, including complete darkness.

Wake Forest Researchers Turn to Evolution, Ants To Combat Viruses

A team at Wake Forest University is working on a genetic algorithm to proactively discover more secure computer configurations.

Barracuda Integrates Cloud-Based Security Management with NG Firewall Appliance

Barracuda Networks has integrated its cloud-based Web filtering and security service, Barracuda Web Security Flex, with its firewall appliance, Barracuda NG Firewall.

Student-Invented Mobile App Could Replace Security Access Badges

A team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Utah has developed a virtual alternative to the electronic ID badge used for security access.

New Carnegie Mellon Program Developing Next-Gen Chief Security Officers

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has begun taking applications for a new program designed to turn experienced IT people into super-security experts and C-level IT executives.

Arizona State Hack Brings Online Activities to a Halt

Arizona State University shut down all of its Web services for about two days during January to address a security breach. That included shutting down online classes for the duration of the outage.