Posts Tagged 'internet security'

  Recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are forcing a shift in how we think about the Internet of Things (IoT). The dangers are expanding as attackers are taking advantage of billions of IoT devices, conscripting them into their botnet armies for massive DDoS attacks.   Nontraditional risks The estimates vary, but they suggest between […]

There you are at home, watching Amy Schumer’s latest flick on HBO On-Demand while noodling on your tablet. Which reminds you to absently track down an episode of her Peabody award-winning TV show. Boom, you’re hit with zero-day malware—and you may not even know it. Celebrities Can Be Dangerous Of course, ignorance is no excuse, […]

Who doesn’t love larger-than-life characters? Celebrities fascinate us. From laughter to tears, their performances stay in our memories, sometimes even in the form of hilarious internet memes. Unfortunately, however, all this attention also piques the interest of another group: cybercriminals. Since celebrity curiosities account for so much internet traffic, crooks see celebs as a chance […]

Virtualization is no longer just a buzzword for large IT enterprises—it’s become a top priority across most business sectors. If you’re curious to see it work in action, look to the success of this large warehouse-style retailer. Through McAfee Solutions, the enterprise successfully virtualized 98 percent of its IT infrastructure, an impressive number for any […]

Xcel Energy, a large utility company with operations in Denver, Minnesota, and Texas, was struggling to secure its environment with a mixed assortment of endpoint solutions and consoles and platforms from multiple vendors. In lieu of juggling multiple endpoint solutions, Xcel decided they needed an easier-to-use, centralized console to manage all their moving pieces. Xcel […]