Network Security News
Lost Flash Drive At Core Of Kaiser Permanente Data Breach
5:36 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
Kaiser Permanente had to notify nearly 50,000 patients that an employee reported a missing flash drive containing personal information, including medication on patients. Solution providers tell CRN to expect more breaches of this kind as hospitals and clinics struggle to keep up with regulatory mandates.
Top 5 Cybercriminal Motives In 2013 Attacks
2:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
Cybercriminals demonstrated five reasons why they conducted attacks against consumers and businesses in 2013. Learn what attackers top motives were this year.
Dell Puts 200,000 Direct Accounts Into The Hands Of The Channel
10:22 AM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
As part of a channel program overhaul, Dell is moving 200,000 existing direct accounts to partners and creating a 20 percent 'compensation accelerator' for its direct sales team to generate new enterprise business with partners.
China-Based Hacking Group Targets Diplomats, Infiltrates Resellers
1:45 PM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Security firm FireEye has uncovered a cyberespionage campaign in which it found hackers out of China have been spying on diplomats and infiltrating firms in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as high tech and trusted service providers including individuals at consultancies and resellers.
Dell Revamps Wireless Gear With Faster Speeds, Easier Management
12:01 AM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Dell's latest wireless move is aimed deep inside enterprise as it looks to bulk up its converged infrastructure and software-defined networking play.
CDW, World Wide Technology: Cloud Is An Opportunity Not A Threat
5:17 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
Solution provider behemoths attending the Raymond James Supply Chain conference say the cloud is bringing good tidings to their companies.
Top Tech Firms Appeal To Curb Government Surveillance
2:27 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
The National Security Agency's intelligence gathering activities have prompted AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo to urge the U.S. government to pull back on its surveillance program.
Symantec Partially Withdraws From Managed Services Business
4:37 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
Symantec has shuttered its managed firewall and managed endpoint services, eliminating the core executives behind its managed services business.
Microsoft Cripples ZeroAccess Click Fraud Botnet
10:33 AM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
A notorious botnet believed to be behind massive click fraud campaigns and search engine poisoning is believed to be made up of more than 1.9 million PCs. Security experts tell CRN action has short-term benefits.
NSA Revelations Prompt Microsoft To Bolster Cloud Encryption, Transparency
6:01 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Resellers and service providers say they have seen a significant increase in questions about data security and privacy protections of data residing in cloud-based systems.
Security VARs: 2 Million Stolen Passwords, 2 Million Reasons For Stricter Policies
12:15 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
The discovery of a cache of stolen account credentials from more than 2 million accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Google is a reminder that businesses need to be vigilant about password management, say solution providers.
Best Companies To Partner With: Top 10 Technologies
1:41 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
As part of our 25 Best Companies To Partner With series, CRN looks at the top emerging technologies.
Google Ramps Up Android Security As Threats Grow
5:03 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
The latest version of Android further locks down applications, but security experts say the threats that continue to target the fairly open platform significantly outweigh the threats against Apple or Microsoft.
Obamacare Website Still Contains Flaws: Security Expert
3:38 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
A software security expert claims HealthCare.gov continues to contain weaknesses that could expose the data of users.
Akamai To Acquire Prolexic For Cloud DDoS Protection
11:18 AM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Cloud application hosting provider Akamai is set to acquire Prolexic, a maker of cloud-based distributed denial of service protection software, in a $370 million deal.
2013 Best Companies: By Technology
10:00 AM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey included a look at how vendors measured up by technology. Here's a look at the top scorers in each technology category.
New Linux Worm Could Attack Tiny Devices, Routers
11:43 AM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
A Linux worm that exploits a common PHP vulnerability can infect set-top boxes, printers and scanners, security cameras and routers, according to Symantec.
Businesses Brace For Cyber-Monday Holiday Shopping Threats
5:36 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Website attacks can trip up ecommerce sales while spam and phishing campaigns can erode brand reputation, say experts. Solution providers tell clients to reassess basic security measures.
Palo Alto Networks: A Next Generation Channel
11:00 AM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Palo Alto Networks was built from the ground up as a 100 percent channel sales company and its channel sales team has made sure that its sales model is just as disruptive as its next-generation firewall.
Cryptolocker Attacks, Ransomware Target Small Businesses: Cisco
4:11 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Ransomware is increasingly encrypting files to applications commonly used by small business owners, demonstrating that widespread infections go beyond consumers, according to Cisco Systems.
BlackBerry Ousts Top Execs In Advance Of Major Restructuring Effort
3:26 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
BlackBerry has ousted its top executives in a bid to consolidate power with newly appointed John Chen set to accelerate the ailing company's recovery attempt.
Zapped By Zeus? New Phishing Campaign Spreads Banking Trojan
11:30 AM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Solution providers should always advise clients to never believe emails purporting to contain an important security patch, warns security vendor Sophos.
Dell SonicWall Partners: Help Us Help You
4:01 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
Many longtime partners that have gone all in selling the SonicWall appliance line told CRN they now have to share the battlefield with the Dell direct sales force.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:21 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Ways To Keep Big Data From Going Bad
4:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Big data has potential societal benefits, but, left unchecked, the information could be used for nefarious purposes.
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