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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware’s strategy

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It has been just 10 months since Tom Gillis became VMware‘s senior vice president and general manager of its networking and security business, and in that time he has overseen some major changes in the company’s core products. Most recent is a milestone release of the company’s NSX-T Data Center software, making it VMware’s primary […]

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Cisco warns on HyperFlex security vulnerabilities

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Cisco this week identified two “High” security vulnerabilities in its HyperFlex data-center package that could let attackers gain control of the system.   HyperFlex is Cisco’s hyperconverged infrastructure that offers computing, networking and storage resources in a single system. More about edge networking The more critical of the two warnings – an 8.8 on Cisco’s […]

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GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

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Computer scientists at the University of California at Riverside have found that GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks, the same kinds of exploits that have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs. Two professors and two students, one a computer science doctoral student and a post-doctoral researcher, reverse-engineered a Nvidia GPU to demonstrate three attacks on both […]

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What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

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Despite the goal of keeping Web communications private, flaws in the design and implementation of Transport Layer Security have led to breaches, but the latest version – TLS 1.3 – is an overhaul that strengthens and streamlines the crypto protocol. What is TLS? TLS is a cryptographic protocol that provides end-to-end communications security over networks […]

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While no one was looking, California passed its own GDPR

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely viewed as a massively expensive and burdensome privacy regulation that can be a major headache and pitfall for American firms doing business in Europe. Many firms, including Facebook, have sought ways around the law to avoid having to deal with the burden of compliance. Well, […]