San Francisco. Houston. Philadelphia. Annapolis. Step into any of these cities in the near future and you should be able to check your email, chat with friends, or surf the web wirelessly. But how safe will your experience be with municipal wireless local-access networks (WLANs) as you connect to the web in a car, office building or the middle of a park?
The breakdown of the 3,000 workstations at online advertising firm aQuantive — 80 percent PCs, 20 percent Macs, almost entirely laptops — is no longer uncommon in todays highly mobile world, where non-Windows platforms are gaining momentum in the enterprise.
There isn't a cybersecurity professional in the world that is not sick and tired of hearing about WannaCry and NotPetya, and with good reason as the NSA's EternalBlue exploit and DoublePulsar backdoor tool were known to the cybersecurity community well before either attack was launched.
There's nothing like a breach - or two - to galvanize the federal government to contain risk and strengthen its cybersecurity posture. DHS's Gregory Touhill says his agency is on the case. Ashley Carman reports.