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Halloween Hack: Should SCADA/ICS be Scared?

on 10/31/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches
I’ve been saying for years that supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and industrial control systems (ICS) have a greater risk of being hacked. Unless changes and upgrades are made to these mission critical systems, a devastating hack is bound to happen. And it turns out that I was right. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just released a joint report that provides information on persistent threats that successfully breached government networks along with organizations in the energy, nuclear, aviation, and manufacturing sectors.
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Hijacking Healthcare: Training the Treaters in Cyber Attacks

on 10/26/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
There’s no denying the dire security situation healthcare organizations are currently facing. However, so much of what you read online or see in the news revolves around specific malware threats or ransomware attacks. What is often missed is the underlying problem—the human factor.
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Garland Partners with Napatech: 100% Data Capture and Real-Time Delivery

on 10/19/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Visibility/Monitoring Technology Partners
We recently solidified a partnership with Napatech, a leading provider of solutions that achieve smarter data delivery to applications and ensure the quality and security of network services. The pursuit of control over ever-increasing volumes (and speeds) of data across the network is something that resonates with us at Garland Technology. But when you’re implementing a solution like the Napatech Pandion network recorder, it needs to be deployed in a way that ensures 100% visibility and real-time packet capture.
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The Controller Problem in Software-Defined Networking

on 10/12/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Data Center Software Defined Networking (SDN)
It was great to see our technology partner, Big Switch Networks , included in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking . After years of using the Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF) as a network packet broker/Trojan horse to get into the data center, Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) is driving the commercial, cost-effective SDN fabric market forward. But if you read through the Gartner report, you’ll find a cautionary statement that we want to address: “Despite being an early proponent of open SDN and OpenFlow, Big Switch uses a proprietary protocol within its BCF. Thus, third-party switches cannot be integrated into BCF.”—from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking This reported concern is worth discussing because it harks back to something that's seemed to hold software-defined networking back for years —the open controller. 
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The 101 Series: Passive Network TAPs

on 10/5/17 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs The 101 Series
Companies that are using network monitoring tools – be they for analyzing security threats, packet flow or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – all have one thing in common. They need to ensure that those applications have access to 100% of the traffic flowing through the network. If they can’t see all the data, they just can’t operate as designed. So what’s your best bet?
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Hijacking Healthcare: Data, Devices, and Doctors

on 10/3/17 8:00 AM By | Tim O'Neill | 0 Comments | Network Security Hacks and Data Breaches Healthcare
When you’re a patient at a hospital, the last thing on your mind is how secure the hospital’s electronic records are. All you want to do is recover. Both patients and staff should be concerned about the safety of digital healthcare information, however, ransomware attacks have crippled hospitals in both the US and Canada within the last few months.
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