Comcast Business has won a 10-year, $102.8 million contract to provide Ethernet services to the United States’ Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Comcast’s services will enhance the agency’s connectivity, improve its network performance, and manage overall telecommunications costs throughout the Agency’s Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).
For those not immersed in cybersecurity, the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack this past spring probably came as a shock.To city and county leaders, the attack highlighted an urgent need to harden digital municipal infrastructure. It’s a subject that’s been at the forefront of public attention for the past few months, and one that federal leaders are tackling head on.
Johnson Controls has partnered with DigiCert to enable its OpenBlue digital solutions suite. The DigiCert PKI solution elevates operations within the Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) space to ensure that hardware, software and communication remains trusted throughout the lifecycle of the smart building. This approach brings modern PKI security as well as advanced expertise in managing digital certificates to provide device authentication and identity, data encryption and integrity for each component of the ecosystem.
New research for Forescout has revealed that connected devices continue to pose considerable and wide-reaching security risks to organizations across all sectors as many of these devices are still susceptible to both known and older vulnerabilities. Many critical devices – be that HVAC systems, power supply appliances or medical devices like infusion pumps – across all sectors can still be easily compromised using known vulnerabilities.
The virtual and physical realms are becoming increasingly enmeshed through the world of the Internet of Things. The rate of Internet connections is outpacing companies’ abilities to secure them. As a result, a large driver of cybercrime is the least-protected networks and systems found in the healthcare information technology world – building automation, or smart building technology.
Networking trends including SD-WAN, edge and 5G technology dominate the plans of IT executives and management as they look to develop efficient, bulletproof enterprise communications strategies for the future. Those trends and others such as network security, server consolidation and WAN optimization were cited as primary IT drivers of future investment, according to Network World’s 2020 State of the Network report.
Vodafone has launched Smart Vision, a suite of IoT smart surveillance solutions designed to enhance security and drive efficiencies for business and public sector applications.The solutions operate over Vodafone’s IoT network and are 5G ready and are suited to a range of sectors including security, construction, manufacturing, utilities, retail and the public sector.
According to TechRadar, “Around 380 undersea cables carry over 99.5% of all transoceanic data, running for 750,000 miles across the ocean floor. These fiber optic wires connect the massive data centers supporting cloud behemoths such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.” There are over 100 cable breaks per year. In developed countries, these breaks go largely unnoticed because of redundant systems. But in some places, a single fiber cable can supply internet for millions of people.
A new security method – developed for “multimode” glass fibers that can simultaneously carry multiple streams of data – is based on the quantum nature of light. Researchers used “wavefront shaping” to shape the light at the sender’s side so that the receiver gets the desired pattern.
The Senate companion to the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act is a critical step in securing our network and ensuring the integrity of the telecommunications supply chain as we usher in the 5G era. TIA applauds this decisive action to support efforts for the replacement of equipment that raises national security risks with equipment from trusted suppliers. By passing the Act, Congress is also sending a clear signal to the global industry that the U.S. will continue to lead the way on 5G security.