Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

IBM set to spin-off managed service business to focus on hybrid cloud

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco took the wraps off several products aimed at helping fibre channel customers increase the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management

Cisco/AppDynamics upgrade broadens DevOps role in app management

Cisco’s AppDynamics this week rolled out a developer toolkit that will let corporate development teams quickly build and measure the business impact of Web and mobile applications.

5 questions for new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

5 questions for new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair – Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper. Cooper will be the first woman to hold the position as the standards-setting body continues its work to...

Juniper extends its data center interconnect options

Juniper extends its data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

Juniper battles Cisco and Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Juniper battles Cisco and Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Helping customers transform their enterprise environments to the cloud is the driving strategy behind new software, switches and services introduced this week from Juniper Networks.

Dell/EMC, SnapRoute reinforce OpenSwitch networking features

Dell/EMC, SnapRoute reinforce OpenSwitch networking features

Linux Foundation open source project gets network control boost with new features from Dell EMC and SnapRoute.

Cisco bolsters Spark collaboration with Worklife acquisition

Cisco bolsters Spark collaboration with Worklife acquisition

Cisco Spark helps users in real-time track calendars, create agenda templates, and collaborate on note-taking.

Juniper swallows silicon photonics player Aurrion

Cisco, Intel, IBM, Mellanox use silicon photonics to better handle video streaming and traffic from data center to data center.

Network security primer: Access control

Network security primer: Access control

Access control is a complicated technology that’s key to strong security.

Sophos synchronizes endpoint, network security

Sophos Security Heartbeat endpoint software and the firm’s new XG Firewall detect threats, remediate problems.

IBM unbolts vast threat database to fight cybercrimes

IBM offers third-party threat data and real-time indicators of live attacks, which could combat cybercrimes.

IBM: Mobile app security stinks

An IBM/Ponemon study released today found large companies, including many in the Fortune 500 aren’t properly securing mobile apps they build for customers nor their corporate and BYOD mobile devices.

Federal IT projects need critical care

Watchdogs at GAO put government IT project on High Risk List.

Feds to private businesses: Cough up your cyber intelligence

Feds to private businesses: Cough up your cyber intelligence

Corporations will be asked to contribute cyber intelligence to a new federal agency tasked with analyzing threat data culled from as many public and private sources as possible in order to more quickly spot attacks and attribute them...

IRS imposter complaints up more than 2,300% in 2014, says FTC

FTC says taxpayer ID theft scams also at all-time high.

FBI and IRS warn of pervasive, maddening business, consumer scams

FBI says man-in-the-middle e-mail scam cost victims $214M; IRS says phone scam has 3,000 victims who’ve paid over $14M.

IBM: Retail attacks down, but when they hit cyber-attackers get more

In 2014 unauthorized access via Secure Shell Brute Force was most trendy attack; Shellshock as well as POS malware such as BlackPOS, Dexter, vSkimmer, Alina and Citadel were also prevalent.

FBI: The top 3 ways Congress could help fight tenacious cyber threats

FBI cyber exec, details to GameOver Zeus malware, data breaches, botnets and attacks on eBay, Sony, J.P. Morgan Chase.

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