Stories by Neal Weinberg

Is SDN your next security nightmare?

The big buzzword in networking these days is Software-Defined Networking (SDN), a de-coupling of the data plane and the control plane that allows you to manage physical devices via a software-based controller sitting on a general purpose server.

Neal Weinberg | 28 Feb | Read more

10 top tests of 2013

Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

Neal Weinberg | 11 Dec | Read more

How to blunt spear phishing attacks

According to Allen Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks are the result of successful spear phishing. In other words, somebody received an email and either clicked on a link or opened a file that they weren't supposed to.

Neal Weinberg | 06 Mar | Read more

Two-factor authentication: Hot technology for 2008

We've known for a long time that requiring just a user name and password to get on the network or to access personal information on a Web site isn't the tightest security posture, but there weren't a lot of good alternatives, and there wasn't that much pressure to change.

Neal Weinberg | 15 Jan | Read more

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