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Guest Blog Post from Kent Woodruff on Internet World

Post Heartbleed, those of us involved in network security could take a lesson from the CDC. One of the biggest barriers to stopping the repeated threats of an Avian Flu pandemic is the resistance on the part of many nations to share information when the flu takes hold in their country. We saw this in May 2013 when China refused to release English-language versions of relevant statistics and facts about an outbreak in their country of a new bird flu called H7N9.

In the Wake of Heartbleed Part 1: Three Observations

Now that the dust has settled in the aftermath of the Heartbleed bug, I thought it might be useful to summarize some of the things Cradlepoint learned and did that will help us better protect our clients in the future.  Let me be clear that Cradlepoint acted swiftly to resolve the issues created by Heartbleed as soon as the vulnerability was discovered. I’ll talk about the remediation steps we took in my next post.

Cradlepoint Joins Non-Profit Cloud Security Organization

Cradlepoint recently announced that we’ve joined the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance), a not-for-profit organization that helps promote the use of best practices for security within cloud computing. As we noted in our press release, our participation within the alliance aligns our cloud-based management solution, NetCloud Manager, with an industry-accepted security framework.

Network Security Part 2: How a Monolithic Network Opened the Door to Target Data

On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, Target revealed that data from 40 million of its customers’ credit and debit card accounts had been accessed by hackers. I’d like to discuss how and why this happened. But before I do, I want to make it clear that I’m not singling out Target as having done anything wrong. I’m using what happened to them simply to illustrate the kind of situation many companies are facing—even those with very good security systems and personnel.

Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager: Keep Your Stakeholders on the Same Page

Part of a network manager’s job is to make sure the stakeholders in your projects understand what you are doing, why you’re doing it, and how well it’s working. NetCloud Manager provides you with the data to support what you’re doing—and it helps you communicate that information to people who may not feel comfortable diving deep inside the data.