In Part 1 of this series (Part One: Why are Branch Offices so Vulnerable?), I looked at some of the reasons why branch offices are so vulnerable to data breaches. In Part 2, (The changing face of malicious attacks), the topic was the new forms these attacks are taking. In Part 3, I’d like to talk about how the solution Cradlepoint has developed with Zscaler defeats these new attempts to access corporate networks.
Last year enterprise security experts discovered that, once hackers are able to break into less protected monolithic network segments, they can quickly “pivot” to access segments that contain valuable information. The result has been catastrophic for some of the biggest names in retailing.
As part of a renewed focus on law enforcement accountability and safety, President Obama petitioned Congress for the funds to buy more than 50,000 body cameras for police agencies nationwide. This represents a $75 million allocation for the lapel-mounted body cameras, and additional funds for hardware to support video capture, storage, and analytics.
In part two of this blog series, we will discuss the specific threats branch offices face, and why Cradlepoint has joined Zscaler to defeat these threats.
For any company, the ability to securely connect to the Internet and corporate networks is an essential part of everyday business. Security is even more critical, and often much harder, when a company’s business is transacted through hundreds or thousands of branch offices or remote locations.
To protect the entire enterprise, management must make sure that their branch office staff members, as well as their customers, do nothing that might compromise overall security.
Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager has proven itself to be a really good way to manage network connectivity for small-footprint distributed enterprises. Now transportation-related organizations like emergency services, police, shipping, metropolitan buses, school buses, taxis, and commercial fleets are discovering the benefits of NCM as well. One of the main reasons why is because NetCloud Manager makes the deployment, management, and monitoring of vehicle fleets very easy.
I’m very excited to announce that Cradlepoint introduced our new COR IBR1100 at the 2014 Euro Bus Expo, held 4 – 6 November 2014. The goal of Euro Bus is to highlight innovation in passenger transport—which makes it the perfect place to introduce this new series of compact, ruggedized 3G/4G/LTE mobile networking solutions.
Cradlepoint has watched with great interest as network operators’ deployments of 4G-LTE infrastructure have been gaining momentum in EMEA. Over the last several years, this momentum has resulted in savvy EMEA partners and customers contacting Cradlepoint’s USA operations for help in bringing the advantages of 4G-LTE networking solutions to the EMEA market.
Last week the OpenSSL project released an advisory that describes a new SSL vulnerability. Now commonly known as “POODLE” ("Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption"), this vulnerability is less dangerous that its predecessor, the Heartbleed bug—primarily because of the conditions needed to exploit it (see below).
In my previous blog post (7 Technologies that Impact PCI), I gave an overview of Steven Orfei’s presentation at the PCI Security Standards Council’s 2014 North American Community Meeting in Orlando, Florida. In this post, I’ll talk about another presentation from that same event.