Key developments related to the security of communications networks and applications.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
"What is? Is. What was? Will be. What will be was, but will be again." - Arnold Horshack
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2018
UK government authorities have taken a leaf out of the US rulebook and warned the country's telcos off using equipment and services from Chinese vendor ZTE.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Oracle is leading a Washington push to stop Amazon Web Services (AWS) from winning a lucrative Defense Department contract that will be awarded in the coming months, ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Cloudflare is using a wall of lava lamps in its San Francisco office as a random-number generator, which is essential to secure encryption.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Connecting legacy apps to the Internet is a challenge for enterprises moving to the cloud, and Cloudflare wants to help with the security part of that process, as ...
By Andrew Froehlich, 4/12/2018
When it comes to handling the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are two vastly different schools of thought. Some shrug off GDPR and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/12/2018
The wait is over. With hundreds of entries analyzed, scrutinized and debated, the shortlists for this year's Leading Lights awards have been published. And what a ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google helps cut data use in Africa; Deutsche Telekom invests in Israeli IoT startup; Nokia and Telia put the 5G into Industry 4.0.
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/11/2018
Cisco and Juniper are stepping up their cloud security rivalry, fleshing out their competing cloud security services with new capabilities, extending from the public ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/10/2018
IBM is building mainframe features for security and machine learning into slimmed-down chassis that fit in standard data center racks, for a new generation of cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
As good encryption has become a commodity that is easily bought or leased, ransomware attacks have become easier and more lucrative. That's why ransomware attacks ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/4/2018
Amazon is looking to make it easier for cloud operators to secure their services, with new tools for managing secrets, certificates, firewall policies and compliance ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
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Cybercrime: More Like Facebook's Model Than Traditional Criminal Enterprise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/23/2018
As the global economy has changed, so has cybercrime, which resembles something ...
It's the People: 5 Reasons Why SOC Can't Scale
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/23/2018
There are always more security alerts and threats to respond, but the answer ...
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Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/23/2018
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a ...
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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