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12 Most Powerful Internet of Things Companies

  IT pro gets prison for sabotaging ex-employer's system | Cisco unveils security-product barrage at Cisco Live Conference

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12 Most Powerful Internet of Things Companies
  Billions of connected devices means billions in revenue for these companies. Read More

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IT Agility: How Do You Stack Up?
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IT pro gets prison for sabotaging ex-employer's system
A former network engineer for oil and gas company EnerVest has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty in January to sabotaging the company's systems badly enough to disrupt its business operations for a month. Read More

Cisco unveils security-product barrage at Cisco Live Conference
Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) technology, known as FireAMP, is already supported in its firewalls and e-mail gateways, but now the company is making AMP available as a standalone product. Read More

How GE uses social tools to support its digital strategies
Rich Narasaki is global manager, digital marketing in the GE corporate global brand marketing group and, as such, works with and supports the digital strategy efforts of the company's eight primary business divisions. While not a member of the IT team, Narasaki works with IT and marketing constantly, so Network World Editor in Chief John Dix tracked him down to get his perspective on how digital strategy plays out in such a huge operation. Read More

FBI not changing the rules when hiring 2,000 hackers: Stoners need not apply
FBI Director James Comey needs to hire 2,000 agents to fight cybercrime, but the agency is having problems finding applicants who are not also potheads. The FBI employment drug policy says applicants can't have smoked pot in the last three years. Read More

Blackshades: The script kiddies lament
News broke this week that a massive global raid had taken place over two days which comprised of 359 coordinated searches in 16 countries and there were apparently 80+ arrests as a result. Why? Well apparently all of the aforementioned targets had a copy of the Blackshades remote access trojan or RAT. Read More

Hackers hit eBay database containing personal info, users asked to change passwords
EBay is asking users to change their passwords after attackers gained unauthorized access to eBay's corporate network, compromising a database containing encrypted passwords and other personal data. Read More

How VMware sees OpenStack as a standard
VMware is not necessarily known as a company that thoroughly embraces open source, but one of its top CTOs says OpenStack could play an important role as a standard in the cloud computing market. Read More

Apple to reveal iOS 8, OS X 10.10 June 2 at 10 a.m. keynote
Apple will again kick off its developer conference with a keynote, where top-tier executives, including CEO Tim Cook, will tout the newest versions of iOS and OS X, and likely introduce new hardware. Read More

Windows XP on the police fingerprint scanner: What could possibly go wrong?
I couldn't resist taking a photo of this fingerprint scanner station while touring our suburban Boston police station during an open house. No really, I was there for an open house. And yes really, that's Windows XP running on the machine, which sits just outside the jail cells. (Note the artistic capturing of the handcuffs reflection in the monitor screen.) Read More

Tech's top-paid CEOs
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