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Critical Infrastructure On Edge: Colonial Pipeline Is Only the Latest Example of the Massive Risks Associated with Attacks

Critical Infrastructure On Edge: Colonial Pipeline Is Only the Latest Example of the Massive Risks Associated with Attacks

This past week Colonial Pipeline company, which operates a pipeline that carries gasoline, diesel fuel, and natural gas along a 5,500-mile path from Texas to New Jersey, was forced to take itself offline after being attacked by a criminal cyber gang. The pipeline, which carries 2.5 million barrels a day, nearly 50% of the East Coast supply of diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel, is still working to restore service and gain access to their systems after the malicious cyberattack, while its four mainlines remain offline.

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Financial Services Companies Struggle With The Work from Home Digital Perimeter With Serious Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Financial Services Companies Struggle With The Work from Home Digital Perimeter With Serious Cyber Attacks on the Rise

When pandemic lockdowns turned many jobs into work-from-home almost overnight, some industries experienced relatively seamless transitions; however, the banking industry was not one of them. These institutions were forced to pivot from traditional office environments, but the switch to remote working came with an abundance of challenges, the most serious being cybersecurity.

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Securing Retail and POS Endpoints Efficiently

Securing Retail and POS Endpoints Efficiently

With physical retail re-opening, large retailers with hundreds or thousands of locations are rethinking their security strategies, especially when it comes to Point-of-Sale (POS) systems.

Retailers need reliable, resilient networks, as downtime leads to slow checkout lines and unhappy customers.

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Ushering in a New Era of Extreme Private Networking and Evolved Financial Extranets

Ushering in a New Era of Extreme Private Networking and Evolved Financial Extranets

As IP networking took off thirty years ago, and more high-speed connectivity became available around the world, financial institutions began to move their traffic off of complex, expensive circuit-based networks on to Internet Protocol private networks, made possible with technologies including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), a routing technique in telecom networks that directs data from one node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookups in a routing table and speeding traffic flows.

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Resilience in Motion

Resilience in Motion

Last weekend a number of people and businesses experienced widescale service disruption, network slowdowns, and other issues as a leading carrier grappled with significant challenges with their network.

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