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  • You are responsible for your own Internet privacy

    By Tom Kaneshige | 24 October, 2014 02:32

    Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to control the damage, Clinton admitted that he indeed experimented with the illegal drug but "didn't inhale." Imagine how history might have changed if a video of a glassy-eyed Clinton with a joint between his lips had shown up on Youtube (which, of course, didn't exist at the time).

  • Early user of VMware NSX net virtualization tool extols fine grain controls

    By John Dix | 26 June, 2014 04:09

    Canadian airline company WestJet is one of the earliest customers of VMware's NSX network virtualization tools, which initially reached for the tech to address a security issue. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently sat down with WestJet technologist Richard Sillito to learn what the company is learning about network virtualization and its broader NSX plans.

  • Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

    By Stephen Lawson | 31 May, 2014 04:56

    Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.

  • Interview: Sophos CEO, Kris Hagerman, on the channel, and a world of Cloud-based security

    By Allan Swann | 23 May, 2014 15:15

    Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman has overseen a year of super growth, which he claims is due to a new Cloud management platform, a channel first distribution model and the stumbling of the big security players.

  • How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

    By Taylor Armerding | 17 April, 2014 08:55

    Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

  • Connector Systems: Double-digit growth in Australia is a bare minimum

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 24 February, 2014 09:30

    Value-added distributor Connector Systems aims for double-digit growth in Australia as a ‘bare minimum’, and looks for acquisitions to strengthen its presence in the market. But that is just one part of the story.

  • Interview: Palo Alto Networks' founder and CTO, Nir Zuk

    By Allan Swann | 03 February, 2014 18:04

    Palo Alto founder and CTO, Nir Zuk, is a network security luminary who certainly doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to boxing his company’s rivals – after all, he has worked for most of them, and didn't enjoy the experience.

  • Interview: Symantec unveils new channel strategy

    By Allan Swann | 09 December, 2013 11:41

    As part of its worldwide reorganisation under CEO, Steve Bennett, Symantec will focus on the channel. Senior director Pacific channel sales, Klasie Holtzhausen, sat down with ARN to discuss the company’s new channel strategy in Australia, and the company’s plans heading into 2014.

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