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Spotlight: Nearly half surveyed say SDN may be too immature to be secure

If you give a group of C-suite executives a list of bad things to choose from and tell them to arrange them in order of bad-to-worse, like a tally of "Brady Bunch" episodes, does the one...

DNS governing body ICANN admits its systems are compromised

A security upgrade process just begun by ICANN on its zone domain transfer system revealed a compromise whose signature implies the hacker knew what he or she was doing.

Internet of Things presents solution to single sign-on

If you're scared by the idea of a central server out there in the world granting you access to your company network, maybe you'd feel easier with your company network granting you access to the world.

Yubico puts FIDO's second authentication factor in your pocket

The era of logging onto the Web using a real, physical key may have just begun. Of course, if things start to get cumbersome and that key is easily bypassed, it may have just ended.

Ping Identity engineer: On second thought, passwords may be okay

One of the objectives that the FIDO Alliance 1.0 Specification sets forth is to strengthen authentication through a choice of multiple factors. And one of its compromises is allowing passwords to be one factor.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 5, the uncertain future of identity

It remains the conversation we're afraid to have: the one that leads us to the conclusion that the only way to secure our communications is with a system that reliably identifies us.

FIDO 1.0: The first solid volley in the war to kill passwords

A coalition of major providers, many of whom have been burned by security breaches, proposes a standard for gaining authenticated access over the Web. Hopefully the Web's still around when the standard's adopted.

Box launches partner program to gain user trust

Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration company Box announced the launch of a new program called  Box Trust  that's designed to boost, well, customer trust in its service. Box isn't going at it alone in this new venture, however. They've brought a collection of 19 partners along for the ride, including such notable companies as Symantec, Recommind, OpenDNS and Splunk.

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 6, Internet governance lacks vision

If the Internet is an extension of people's freedom of expression, and freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, then why must that right necessarily be encumbered by bureaucracy?

Leveraging GPUs for virtual desktops: Dell and Wyse attempt high-performance VDI

Could the Sony Pictures Studios leak of intellectual property have been prevented had the company's various outsourced producers been able to access Sony's network directly? Dell makes an interesting case.