Author: Johna Till Johnson

Yeah, I'll admit it: I can be cranky. Very cranky. So when my colleague texted me and asked if I was planning to blog about the WannaCry ransomware attack last week, my response was approximately, "Big whoop. Ransomware happens all the time. People never learn.  I've been...

Over 80% of companies have started the journey to cloud, drawn by the promise of extreme agility, business responsiveness, scalability, and reliability. By and large, cloud services live up to these promises, but at what cost? From our hot-off-the-presses 2017/2018 Cloud and Networking Benchmark and...

You spend 110% of your workday solving problems for your company. But you also need to stay up to speed on emerging technologies, and how they'll change your job, and your company's business, in the next few years. Nemertes' "Out of the Lab" is your...

Cisco's recently announced decision to acquire SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million in cash and equity represents both a major validation of the SD-WAN technology space, and a thrown gauntlet to all other SD-WAN providers. Although Cisco has been heavily promoting its own iWAN SD-WAN...

"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." That's the phrase that kept running through my head as the folks from Acalvio prebriefed me on Deception 2.0, the second version of the company's advanced threat defense technology. The basic premise behind the company's...

[caption id="attachment_2159" align="alignright" width="300"] Darkside economics decouples genius from criminality[/caption] Another day, another ransomware: Security researchers at threat intelligence provider Recorded Future have uncovered Karmen, a ransomware app that is so easy-to-use that novices can set up and run it. Getting started with Karmen costs just...

As pretty much everyone on the planet knows by now, last week when footage of a passenger being forcibly removed from his seat by security at the request of United Airlines went viral, United's stock price imploded, slashing the company's market capitalization by $800 million....

Many companies are moving towards a DevOps model for developing and deploying software and infrastructure. DevOps is also a bellwether technology for organizations: Companies that have the most mature cloud and data center strategies are three times as likely to use DevOps as are companies...

The past few weeks have seen a spate of infrastructure-related cybersecurity vulnerabilities. On March 8th,  Apache released a critical vulnerability alert (CVE) regarding a significant vulnerability in its Struts 2.0 opensource enterprise Java framework, which is widely used in enterprise deployments.  The vulnerability permits remote code execution (RCE) in the framework; recommended mitigation strategies include upgrading the framework or changing implementations.