Competitive Analysis

Who are your competitors? What do they offer? For which customers do you compete? What will you have to do to get customers to choose your business over theirs? By assessing the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors, you can develop both offensive and defensive strategies that will help you identify opportunities as well as threats to your business. An in-depth profile of competitors looks at each one's background, finances, products, markets, facilities, personnel and strategies.


World Cup Spurs Cyber-Attacks, Digital Protests

Cyber-criminals use the quadrennial soccer contest as a phishing lure for unsuspecting victims, while Anonymous supports domestic protesters by defacing Web sites and by launching denial-of-service attacks. More >

IPv6 Security: Not Scary, Unless It Is Ignored

The importance of transitioning from IPv4 - with its relatively small number of addresses - to the radically larger IPv6 scheme is well documented. The next big landmark is three months away. On More >

Evolving DDOS Attacks Blend in with Legit Traffic

It certainly is good news that AT&T included distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS) protection in the managed firewall service for small- and medium-size companies it introduced last month. More >

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Bogus Deals, Great Delivery Platforms

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Ciaran Bradley, the vice president of handset security products for AdaptiveMobile. On Dec. 19, the Irish security vendor released a report indicating that the U.S. was the victim of the most SMS spam in the world.

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Attacks Go Low and Slow

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Paul Sop, CTO, Prolexic. The company just released its latest Weather Report, which noted an increased in zombie-based peer-to-peer attacks.   Weinschenk: What's More >

Biometrics Recognizes Its Promising Future

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Patrick Audley, CTO, Cogneto. Last month, Cogneto launched a facial recognition system aimed at the banking industry.   Weinschenk: How would you characterize the More >

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