Why Passwords Won’t Die Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco Is the Case for SSDs/Flash Memory Overblown? “Professionalize” Information Security?

Why Passwords Won’t Die

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for ...

Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which recently announced some 18,000 job cuts, Cisco is planning a reorganization that will kick as many as 6,000 ...

Is the Case for SSDs/Flash Memory Overblown?

Solid-state drives (SSDs), which typically use NAND flash memory, offer a number of compelling advantages over their close competitor, hard-disk drives (HDDs). These benefits have ...

“Professionalize” Information Security?

Whatever the industry, you can always count on some voices calling for more government regulation—usually in the name of protecting consumers, securing infrastructure, stopping terrorism ...

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Why Passwords Won’t Die

August 19th, 2014

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for eliminating passwords is less clear than it may seem, and a headlong rush into an alternative could create more trouble than it resolves. All the Problems With Passwords Passwords as the primary authentication method (i.e., username plus password) suffer a number of problems, most of which have been covered ad nauseam in[...]

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Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

August 14th, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which recently announced some 18,000 job cuts, Cisco is planning a reorganization that will kick as many as 6,000 employees off the company’s rolls in the next year—about 8% of its staff. Despite a sky-high stock market and easing of other economic indicators like unemployment (but not labor force participation rate), uncertainty about the so-called recovery remains; thus, job cuts and restructuring are not necessarily unexpected. But Cisco’s stock buyba[...]


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