Daily Archives: June 12, 2018

Cisco Releases New Developer Capabilities Across Its Intent-Based Networking Platform

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CISCO LIVE — Cisco today announced that it has released new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform. These advancements underscore Cisco’s continued progress in delivering an open, programmable platform that spans the entire network, from campus to data center, branch to edge. By providing an open network, Cisco is empowering 500,000 developers, 60,000 partners and three million network engineers to innovate upon the platform.

Intent-based networking represents a fundamental shift in the way networks are built and managed. Moving away from the manual, time-intensive methods by which networks are traditionally managed, these modern networks capture business intent and translate it into network policies. These policies are then automatically activated across the entire infrastructure, with the assurance that the business intent was delivered as planned.

“Intent-based networking represents the next generation of open, IP-based systems that we’ve seen can change the actual fabric of society,” said David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business. “Cisco is building an open architecture that will power an ecosystem to accelerate intent-based networking innovation. Already, our customers and partners are creating value from their networks in ways they thought weren’t possible as recently as one year ago.”

Announcing the DNA Center platform
Today, Cisco is releasing new developer tools and open APIs into Cisco DNA™ Center — the command and control center for campus, branch and edge intent-based networks. DNA Center turns the network from a combination of hardware devices into a single system. With the availability of network-wide APIs, Cisco now allows developers to easily program this system, tapping into all of the analytics and insight the network can provide.

With a rich API catalog, DNA Center allows customers to protect and inform their business like never before.

Elevating network intelligence into business operations: DNA Center helps enable developers to program the network as a single system through intent-based APIs. Now, developers can more easily create a new generation of network-aware applications, and partners can integrate the network into business processes.

Streamline IT processes across functions: DNA Center helps enable network IT administrators to exchange information to automate processes across IT systems through software adapters. Now, IT can move resources from operation to innovation.

Managing multi-vendor networks: DNA Center gives developers and partners the flexibility to support multi-vendor networks via a software developer kit (SDK). This allows customers to simplify the complexity of heterogeneous networks and manage them consistently, as a single system.

Already, 15 Cisco partners have built innovative solutions on the DNA Center platform and are demonstrating them at Cisco Live.

Announcing the largest developer community for intent-based networking
Cisco is also announcing that its developer community, DevNet, has surpassed 500,000 members. In building this large and active community, Cisco has introduced a new source of innovation as the network becomes increasingly programmable.

Today, Cisco is announcing three new developer initiatives to fuel its innovation ecosystem:

  • DevNet Ecosystem Exchange makes it easy to find and share an application or solution built for Cisco platforms. Business leaders and developers alike can use this online portal to discover partner solutions that span all Cisco platforms and products. It contains over 1,300 solutions.
  • DevNet Code Exchange gives developers a place to access and share software to quickly build next-generation applications and workflow integrations. A curated list of sample code, adaptors, tools, and SDKs is available on GitHub and written by Cisco and the DevNet community. Code Exchange spans Cisco’s entire portfolio and is organized according to Cisco platform and product areas.
  • DevNet DNA Developer Center is a one-stop-shop for developers to build applications and integrations on the DNA Center platform. It provides comprehensive resources, capabilities, use cases and learning materials for developers.

Availability, Services and Support

  • The new DNA Center capabilities are scheduled to be available during the summer of 2018. Customers can purchase these new capabilities from Cisco and its partners via existing subscription offers.
  • DevNet’s Ecosystem Exchange, Code Exchange, and DNA Developer Center are available now.
  • Cisco and its partners offer a full lifecycle of services to help customers streamline the journey to truly intent-based networks.

Additional Information

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Radware Survey Finds Majority of Companies Paid a Hacker’s Ransom Over the Past Year

Businesses Face Increasing Legal and Technology Challenges When Securing Their Networks

MAHWAH, N.J., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radware® (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report. For the first time in the survey’s five-year history, a majority of executives (53%) reported paying a hacker’s ransom following a cyber-attack. This comes as technology and privacy concerns present greater challenges in improving overall security posture.

“A ransom payment may make the problem go away for now, but these types of responses won’t drive a business forward,” said Anna Convery-Pelletier, Chief Marketing Officer at Radware. “A reactionary security strategy limits an organization’s ability to secure customer data, protect their brand’s reputation, and achieve business goals. Investing in appropriate security solutions is no longer simply an IT expense, it is fundamental to a business’ long term success.”

According to the report, 69% of executives said that their company faced a ransom attack in the past year, compared with only 14% noting so in 2016. Meanwhile, two-thirds of executives (66%) report a lack of confidence in their network security, admitting their networks are penetrable by hackers.

Beyond more frequent ransom payments, organizations are facing significant consequences and concerns related to cyber-attacks. In a sign that consumers will not accept data breaches, 41% of executives noted their organization faced legal action from customers following a breach. At the same time, executives stated that their biggest concerns associated with cyber-attacks are customer loss (41%) and brand reputation loss (34%).

In the midst of all this, organizations still struggle to implement tools that would drastically improve their cybersecurity posture. While more than one in three (35%) executives noted that encrypted attacks would be detrimental to their organization, 41% reported that they continue to review the legalities of decrypting traffic on their network, a process needed to significantly reduce the threat of encrypted threats.

In addition, Radware’s 2018 Executive Application & Network Security Report revealed:

Have we reached an automation tipping point? The complexity of networks and changing attack vectors have led companies to invest in automated and machine-learning security tools. Over the past two years, 71% of executives report shifting network security spending to investments in automated security.

Gaps between clouds create major security risk. More than 90% of executives report using multiple public and private cloud environments as part of their companies’ IT infrastructure, and most companies host up to 50% of their business applications in the cloud. C-suite executives clearly understand that dispersing their network across multiple public and private clouds introduces security risks however. The vast majority of respondents (96%) are very or somewhat concerned about network vulnerabilities created by using multiple clouds.

“Businesses are trying to increase operational efficiency by moving to cloud infrastructure,” continued Convery-Pelletier. “Spreading apps across the cloud can increase network agility, improve scalability, and manage cost. However, most organizations only secure the individual cloud environments, and without looking at securing the network as a whole, they create gaps between the clouds.”

Executives reveal their most detrimental security threats: 38% of executives report daily or weekly attacks. Executives feared social engineering (38%), Ransomware (38%) and Malware (37%) as the most detrimental to their business, followed closely by IoT botnet powered DDoS attacks (35%), and Encrypted (35%) attacks.

Nation state attacks motivate security upgrades for American organizations. U.S. executives in particular were more likely than their peers in EMEA and APAC to say that attacks by nation-states have influenced security changes. More than half of U.S. executives pointed to nation-state threats as a motivator, while just 30% in the APAC region, and 41% in the EMEA region said so.

Companies react when peers are attacked. Approximately 61% of executives said that watching attacks on peer companies influenced their decision to change security policy. Almost as many, 59%, said attacks on their own organizations had prompted changes in their security posture.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the views and insights from more than 200 senior leaders at organizations across the globe. To read the full report on the survey’s findings, download it here.

Methodology:

On behalf of Radware, Merrill Research surveyed 232 executives from across the globe. To participate in the 2018 Executive Application & Network Security respondents were required to be a company with at least 250 million USD/EUR/GBP/RMB in revenue and hold a title of senior vice president level or higher. By design, the survey required at least half respondents to be C-level executives, though this year’s research attracted far more C-level corporate leaders. About half of the companies in the survey have 1,000 to 9,999 employees, averaging about 3,700. American respondents skewed highest in average number of employees at nearly 4,300.

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SPi Global เข้าซื้อ Scope e-Knowledge Center

กรุงมะนิลา ฟิลิปปินส์ วันที่, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — บริษัท SPi Global ซึ่งเป็นผู้นำด้านเทคโนโลยีเนื้อหา และโซลูชันเนื้อหาในตลาด ที่ให้บริการด้านข้อมูลและความเชี่ยวชาญเฉพาะด้าน (SME) ให้กับหลายอุตสาหกรรม ประกาศในวันนี้ว่า บริษัทได้ทำธุรกรรมเพื่อซื้อ Scope e-Knowledge Center ซึ่งเป็นผู้ให้บริการด้านความรู้เฉพาะทางสำหรับผู้จัดพิมพ์และผู้ให้บริการข้อมูล เรียบร้อยแล้ว   Scope เป็นหนึ่งในห้าบริษัทที่อยู่ภายในกลุ่มบริษัท Quatrro ซึ่งส่วนใหญ่มุ่งเน้นในการสร้าง ติดตั้งและใช้ประโยชน์แพลตฟอร์มและเทคโนโลยีในอุตสาหกรรมต่างๆ

“การซื้อ Scope เป็นส่วนหนึ่งในแผนกลยุทธ์ของเรา ที่จะขยายและกลายเป็นผู้นำด้านเทคโนโลยีเนื้อหาและความรู้ การซื้อธุรกิจครั้งนี้จะเสริมสร้างความพยายามอย่างต่อเนื่องของเราในการสร้างโซลูชันที่ดีเยี่ยมสำหรับการค้นหาข้อมูลและเนื้อหาอัจฉริยะในการจัดพิมพ์ STM การดูแลสุขภาพ และกลุ่มเนื้อหาระดับมืออาชีพที่หลากหลาย นี่คือการพัฒนาที่น่าตื่นเต้นสำหรับลูกค้า พนักงาน และคู่ค้าของเรา” นาย Ratan Datta ประธานและซีอีโอ ของ SPi Global กล่าว

Scope เป็นบริษัทที่ให้บริการด้านความรู้ชั้นนำ ซึ่งให้โซลูชั่นด้านเนื้อหาและข้อมูลแก่ผู้จัดพิมพ์ ผู้ให้บริการข้อมูล และสมาคมวิชาชีพทั่วโลก และได้ตอบสนองความต้องการของลูกค้ามากกว่า 100 ราย ในเวลากว่าสามทศวรรษที่ผ่านมา นับตั้งแต่การก่อตั้งเมื่อปี พ.ศ. 2530 ด้วยเทคโนโลยีที่ล้ำยุคสำหรับการค้นหาข้อมูล บริษัทได้สร้างชื่อเสียงในด้านอนุกรมวิธานและออนโทโลยี สาระสังเขปและดรรชนี โซลูชั่นทางวิทยาศาสตร์สุขภาพ และบริการฐานข้อมูล บริการเหล่านี้ถูกดำเนินงานโดยผู้เชี่ยวชาญกว่า 1,100 คน ซึ่งทำงานในศูนย์ต่างๆ ของบริษัทในเมืองเชนไนและเมืองเซเลม ประเทศอินเดีย

“ในฐานะเป็นหนึ่งในบริษัทที่ก้าวหน้าที่สุดในอุตสาหกรรมนี้ ทักษะ ความรู้ และความสามารถของ Scope จะเป็นการเสริมสร้างให้ SPi Global การรวมตัวกันจึงถือเป็นก้าวสำคัญในกลยุทธ์ของเรา และเราเชื่อว่า การที่ SPi เข้าถึงได้อย่างกว้างขวางในตลาดเนื้อหาและภูมิศาสตร์ที่แตกต่างกัน ทำให้นี่เป็นการดำเนินการที่ดีสำหรับเรา” นาย Tram Venkatraman ประธานของ Scope เปิดเผย

“ด้วย Scope อยู่ใน SPi Global ตอนนี้ เรามุ่งหวังที่จะใช้ประโยชน์จากจุดแข็งและวิสัยทัศน์ที่ร่วมกัน เพื่อเพิ่มมูลค่าให้กับลูกค้ามากขึ้น การดำเนินการครั้งนี้ยังช่วยให้เราสามารถนำเสนอโซลูชั่นต่างๆ ที่เป็นนวัตกรรมใหม่ๆ เพื่อรองรับตลาดที่มีอยู่และตลาดใหม่ และเสริมสร้างฐานะเป็นผู้นำอุตสาหกรรมของเรา” นาย Datta กล่าวเพิ่ม

เกี่ยวกับ SPi Global 

SPi Global เป็นผู้นำด้านเทคโนโลยีเนื้อหา และโซลูชันเนื้อหาในตลาด ที่ให้บริการด้านข้อมูลและความเชี่ยวชาญเฉพาะด้าน (SME) ให้กับหลายอุตสาหกรรม อย่างเช่น การจัดพิมพ์ การเงิน สุขภาพและวิทยาศาสตร์เพื่อชีวิต สื่อและการค้าปลีก การวิจัย การเรียนรู้ และบริษัทเอกชน  โดยการใช้ประโยชน์จากความเชี่ยวชาญที่ลึกซึ้ง และแพลตฟอร์มเทคโนโลยีที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ บริษัทกำลังนำเสนอนวัตกรรมล้ำสมัยสำหรับการค้นหา เพิ่มคุณค่า และเปลี่ยนแปลงเนื้อหาและข้อมูลอันมีโครงสร้างและไม่มีโครงสร้าง

ด้วยฐานลูกค้าที่มีอยู่ใน 30 ประเทศทั่วโลก SPi Global กำลังให้บริการต่างๆ อันที่สามารถเปลี่ยแปลงนธุรกิจ จาก 19 ศูนย์ทั่วโลก ทรัพยากรที่มาจากหลายภูมิภาคของบริษัท ประกอบด้วยพนักงานกว่า 14,700 คน ที่ทำงานอยู่ในหกประเทศ คือ ฟิลิปปินส์ อินเดียสหรัฐฯ จีน นิการากัว และเวียดนาม

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ติดต่อ:
Celeste Ilagan 
รองประธานอาวุโส
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US continue sanctions on Russian citizens, entities

The US Department of Treasury on Monday imposed sanctions on 3 Russian individuals and 5 entities, accusing them of providing material and technological support to Moscow’s intelligence service in an effort to conduct cyber attacks against the US.

The Department said in a statement that the sanctioned entities and individuals have directly contributed to improving Russia’s cyber and underwater capabilities through their work with the Russian Federal Security Service and therefore jeopardize the safety and security of the US and its allies.

The US Department of Treasury blamed Russia for last year’s NotPetya malware attack targeting the US’s electricity network and unilaterally accused Russia of spying the US’s underwater information cable network.

Source: VOV5

Hanoi: 1,200 people to join yoga performance

More than 1,200 people in Hanoi will join a yoga protocol performance at the Indoor Gymnasyum in Nam Tu Liem district on Saturday in response to International Day of Yoga, which falls on June 21.

The information was revealed by Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish at a press conference on the fourth International Day of Yoga 2018 (IDY 2018) in Hanoi on Monday.

IDY 2018, to be organized by the Embassy of India in Hanoi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Hanoi, aims to improve Vietnamese people’s health and life quality.

This year’s event will take place in 11 cities and provinces from June 16 to July 15.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam Passes Sweeping New Cybersecurity Law

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved a new cybersecurity law that human rights activists say will stifle freedom of speech.

The law will require online content providers such as Google and Facebook to remove content deemed offensive by authorities within 24 hours, and store the personal data of its customers on servers based in Vietnam, and to open offices in the Communist-run country.

Clare Agar, Amnesty International’s director of global operations, issued a statement denouncing Tuesday’s passage of the law. Agar said “the online space was a relative refuge” within Vietnam’s “deeply repressive climate” where people could go to share ideas and opinions “with less fear of censure by the authorities.”

The new law now means “there is no safe place left,” Agar said.

The United States and Canada urged Vietnam to delay passage of the bill, citing concerns it could pose “obstacles to Vietnam’s cybersecurity and digital innovation future.”

The Vietnam Digital Communication Association says the law could reduce the country’s gross domestic product by 1.7 percent, and wipe out 3.1 percent of foreign investment.

Vo Trong Viet, the head of the government’s defense and security committee, acknowledged that requiring content providers to open data centers inside Vietnam would increase their costs, but said it was necessary ensure the country’s cybersecurity.

Source: Voice of America

Vietnam, Mozambique boost agricultural cooperation

Vietnam treasures relations with Mozambique and wants to increase bilateral cooperation in key areas, particularly agriculture, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang.

At Monday’s conference on Vietnam-Mozambique agricultural partnership in Maputo, Mr. Hoang said Vietnam is ready to further collaborate with Mozambique and other African countries and international organizations to secure food safety and raise local people’s living standard.

Mozambique Agricultural and Food Security Minister Higino Francisco de Marrule said Mozambique encourages Vietnamese enterprises to invest in agriculture. He said Mozambique is implementing new policies to attract foreign investments into its agriculture production and processing.

Source: VOV5