Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

The five biggest worries about mobile data

When companies consider rolling out mobile-data applications, several issues always come up that strike fear in the hearts of CIOs, who don't want to make major investments in an emerging technology that later proves to be unreliable, insecure or pro...

How close is World War 3.0?

When the Estonian government was hit with major, sustained denial-of-service attacks this spring, the headlines screamed that it was the first incident of modern cyber warfare.

Security top concern for new IETF chair

Russ Housley is the first chair of the IETF with a particular expertise in network security. Housley, who runs consulting firm Vigil Security, has been active in the IETF for nearly 20 years and helped write early e-mail security and public key infra...

ARIN warns of IPv4 address depletion

The IPv6 movement got a boost in May when the American Registry for Internet Numbers announced it would actively encourage migration to IPv6. ARIN distributes blocks of IP addresses to service providers and enterprises based in North America. Other ...

ISS founder in 3D venture in wake of buyout

Whatever happened to Christopher Klaus, the cybersecurity whiz who founded Internet Security Systems and sold it to IBM last year for US$1.3 billion? Today, he's spending most of his time in a virtual world called Kaneva. He recently spoke with Senio...

Sexy content may get dedicated home in cyberspace

A controversial proposal to create a special domain for pornographic content on the Internet -- dubbed the .xxx domain -- appears to be gaining momentum after years of on-again, off-again negotiations with the Internet's technical coordinating body.

Sexy content may get dedicated home in cyberspace

A controversial proposal to create a special domain for pornographic content on the Internet -- dubbed the .xxx domain -- appears to be gaining momentum after years of on-again, off-again negotiations with the Internet's technical coordinating body.

IE 7 drives foreign language domain names

Microsoft's latest release of Internet Explorer will drive demand for internationalized domain names, according to industry experts who are predicting a sharp increase in sales of foreign language domain names. That's because IE 7 has built-in suppor...

Why Enum matters to VOIP peering

Behind the scenes in VOIP peering services is Enum, a protocol that translates telephone numbers to related IP addresses. Most VOIP peering services use Enum databases to connect telephone calls from one VOIP network to another and to keep the traffi...

Study: IPv6 features wanted, but ROI seen lacking

IT professionals are interested in the additional authentication and security services built into IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol. However, few IT shops have committed to migrating to IPv6 because it ...

ICANN accepts bids to operate .net registry

The contest to operate the Internet's .net domain has begun, with four leading domain name service providers submitting bids to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers by the midnight Tuesday deadline.

Flash upgrade improves Web site accessibility

Macromedia Monday unveiled new versions of its Flash multimedia player and authoring software that work with screen readers, a move that Web site accessibility advocates say is a boon to disabled users of the Internet.

Secure IM software proliferates

The market for secure, business-grade instant messaging software is picking up steam, with several start-ups now offering packages that automatically encrypt real-time chat sessions between users. However, these packages do not yet offer secure commu...

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