Tim GreeneNetwork World

Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.

Check Point Has Sights Set on 1Tbps Firewall

Check Point Software has new, heavy-duty security gateway hardware for data centers and service providers, including one chassis that will grow to support a 1Tbps firewall.

Black Hat: System Links Your Face to Your Social Security Number and Other Private Things

Soon it will be practicable to take someone's photo on a smartphone and within minutes know their Social Security number and a range of other private data.

How to Survive Black Hat and Defcon Without Getting Hacked -- Maybe

Some of the security experts gathering for conferences next week will test their break-in skills on their attendees.


Black Hat Pwnie Award Winner Will Be a Criminal

Law enforcement may be interested to see if anyone actually shows up to this year to accept the annual Pwnie Award for Epic Ownage at Black Hat, since all the nominees face possible criminal charges.

Avaya Offers Help Addressing Social-media Blowback

Avaya is betting businesses want to respond as quickly as possible to attacks and criticisms launched from Twitter, Facebook and blogs.

Hackers Near Graduation, Ready Attacks

The new Anonymous hacking school expects to release its first grads within a month, so watch for an effect on cybercrime.

Want an All-purpose Tablet? Avoid Cisco and Avaya

With Cisco finally saying it will charge $750 for its Cius tablet, there's a lot of comparisons being made between it and the iPad.