While most vendors have provided patches and workarounds to mitigate this security issue, I wanted to expand on wireless security overall. As a quick background, I have been in wireless for over 10 years and have seen lots of security methods come and go. I have dealt with network engineers that have told me they need to have complete security for the wireless, to which my response is “use a patch cord.” The thing to remember is that wireless is easy to attack, since the attacker does not need to be inside the facility, just within range of the wireless signal to perform the attack.
Cisco Spark is constantly evolving the features and applications it offers it’s users - the most recent being, Cisco Spark Care. Currently, Spark Care (K1 License) is an add on to the existing service. Spark Care is an easy to use web link that allows customers to contact businesses through their website, whether that be via message or their call back feature.
With all the recent media attention surrounding the cyber attacks of WannaCry and Petya, I can’t help but think about the various ways these attacks negatively affect businesses. It’s an important reminder that we need to not only protect ourselves from these attacks, but to also have a strong backup and recovery system in place as well.
I have been working in the computer technology industry for more than 15 years, often being described as a geek or a dreamer with my head in the clouds. However, I wear this title as a badge of honor because working in this field excites me. I, as well as so many other Gen Y babies, grew up seeing a great deal of rapid changes in technology firsthand. This prepared us to be comfortable with fast changes in technology. As I get older, I believe there are going to be even faster approaching technological advances with much more emphasis on the cloud.