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China’s Quantum Net Advance Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Enterprise Security

Chinese companies actively productizing quantum key distribution, which pushes communications security to a new level Earlier this month, China’s official news agency Xinhua announced the launch of a secure quantum communications network between Shanghai and Beijing. The 2,000 kilometer (1,243 mile) backbone will be used for military and government communications, but also in commercial areas …

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Ransomware Grows Up, Goes After Data Centers

Attacks on enterprise infrastructure reach unprecedented scale and ransomware payload Think your data center is safe from ransomware attacks because the attackers only go after careless end users who click on malicious links or attachments? Guess again. One company that got hit recently is South Korean hosting firm Nayana, which was forced to pay about …

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VMware Builds Data Center Security into the Virtual Infrastructure

Anti-malware defenses are struggling to keep up with constant floods of new, fast-evolving attacks but one thing that could help is if the infrastructure itself had security built in. That’s the idea with VMware’s new AppDefense product, which lets companies restrict the types of operations allowed to applications running on virtualized servers. This kind of …

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What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Data Center Operators

The new  European General Data Protection Regulation  goes into effect next May and applies to any company, anywhere in the world, that collects sensitive data about European customers or employees. GDPR also comes with onerous breach notification requirements and high penalties for failing to comply, and data center operators may become prime targets for regulators’ …

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Quantum Computing Could Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete

Researchers at top university and corporate labs around the world are in a furious race to create the first practical, usable quantum computer. Quantum computers — which use quantum bits, or qubits — are capable of running computations impossible for existing technology. It promises to open up new possibilities in areas like medical research, artificial …

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