A slew of US tech companies have been dropped from China's Ministry of Finance's approved government procurement list, including Apple, McAfee, Citrix Systems and Cisco Systems, Reuters reported.
A serious vulnerability affecting the software of some of Cisco's routing hardware systems for telecommunications and Internet service providers could be exploited to mount DoS attacks, the company has announced in a security advisory.
Attackers have become more proficient at taking advantage of gaps in security to evade detection and conceal malicious activity, according to Cisco.
Critical company data is at risk in the UK as a result of organizations focusing their IT security policies and resources more on external threats, such as cybercriminals and hackers, and not enough on education and awareness of potential threats from within the business, according to Cisco.
As 2014 comes to a close, many of us are beginning to look ahead at the expected trends for the coming year.
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