October 2017 - In the Boxing Ring & Network Box Focus


In the Boxing Ring


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3 October 2017 - Welcome to the October 2017 edition of ‘In the Boxing Ring’.


This month, Network Box USA’s CTO, Pierluigi Stella, talks about WannaCry & NSA, and how they’re connected. Back in 2013, Edward Snowden revealed the unlawful collection of private information by the NSA (National Security Agency). They also did not disclose any vulnerabilities they found in security products to vendors, so they could exploit them for their own gain, and stored this information on their secured network. Fast-forward to today, and we are now seeing the effect of this. Hackers were able to steal their information about these security vulnerabilities, and used them for their own malicious purposes. The WannaCry outbreak is just one of the many results because of this. The issue could have been avoided if the NSA disclosed the information to security vendors, or did not keep such information, in the first place. This is discussed in further detail, on pages 2 to 3.


On page 4, we highlight the features and fixes to be released in this month’s patch Tuesday for Network Box 5. 


Finally, we are proud to announce that Network Box won in the categories of Unified Threat Management and Managed Security Services in this year’s BizIT Excellence Awards. In addition, Network Box USA was at ASIS 2017; Network Box Australasia attended the Canterbury Tech Summit 2017; and Network Box Managing Director, Michael Gazeley, was interviewed by the South China Morning Post about the recent Blueborne threat.


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Network Box Focus


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This month's highlights include:

  • Network Box wins BizIT Excellence Awards 2017
  • Network Box USA: ASIS 2017
  • Network Box Australasia: Canterbury Tech Summit 2017
  • Network Box Hong Kong: SCMP Interview


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