What We’re Reading, Week of 4/12

Posted: April 15, 2010 in Highlights

PC World…
How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi
Reporter, Steven Andrés, paints a pretty clear picture of what can happen when you surf the net on public WiFi without securing your connection. He shares with us some helpful tips on how you can access your online information safely and securely. Encryption and VPN are recommended for both personal and business use. If you’re looking for a solution, check out the NCP Secure Entry Client.

Monitoring Devices Keep an Eye On Patient Health
This post explores the landscape of new and innovative technologies that the healthcare industry is adopting and rolling out. One of particular interest is remote monitoring devices, which allows physicians to observe their patients 24/7, transmit information to their electronic health record (EMR) and contact them if needed. While there are benefits to this new technology, security and HIPAA regulations raise a red flag to us.

Network World…
Reasons for supporting IPv6 continue to pile up
Carolyn Duffy Marsan reports that the Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced on Tuesday that only 8% of IPv4 addresses are left and are expected to run out in either 2011 or 2012. As a quick overview, IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and supports 4.3 billion devices connected directly to the Internet, and IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses and supports a virtually unlimited number of devices. The industry is not prepared for the switch or for the space to run out. NCP’s technology is currently supports IPv4 and IPv6.

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