A leading Internet security expert is calling on the world's governments to reach nonaggression treaties covering cyberweapons. Eugene Kaspersky, chief of Kaspersky Lab, says malicious bugs and viruses are just as dangerous to their creators as to their intended targets, adding that the world's intelligence agencies need to increase cooperation to share data on potential threats.
Amazon Web Services could face a challenge from an IBM public-cloud tool for managing enterprise applications called Smart Cloud Enterprise+. IBM also unveiled IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, intended to uncover security threats and impending attacks.
Networking player Cisco has acquired Rohati Systems, a company launched by ex-Cisco engineers that developed an access-control device. The move is designed to enhance Cisco's network-security portfolio.