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December 19, 2012

Verizon Completes Critical Steps in Bringing Fiber-Optic Connectivity to Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK – Less than seven weeks after Hurricane Sandy, Verizon has finalized another important step in the transformation of the communications infrastructure of lower Manhattan by completing the installation of fiber-optic cables between the company’s two critical central switching offices there and buildings put out of service by the storm surge.

December 19, 2012

Authentication Attacks, Web Application Exploits Are Among Most Likely Threats Organizations Will Face in 2013, According to Verizon DBIR Researchers

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Although many security experts predict that the most likely data breach threats organizations will face in 2013 include cloud exploits, mobile device attacks and all-out cyber war, "Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report" researchers have reached a far different conclusion: The most likely threats involve authentication attacks and failures, continued espionage and "hacktivism" attacks, Web application exploits and social engineering.

December 5, 2012

Online Shoppers Are on the Recline This Holiday Season: The Couch and Bed Among Top Shopping Sites, PC Favorite Cybershopping Tool

NEW YORK - With less than three weeks until Christmas, the majority of U.S. consumers (87 percent) plan to avoid crowded stores and malls and plan to cybershop from the comfort and convenience of home, according to a new survey by Verizon.

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