IT Security costs too much, paying fines is much cheaper
Don’t let vendors sell you FUD and waste your money. Consider your risk and mitigations.
Introduction to DNS over HTTPS (DOH)
Supply chain safety is more than just implants
Unsurprisingly, Enterprise IT is preventing good encryption because their security devices suck
Deep dive into compromising firmware on Supermicro BMC
One element of the US Govt is supporting vendors in denying the Bloomberg article
A big article from Bloomberg claiming that certain custom manufactured models of Super Micro servers shipped with hardware implants of a company (Elemental) that was offering services to US Security agencies. This company was later sold to Amazon and sold services to a company later acquired by Apple for the Siri voice product. Bloomberg published a…
After panel session about the value of security, Simon said that we need more operations and better people operating the security that we already have. Thats one of Greg’s hot button issues so he got him in front of the camera to get a bit deeper on how Secrutiny does this and the sort results…
The problems begin when people don’t have imposter syndrome.
Geoff Huston asks the questions that other people don’t
Helpful post on difference between general compute and AI processing
We caught Mike Dvorkin during VMworld 2018 and got two minutes of his time to talk about container security.\
Could we see ARM based Apple MacBooks ?
Cisco and Arista have agreed to suspend (not end) their legal battle for a few years. Is there anything we can learn ? Link: Joint Statement – Agreement Resolving Litigation – https://blogs.cisco.com/news/protecting-innovation-litigation-update Cisco has been unable to land a ‘killing blow’ in the court case. Nearly all of the matters brought before the courts have…
Subscriptions increase selling price and profits for vendors. Customers don’t seem to realise.
The problems are behind us. Here is some self-abuse with a postmortem. As usual, RSS feeds fail to migrate cleanly.
We are migrating the Packet Pushers website to new hosting today. Most people will not notice the difference and everything will be normal. Key features are massive increase in performance, IPv6 support and SSL/TLS by default. HOWEVER …… Last time we enabled SSL/TLS on the site many podcast apps stopped working forcing a roll back….
Hard things are fun, boring things means boring,
Taking ownership of open source to replace vendor requests
What sort of Whitebox network ? Ethernet or X86 network appliance ?
Why Replacing The Fibre Optic Patch Lead Often Fixes Network Problems
You can be useful to your salary owner by understanding whats happening in the wider market. I use the example of understanding TLS 1.2/1.3 to explain why L4/L5/App firewalls are losing their value. If your job requires communication with non-technical roles (Mgrs, PMs, Execs) knowing about these trends and how they force vendors to behave…
The drive for SD-WAN and mobile phones degrades this position.
Google shutoff their ‘data centre’. No one to contact to get it back.