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Nick Feamster Provides Operators, Engineers, and Students with the Tools to Understand How the Internet is Glued Together Who is Nick Feamster? Dr. Nick Feamster is known in the Internet Operations community as one of our primary source of great talent, research that pushes the Industry forward, a deep-dive investigation into security issues on the Read More

Hardware & Software Vulnerabilities are Guaranteed

The long years of experience have taught me through experience, hardware & software vulnerabilities are guaranteed. It is not a matter of “if” but when. The sad reality is that most hardware and software vendors are not ready for vulnerabilities when they happen. Their response ranges from “I’m going to take legal suit” against the Read More

Are your customers infected with VPNFilter?

Everyone is talking about VPNFilter, but there is little information to know if my customers, my staff, or my own home is at risk? How do can I get plugged in? Understanding if you are at risk would be helpful to know if you need to drop everything and fix it now, fix it this Read More

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cyber-Criminals

  Yes, there are habits of highly effective cyber-criminals use to be successful! We can leverage the knowledge of these habits to better prepare, defend, and attribute attacks. To understand where these habits were first observed, we must go back to the point where the Internet explosion was creating the opportunity for new criminal enterprises. Read More

Three questions every CxO should ask their ISP

Here is a question for all the CxOs. Why, as an accountable CxO, are you not asking your ISPs for the security basics? This week, the industry has yet another reflection amplification Denial of Service Attack vulnerability. memcached on port 11211 UDP & TCP being exploited walks through the details of this week’s attack vector. As seen in Akamai Read More

memcached on port 11211 UDP & TCP being exploited

  TLP:WHITE UPDATE: As of 2018-03-17 ( Morning Update), more attack using the memcached reflection vector have been unleashed on the Internet. As shared by  Akamai Technologies “memcached-fueled 1.3 Tbps Attacks,” the application factors are “Internet Impacting.” Mitigation and Remediation Efforts are reducing the number of potential memcached reflectors. Please keep up the good work. Operators are asked Read More

Using the DNS Resolver to Protect Networks

Smart organizations use the DNS Resolver to Protect Networks.  Here is why …   A typical story ….. Imagine walking in to work the first thing in the morning. Your staff comes into the office. They get their coffee, fire up their computer, and check out the morning industry news. Your staff is alert, applies Read More

CLDAP Reflection Attacks are Increasing! Why? Preventable!!!

Yes, CLDAP Reflection Attacks are increasingly used in DOS attacks! Everyone was warned! We have lots of data which illustrated how CLDAP is being used for reflection DOS attacks. Now we have the news from Netlab 360 that CLDAP is now the #3 protocol used for DOS reflection attacks – CLDAP is Now the No.3 Read More

Is it time to build an “SP Anti-DOS Alliance?”

Is it time to build an “SP Anti-DOS Alliance” is the first of several blogs. It will be a brain dump of what collaborative actions have and has not been working within the industry. Last week, I posted a Linkedin update on the Operator’s Security Toolkit. A long term colleague, Eddie Chan,  pointed out the Read More

Building and Investing in a Community of “Contacts”

Building and Investing in a Community of “Contacts.” We’re a world of people. People in communities. Communities that only work if people within that community invest in building, Foster, interconnect, and serve the individuals in that community. The community only grows with healthy investment and welcoming culture. All these factors are essential to taking a Read More