5G Latency – Reality Checks

The industry is flooded with a lot of “5G will save the planet” without doing the homework to understand what is going on. It is shocking to see disinformation statements that “5G is expected to slash data transmission delays from about 30 milliseconds to less than one.” Yes! 5G defines the law of physics! 5G Read More

Tools for BGP Peering, Analysis, Troubleshooting & Monitoring

Tools to troubleshoot routing issues, monitor for BGP Hijacking, and alert when there are major routing issues are critical for any organization who connects to the Internet. This is a guide to help organizations pick tools that are useful.    BGP Stream by BGPMON BGP Stream is a free resource for receiving alerts about hijacks,

BGP Hijack Presentations, Talks, & Tutorials

Fortunately, we will have a huge library of BGP Hijacking presentations, talks, & tutorials. Many of these talk about the routing risk and how to mitigate the risk from human mistakes.  BGP Hijacking overview. Routing incidents prevention and defense mechanisms. (Updated) from NOCTION provides a good summary of all the materials list below from the various

BGP Hijacking Risks Research Papers and Projects

Research Papers and Projects Exploring BGP Hijacking & Routing Mistakes Risk The BGP Hijacking Risks profile attracts a wide academic interest. This interest attracts government and private research funding to explore new anti-BGP Hijacking tools, techniques, and resiliency approaches. This work is always worth reading, tracking, and exploring to see apply to real-world operations. Monitor,

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

Demand Security from your Vendors

Demande Security from your Vendors. Ask the right “Security Questions.” This provides a list of questions that anyone can use with their vendors to get a better understanding of their security capabilities. Start meaningful “Security Conversations.” Read More

Remediation is the Foundation of your Security Strategy!

Remediation is the Foundation of your Security Strategy! In many ways, this year’s RSA conference was overwhelming. In other ways, it was a disappointment in how the market is providing solutions to mitigate our security risks. As several colleagues have pointed out, “remediation” is a huge gaps at 2015 RSA, As Adam Stein pointed out, Read More

Netflix Expanding to 200 Countries – What does that mean for Telecom Operators

f you have not already heard this Netflix announcement last week, CEO Reed Hastings, and CFO David Wells said …. “We already offer Netflix in about 50 countries and have learned a great deal about the content people prefer, the marketing they respond to and how to best organize ourselves for steady improvement. Acceleration to Read More

Security Workshop in Jakarta: Understanding the Real Cyber Security Threat

This is the first in a series of Security Workshops that I will be teaching in the region. Most will be in Indonesia and other parts of ASEAN. Stay tuned or connected to me via Linkedin to get updates. Understanding the Real Cyber Security Threat Where: @ America Pacific Place Mapp – Level 3 – Jakarta Indonesia. Read More

Is “Transparent” Web Caching Dead?

Over the last few months, I’ve been re-exam the value of web caches in a network architecture. Peers have asked me to write up the results. What follows are the results. The are provided to help operators not get pushed by vendors to make costly mistakes. “Web Caching” has been an effective and productive tool Read More