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

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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

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


Adding IPv6 Requirements to your RFP

[ Originally posted on Linkedin here: IPv6 – Adding Requirements to your RFP. Adding IPv6 Requirements to your RPF is a necessity when all the major Google, Facebook, Linkedin, and other sites are built for “IPv6” first. Meaningful IPv6 requirements in RFPs are a core tool to your dialog with your vendors. This is a Read More

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Network Operations Groups (NOGs)

Network Operations Groups (NOGs) have been critical to keeping the Internet Operational and growing. The Internet did not build itself. People build the Internet. And people need to work together to interconnect. NOG meeting are critical for network professionals to meet, teach each other, argue, come to an agreement, and solve really tough problems that Read More

Netflix Country Level Performance

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

Internet for Policy Makers

Does the Internet “End” at 500K routes?

No! Of course, the Internet does not end at 500K routes. On August 13, 2014, there was a lot of “news” about instability issues on the Internet that might have been caused by a surge of new Internet routes (see articles like “Internet routers hitting 512K limit, some become unreliable” – http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/internet-routers-hitting-512k-limit-some-become-unreliable/). The most accurate write Read More

Internet for Policy Makers

Gathering of telecom industry players in Hong Kong, 4-8th December 2006

The upcoming ITU World Telecom 2006 is being held for the first time outside of Europe (it is usually held in Geneva, the last one organised in 2003). It has become one of the premier gathering place for telecom industry players. Being hosted by Hong Kong, China will give this World Telecom an increased Asian Read More