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Preparing for the next DDOS Wave

This week I was helping with a top 10 list to prepare for DDOS attacks. I did it without reviewing the industry to see the marketing overload of “prepare for DDOS steps.” These all seem to lead the one conclusion … “buy my product.” Steve Zurier (Dark Reading) and I pulled together these ten steps to Read More

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Adding IPv6 Requirements to your RFP

[ Originally posted on Linkedin here: IPv6 – Adding Requirements to your RFP.] Updated! We have some excellent suggestions to be included in the list. Please consider these question for any RFP you send out for Network, Systems, Cloud, SDN, NFV, Data Center, IoT, M2M, or any other buzz word you can think of …. Read More

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Questions to ask vendors to gauge their commitment to “secure products”

The Bloomberg article, “How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq,” is a sobering insight into today’s risk. It should be a wake up call for all organizations in all parts of the world to understand that even the best security teams are facing an overwhelming threat. The focused expertise used by today’s cyber-criminals is often beyond the capabilities Read More

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Everyone should be deploying BCP 38! Wait, they are ….

Have you deployed BCP 38 in your network? For most networks, the answer is yes. During last week’s FCC CSRIC III meeting, several people called on operators to deploy “BCP 38.” This IETF best common practice (BCP) is packet filter placed on the edge of networks to insure that the IP source cannot pretend to Read More

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If I say it over an over again, it must be true …

“Keeping to your message, repeat it many many time, and ignore the criticism” are key principles of success in Washington DC policy work. It does not matter if the message is true, based on facts, or have any empirical data to support your assertion. The point is the “message” is a tool to support the Read More