Conference Talks, Workshops, and Webinars

Barry frequently presents at conference talks, workshops, and webinars. Barry enjoys working with peers to share, empower, and entertain with live interactive sessions. 40 years of public speaking experience is reflected in the list of talks below. Crafted conference talks tuned to the organizer’s audience. The general theme for all the talks is to help

DDoS Attack Preparation Workbook

Internet DDoS Attacks are a force of nature on the Internet. They are like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornados, tsunamis, and all other disasters. Organizations need to prepare for a DDoS Attack the same way they prepare for severe weather and natural disasters. These guides have been crafted based on my personal experience (+25 years of

DDoS Extortionist’s Behaviors

Smart and prepared organizations use DDoS Extortionist’s Behaviors as a Defensive Tool. We have a long history of DDoS Extortionists. In the early 2000s, we had DDoS Extortionists who would threaten “gambling sites” with a DDoS Attack 30 minutes before a match. This crew was later tracked by law enforcement and arrested. DDoS Extortion has

Conficker Working Group – Archive of Materials

Conficker Still Survives! While public attention to Conficker has faded since the widely publicized April 1st, 2009 “attack date”, the fact is that a huge number of computer systems remain infected with Conficker. As recently as late October 2009, the number of systems infected with the A+B+C variants topped seven million. The Conficker Working Group

Protect Your Network from an Internet Worm during COVID-19

Do you want a repeat of Wanacry? Do you want an Internet Impacting Worm in the middle of the COVID-19 Crisis? All organizations can take two steps to minimize the risk of a potential Internet worm. First, they can deploy an access-lists on the edge of their network that block TCP/UDP port 445. This can Read More

What Stops a Nation-State BGP Hijack?

Can Nation-State BGP Hijack Parts of the Internet? Yes, a Nation-State BGP Hijack is a threat on the Internet. Nation-States can orchestrate the manipulation of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) via “hacked routers all over the world. These routers would then be used to inject bad, misconfigured, or non-authorized routes all over the world. The result Read More

Security Organizations

There are many Security Organizations in the world all working towards the goal of a more secure & resilient Internet. This is an ongoing list of known security organization. Security Groups 10 Years and Older Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) – FIRST is the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams. The

Recommendation: BGP Ingress & Egress Filtering BCPs

The core BGP Security recommendation is for all BGP Ingress & Egress Filtering to follow BCPs. These BGP Best Common Practices (BCPs) are not confidential. Your peers would be open to share what they do and help you deploy better policies. It is recommended that you inspect your network’s practices and procedures. Review the BCP

Principle: BGP Hijacking Risk Reduction is a Layered Solution

  Reducing the BGP Hijacking risk reduction is a layered solution. Organizations cannot jump into RPKI BGP Security if they have not established the basics for BGP Security.  It must be remembered that projecting against BGP Hijacks is not a “one tool” approach.  All the BGP Security techniques work together. Organizations should view this as

Recommendation: Use Internet Route Registries (IRR)

Use Internet Route Registries (IRR) to register all BGP sessions to your ASN, require all your peers to use the same IRRs, and then script the configurations to update the ingress/egress prefix filtering.  It does not make any sense to have all the BGP sessions undocumented. Internet Route Registries (IRRs) and tools like PeeringDB document how