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

Get Started in the Security Industry

  Get started in the Security Industry, What are my first steps? If you are reading this, you are doing the right type of security digging. You are looking for ways to get started in the security industry. You have a desire to dive deep in the security world. Welcome to the world of chaos, 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

A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS…

Read Brian’s article then look for Akamai’s Blog ‘PROTECTING YOUR DOMAIN NAMES: TAKING THE FIRST STEPS’ for understandable actions to protect your domain. @briankrebs #DNS #cybersecurity A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS… The details around the recent widespread DNS hijacking attacks have remained shrouded in secrecy. Find out more: Akamai Dynamic Signal Read More

Security Collaboration – How do you Start?

We see weekly post, pontifications, announces, and proclamations about the need for greater security collaboration. Many times, the organizations and groups who are posting these “aspirations” fail to take the collaboration to the next step. They are not sure how to break into productive security collaboration. In the security community, “productive security collaboration” is built Read More

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

BGP Hijacking News, Blogs, and References Articles

Why Review BGP Hijacking News?  There is a lot of BGP Hijacking and routing mistakes covered by in the press. It is one of those “controversial” and “exciting” news items. BGP routing incidents (intentional and unintentional) are great press because they have risk imposed on all telecommunications which at times is outside of the control

7 Critical Security Conversations

The wave of supply chain security conversations that was sparked by the Bloomberg articles has people talking (see The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies and related articles). The increased interest in supply chain security is important. It is feasible for threat-actors sneak in a backdoor, exploitable code, or Read More

Master Class in Internet Networking …. Free

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