Weekend Reads 051019

If you can’t address your customers and the people interacting with your network face to face, at least know where they are — anywhere in the world, anytime you want to. —Jonathan Zhang

In August 2018, Opensource.com posted a poll with seven options asking readers: What was the most important moment in the history of Linux? —Alan Formy-Duval

Stanford University’s “Silicon Genesis” is a collection of over 100 oral histories and interviews with the people who created Silicon Valley’s semiconductor industry. —David Cassel

Today’s enterprises make use of applications and services that live on-premises, in public clouds and even in edge data centers. IT has entered the multicloud era and connecting the modern enterprise isn’t easy. —aganesan

I don’t have a lot of good news for you. The truth is there’s nothing we can do to protect our data from being stolen by cybercriminals and others. —Bruce Schneier

Open source code is vital to software development at most organizations, but that doesn’t mean that enterprises have figured out how to use open source without inadvertently introducing vulnerabilities into their code. —Curtis Franklin, Jr

World Password Day is a day in which companies around the world post blogs with advice, sometimes questionable, the obligatory XKCD comic and talk about the importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). At Juniper Networks, we thought instead we’d have “the talk” about the foundation of password protection as a foundation of security itself. —Trevor Pott

Last May, Europe imposed new data privacy guidelines that carry the hopes of hundreds of millions of people around the world — including in the United States — to rein in abuses by big tech companies. Almost a year later, it’s apparent that the new rules have a significant loophole: The designated lead regulator — the tiny nation of Ireland — has yet to bring an enforcement action against a big tech firm. —Nicholas Vinocur

The fact that technology is driving geopolitical tensions runs against the predictions of many scholars and policymakers. As recently as the mid-2000s, some suspected that geography would no longer play a meaningful role in the functioning of global markets. —Manuel Muniz