Weekend Reads 053119

There were over 90 protests nationwide recently against the coming 5G technology, mostly related to health concerns. The protesters have some of the facts wrong about 5G and that makes it easier for policymakers to ignore them. —Doug Dawson

The public cloud is dampening demand for data center capacity and leading to closures, consolidation and a big rethink on data center ownership. Right? Not quite, according to the latest Uptime Intelligence research. —Rhonda Ascierto

After some years of accelerating IPv6 deployment, we are now into a period of slower growth and it’s not clear where we are heading. It is therefore interesting to try to predict the future of IPv6 over the coming years. —Christofer Flinta

Information security must be about far more than simple prevention. Preventing cyberattacks is a critical component of modern information security, however, on its own prevention is inadequate. Understanding dwell time is useful in understanding why. —Trevor Pott

Several subjects have come up with the past week that all come down to the same thing: your threat model is wrong. Instead of addressing the the threat that exists, you’ve morphed the threat into something else that you’d rather deal with, or which is easier to understand. —Errata Security

Does Anyone Know How Your System Works? Let’s suppose you, like me, are a tech consultant, and you have just walked into a large enterprise to help them refactor a big ol’ legacy software application. (A BOLSA? Can we make that a thing?) — Forrest Brazeal

5G will completely change the way we use our mobile phones, offering super high speeds that won’t just mean downloading your favorite shows faster. But 5G comes with a host of concerns, from limited range and poor building penetration to worries of adverse health effects. But now there’s a new issue: weather satellites. —Ed Oswald