Weekend Reads 072420

Blame it on the webinar yesterday… I’m late again. 🙂

The remote work environment is different from the office. Different environments call for different communication systems. A communication system that is adapted to the remote work reality can unlock amazing benefits: (even) better productivity, a competitive advantage in the long run and much a better work-life balance on top of it all.

Krill already lets you manage and publish ROAs seamlessly across multiple Regional Internet Registries (RIR). Now Krill will also tell you what is the effect of all of the ROAs that you’ve created, indicating which announcements seen in BGP are authorised and which ones are not, along with the reason. This ensures your ROAs accurately reflect your intended routing at all times.

Though CMMI is not an exact science, it is a way to present a quantifiable level of risk within the different elements of the ISP. CMMI can be a tool to provide the justification for necessary investment in information security.

However, there have been multiple reported attempts to exploit the transfer market as part of malicious operations — such as the hijacking of dormant address space and spamming — which, judging by exchanges between operators in mailing lists and messaging boards, is of concern for network operators.

The internet has been a success largely because users across the globe can connect to each other without barriers. China wants to move away from this model, and its top tech firms such as Huawei, Tencent, and China Telecom are working hard to ensure that industry standards for next-generation networks translate into positive outcomes for China.

The Verizon DBIR team documents a precipitous decline of malware-related threats, from 50% in 2016 to just 6%, stating that “we think that other attack types such as hacking and social breaches benefit from the theft of credentials, which makes it no longer necessary to add malware in order to maintain persistence. So while we definitely cannot assert that malware has gone the way of the eight-track tape, it is a tool that sits idle in the attacker’s toolbox in simpler attack scenarios.”

They are nondescript, relatively small network devices that quietly run in an industrial plant. But these low-profile ICS protocol gateways, which translate and carry traffic between older industrial networks and IP-based ones, have been found to contain some serious security flaws an attacker could use to seize control of plant processes.

One of the key elements of Google’s software engineering culture is the use of defining software designs through design docs. These are relatively informal documents that the primary author or authors of a software system or application create before they embark on the coding project. The design doc documents the high level implementation strategy and key design decisions with emphasis on the trade-offs that were considered during those decisions.

Unstructured data is the nucleus of an organization, irrespective of its size. The vast majority of an organization’s data is unstructured, thanks to organizations, which are heavily investing in IoT and embracing artificial intelligence. This kind of data holds huge potential for business leaders to leverage and gain an edge on initiating real-time campaigns through the use of content connectors.

The International Trade Commission, or ITC, is a forum that’s meant to protect U.S. industries from unfair trade practices. But in recent years, the prime beneficiaries of the sprawling ITC haven’t been American manufacturers, but patent owners, patent lawyers, and—you guessed it—patent trolls.

It sometimes feels like nanotechnology is a solution looking for a problem. Though there has been much speculation about the potential applications of nanotechnology, many benefits the technology remain quite underdeveloped. One exception is in the area of cybersecurity.

IoT devices are relatively easy targets for malicious attackers who can use them to access networks and the confidential data they may hold, or recruit them into a network of compromised devices, called a botnet, to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks with the purpose of bringing down websites and servers.

I’m starting to feel like a broken record here, but man: Microsoft really is shaping up to be one of the most interesting forces in the Android ecosystem this year.

Hybrid creates two fundamentally different employee experiences to manage. Despite recent successes with remote work, employers are reopening offices to some of their employees to encourage social bonding, reinforce culture, and increase business collaboration.