Weekend Reads 072718

Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes, the company told KrebsOnSecurity. @Krebs on Security

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%. —Libby Sander @Intellectual Takeout

There’s a misconception that everything will benefit from running in the cloud. All workloads are not equal, and not all workloads will see a measurable effect on the bottom line from moving to the cloud. —Jason Baker @Opensource.com

One way or another we’ve been working on various aspects of securing the Internet’s inter-domain routing system for many years. I recall presentations dating back to the late ’90’s that point vaguely to using some form of digital signature on BGP updates that would allow a BGP speaker to assure themselves as to the veracity of a route advertisement. The concept is by no means a new one, and even the approach of digital signatures has been part of the conversation since its inception, as shown in an industry presentation from 1999. —Geoff Huston @Potaroo

Imagine, if you will, that your two biggest rivals were Intel and Nvidia, and that you had to fight a two front war to storm the datacenter. You would not reckon, given the sorry financial state and technology portfolio of AMD five years ago, that the company would have much of a chance to chip away some market share from these two behemoths and revitalize itself. —Timothy Prickett Morgan @The Next Platform

The first puzzle was that, to start with, it looked like we were right. By the time it caught the attention of the mainstream media, the Libor scandal had reached what would usually be the end of the story – the announcement, on 27 June 2012, of a regulatory sanction. —Dan Davies @The Gaurdian