Weekend Reads 080422

Hackers are now ​​moving faster than ever when it comes to scanning vulnerability announcements from software vendors.

However, open source has an urgent security problem. Open source is more ubiquitous and susceptible to persistent threats than ever before.

You’ve done everything to secure your network, and you still face threats. That’s what most enterprises say about their network security, and they’re half right.

The largest datacenter market in the US is running into trouble: There isn’t enough power transmission capacity in the region to handle all the bit barn projects.

While Prometheus has been the current standard for monitoring your systems, OpenTelemetry is quickly gaining ground, especially in the cloud-native landscape, which was traditionally Prometheus’ stronghold.

A phishing campaign is underway that uses mirror images of target organizations’ landing pages to trick victims into entering login credentials.

It’s been about a decade since the hype for bug-bounty programs first started going supernova, but the jury is still out on the effectiveness of them.

There is an interesting new trend in fiber construction. Some relatively large cities are getting fiber networks using microtrenching.

Despite the area, cost, and power challenges designers face when integrating FPGAs into devices, they provide significant security and performance benefits. Many of these benefits can be realized in client compute hardware such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Unless you happen to be running a cloud or hyperscale datacenter, Intel’s infrastructure processing units (IPU) probably aren’t for you, at least not yet.

The one-year anniversary of the Kaseya attack this month marks an appropriate time to look back at supply chain threats and what has — and has not — changed.

Contrary to what you may have read, machine learning (ML) isn’t magic pixie dust. In general, ML is good for narrowly scoped problems with huge datasets available, and where the patterns of interest are highly repeatable or predictable.

Network performance, however, is increasingly dependent on the complex internet topology that’s evolving from a network of networks to a network of data centers.

To understand intent — the “how” behind the “what” — we need to closely examine the behavior of the end user in the session. This additional behavioral insight is critical to an enterprise’s ability to separate legitimate traffic from fraud.

One of the main draws towards malware nested in such low levels of the operating system is that it is extremely difficult to detect and, in the case of firmware rootkits, will ensure a computer remains in an infected state even if the operating system is reinstalled or the user replaces the machine’s hard drive entirely.