Some Notes about HTTP/3

26 November 2018

Outside the Internet, standards are often de jure, run by government, driven by getting all major stakeholders in a room and hashing it out, then using rules to force people to adopt it. @Errata Security

Worth Reading: The open Internet

22 November 2018

Over the past few years, the term “open internet” has become popular among politicians in Washington and Europe. It is bandied about in political pronouncements that assert that everyone needs to somehow support the open internet without ever actually defining it. It is sometimes used as a synonym for Net Neutrality. —Anthony Rutkowski @circleid

Worth Reading: DHS task for for supply chain security

22 November 2018

In July, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the formation of the Information Communications Technology Supply Chain Task Force. Its purpose: to develop “playbooks” for organizations that need an operational response to security risks in the supply chain. —Curtis Franklin Jr. @Dark Reading

Worth Reading: New IoT regulations

21 November 2018

And for products born out of the Internet of Things, this means the risk of having personal information stolen or devices being overtaken and controlled remotely. For devices that affect the world in a direct physical manner — ­cars, pacemakers, thermostats­ — the risks include loss of life and property. @Schneier on Security

Worth Reading: The paths to service provider transformation

21 November 2018

How critical are OSS/BSS changes to operator transformation? At one level, you could say that since operations and the business of service providers are framed by these systems, they’re absolutely critical. —Tom Nolle @CIMI

Worth Reading: Revisiting the UNIX philosophy

20 November 2018

In a nutshell that philosophy is: Build small, focused programs—in whatever language—that do only one thing but do this thing well, communicate via stdin/stdout, and are connected through pipes. —Michael Hausenblas @opensource

Worth Reading: The Signal Network

20 November 2018

We humans are experts at instinctively knowing where attention is focused. In a 1:1 situation, it’s clear from a sub-second glance at my watch to indicate to the other party that my focus is elsewhere. @randinrepose

Worth Reading: Network atlas

19 November 2018

Network Atlas is a new project in development that allows network professionals to “navigate the world’s fiber-optic Internet Infrastructure”, providing a global view of submarine and terrestrial networks, and their operational statuses. —Adam McFillin @APNIC

Worth Reading: Expired domains used for scams

19 November 2018

Lately, neglected domains have been getting scooped up by crooks who use them to set up fake e-commerce sites that steal credit card details from unwary shoppers. @Krebs on Security

Worth Reading: Developers are the new king makers

15 November 2018

Stephen O’Grady’s The New Kingmakers is a great book that explains why developers are a business’ most important assets. —Bilgin Ibryam