Worth Reading: A Security Warning

24 June 2021


Today I am going to talk about something that happened outside of our industry but that should be a concern of every ISP. There is a lesson to be learned from the Colonial Pipeline hack by the DarkSide ransomware group from Russia.

Worth Reading: Are large DNS messages falling to bits?

24 June 2021


Nobody really likes to wait for a page to be loaded on the Internet, and the DNS can be one of the causes of slow load times.

Worth Reading: More than $8 Billion in Subsea Cable Investment In the Pipeline

23 June 2021


Cloud data centers are continuing to reshape global Internet architecture, including the subsea cables that extend the networks across oceans. Capacity demand from hyperscale operators will be a key driver in $8 billion in new cable investments over the next three years, according to research firm TeleGeography.

Worth Reading: Never Pay the Ransom

23 June 2021


The worst way to repair a socket is to throw a glass of water over the electrician who is repairing it, and the worst way to solve a kidnapping is to pay the kidnapper the ransom.

Worth Reading: Successful Strategies for Building and Growing IXPs

22 June 2021


To bring faster, affordable, and resilient connectivity to people, local Internet stakeholders often turn to Internet exchange points (IXPs).

Worth Reading: Understanding Saudi Arabia’s IPv6 boom

22 June 2021


Saudi Arabia has been a hotspot for IPv6 deployment for several months but the focus on deployment began over 14 years ago when the local regulatory authority, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) formed an IPv6 Taskforce.

Worth Reading: Fastly outage underscores slow creep of digital services risk

21 June 2021


A recent outage at content delivery network Fastly took down thousands of websites in different countries, including big names, such as Amazon, Twitter and Spotify, for nearly an hour.

Worth Reading: Quantum Key Distribution

21 June 2021


Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a technology that relies on quantum mechanics to share secret information between two distant locations.

Worth Reading: Securing your network using Shadowserver reports

17 June 2021


Gaining visibility into a target network from the outside is one of the first steps in breaching a network’s defences and has become one of the standard elements of criminal attacks.

Worth Reading: No, the Internet was not “down”

17 June 2021


While websites including Amazon, Reddit, The Guardian, New York Times, gov.uk and even the White House weren’t accessible, the issue was that some application services, hosted on a single content distribution network (CDN), went missing.