TechNet Augusta 2016: US Army Networks and Services

This is the second in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet. The first was an overview you can find at: TechNet Augusta 2016 “Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight” Networks and Services.  The Army is emphasizing the “convergence of their lines of effort” to achieve […]

Verisign: Security Services

With this post we are initiating coverage of Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). Many in the technology community know Verisign for their domain name registration heritage and their operation of the .com, .net, .edu and .gov top level domains. Verisign has successfully operated the .com DNS infrastructure for almost 18 years without an outage. This feat alone […]

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­‐Speed Networks

Are you a system engineer or administrator charged with protecting your network infrastructure from attack?  Napatech’s Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can help you to improve on the ability to monitor and react to malicious events that occur within your network.  These FPGA-based accelerators are capable of performing high-speed packet capture and replay at speeds from 1 […]

Hong Kong Democracy Website Crippled by DDoS Attack  

Hackers have used distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) for political purposes before. Anonymous, protesting the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force against two men, recently crashed the police department’s website and subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack with a YouTube video. In the last few years, major American banks have also suffered online outages […]

Technology Context From the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

For a decade now the cyber security community has been treated to important strategic context coordinated by Verizon in their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).  The information in the report can help drive strategic planning for enterprise technologists and members of the enterprise cyber security team and it is well worth a read by any […]

Cyber Attack Targets Albuquerque Police Department

On March 30th, the hacktivist organization Anonymous shut down the Albuquerque Police Department’s website for several hours in a distributed denial-of-service (DoS) attack. The attack protested two controversial deaths – involving a homeless man in the Albuquerque foothills and a man in a public housing complex – where the police department used lethal force that […]