Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Is your network under-inflated?

In the run-up to Superbowl XLIX, one of the key story lines has been "Deflategate" - the accusation that the New England Patriots intentionally under-inflated footballs. This situation has more in common with network SLAs than it does with the science

Cisco survey: Security holes unpatched

The release of Cisco's Annual Security Report shows that corporate security teams are not patching holes in their software or security tools. Less than half of the respondents at 1,700 companies in nine countries use standard tools for ensuring

Config errors better than hackers?

The Facebook downtime event on January 27th, where an hour-long outage at Facebook cut off access to critical status updates worldwide in addition to Instagram posts and Tinder hook-ups, shows the sensitivity of large organizations to public perception

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Digging out with out-of-band

Whether this week's winter storm Juno lived up to the hype (Snowpocalypse, really?), the attention on disruptive weather does make you think about disaster recovery operations. With many people expected to be trapped at home or encouraged to stay