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Articles by Ronald Bartels on Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SDWAN) Security

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In relation to software defined wide area network (SDWAN) and related to the context of information security, I have previously written on LinkedIn about:
encrypting communications;road warriors;visibility and transparency;creating a separate management plane;configuring network device security; andthreat intelligence. This is the next article in the series and relates to encrypting communications. Ronald Bartels provides solutions to networking and last mile reliability problems. The solution from Fusion Broadband allows a business to stay 100% connected, avoid downtime and keep working.

Suzieq

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Would you like to be able to easily answer trivial questions such as how many unique prefixes are there in your routing table, or how many MAC addresses are there in the MAC tables across the network? How about more difficult questions, such as what changes did your routing table see between 10 pm and midnight last night, or which of your nodes have been up the longest, or which BGP sessions have had the most routing updates? How about being able to answer if your OSPF (or BGP) sessions are working correctly, or is all well with your EVPN? How about a quick way to determine the amount of ECMP at every hop between two endpoints? Do you wish you could easily validate the configuration you deployed across your network?

Find out more about the project over at github over here.

Batfish An open source network configuration analysis tool

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Batfish finds errors and guarantees the correctness of planned or current network configurations. It enables safe and rapid network evolution, without the fear of outages or security breaches.  Batfish was originally developed by researchers at Microsoft Research, UCLA, and USC. Many others have since contributed to it. It is currently maintained by Intentionet, who also offers Batfish Enterprise, a service that extends and enhances the core capabilities of Batfish.

Find out more about the project over here.

Hackers Targeting Critical Healthcare Facilities With Ransomware During Coronavirus Pandemic

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As hospitals around the world are struggling to respond to the coronavirus crisis, cybercriminals—with no conscience and empathy—are continuously targeting healthcare organizations, research facilities, and other governmental organizations with ransomware and malicious information stealers.
Read the article over at the Hacker News over here.

Alert Fatigue Causes Operational Disruption, Machine Learning Calms the Chaos

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If you spend time digging into the Machine Learning offerings from vendors today in the Telecom Service Assurance space, you will see that many of these vendors are positioning for significant replacement of the existing Service Assurance tools that require a completely new user front-end. While this might sound enticing, it does not focus on solving the underlying issue that Network Operation Centers face today. Instead it creates a waste of resources.
Read the article over at The Fast Mode over here.

Cybersecurity Update: Malware Blacklist and Remote Desktop Vulnerabilities

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The COVID-19 Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence League was formed by Ohad Zaidenberg last week, and has quickly grown into over 900 cybersecurity experts who are volunteering their time and experience to help healthcare organizations defend against the maliciousRichard Lutkus is involved with the group and is helping with cybersecurity related legal issues that members have. As part of the FBI’s InfraGard Special Interest Group for Legal, Richard is helping information be shared between law enforcement (including DHS, FBI, etc.) and private sector organizations. threat actors. The group is comprised of malware researchers, white hat hackers, CISOs, cyber consultants, reverse engineers, coders, software providers, etc. Seyfarth’s own

Read the article over at JDSUPRA over here.

Set Up OpenConnect VPN Server (ocserv) on CentOS 8/RHEL 8 with Let’s Encrypt

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This tutorial is going to show you how to run your own VPN server by installing OpenConnect VPN server on CentOS 8/RHEL 8. OpenConnect VPN server, aka ocserv, is an open-source implementation of the Cisco AnyConnnect VPN protocol, which is widely-used in businesses and universities. AnyConnect is a SSL-based VPN protocol that allows individual users to connect to a remote network.
Read the tutorial over at Kirelos Blog over here.

Remote spring: the rise of RDP bruteforce attacks

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With the spread of COVID-19, organizations worldwide have introduced remote working, which is having a direct impact on cybersecurity and the threat landscape.
Read the article over at Kaspersky over here.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds

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