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General topics relating to information technology and our fields of specialization.

Latest Ransomware Techniques Show Need for Layered Security

I think everyone that touches security has had multiple conversations about the hardened edge and soft center, commonly found in networks. This usually accompanies some discussion around the overlapping concepts of difference in depth, layered security and security ecosystems. It … Continue reading

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New Podcast for the Podcatcher – The Network Collective

I am givingĀ a great big shout out to a new community podcast. The Network Collective is only five session in, AND it is a great podcast. I’m looking forward to catching many future episodes. Episode 1 – Top 10 Ways … Continue reading

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SSH is a BAD API

Okay, so its not meant to be an API. I get that. I’ve been watching a rather good video about executing interactive commands with Parimiko and two thoughts came to my mind. Very powerful/flexible way to do tasks across many … Continue reading

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A Broken Process Placing Consumers at Risk

Below is a chat session I had with Pearson Vue several months ago as I attempted to schedule a recertification exam. Apparently, I have two accounts with them and thatĀ prevents next day test scheduling. To put it mildly, I don’t … Continue reading

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Saving Money with IOT Water Heater

About six months ago I installed an Energy Efficient water heater. This unit is what is known as a heat pump water heater. For those not familiar with refrigeration, this works by moving heat instead of creating heat. By contrast, … Continue reading

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The New Strange Behavior for OSPF ‘Redistribute Subnets’

In older IOS Code, there was a specific requirement for redistributing OSPF Subnets. In almost every case, the keyword “subnets” had to be added to the redistribute command. Older Code Example– //notice the warning when ‘subnets’ is omitted R1(config)#router ospf … Continue reading

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