Welcome to Link Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter. Link Propagation is included in your free membership.
Each week we hand-select the most relevant practitioner blog posts, tech news, and product announcements. We age them in oak barrels for up to seven days and then distill them using ancient craft techniques handed down by Tim Berners-Lee.
We recommend pairing this issue with a chocolate-glazed virtual donut.
The Cost of my CCIE Security – Time & Money in Review – Networking fun
BGP Battleships – BenJoJo
The All or Nothing Cyber Security Paradox – ARCHIMEDIUS
Response: Vendors Pushing Stretched Layer-2 – IP Space
Research: Robustness in Complex Systems – Rule 11 Reader
What to do in an IT Job Interview – FlackBox
The Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica – Slate Magazine
Wicked Botnet Uses Passel of Exploits to Target IoT – ThreatPost
Microsoft and boffins cook up hardware-secured database – The Register
The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery – MIT Technology Review
Vendor & Industry Blogs & Announcements
Beyond S3: Exposed Resources on AWS – The Duo Security Bulletin
Scaling the Facebook backbone through Zero Touch Provisioning – Facebook Code
The AWS Shared Responsibility Model and GDPR – Amazon Web Services
Packet Pushers On YouTube
More Or Less Headcount To Own Whitebox? – YouTube
HPE Acquires Plexxi For HCI, Composable Infrastructure – Packet Pushers
Hardcoded Password Found in Cisco Enterprise Software, Again – Bleeping Computer
House Committe Snubs Trump’s Request to Save ZTE – SDX Central
Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings – Cisco Systems
Symantec Provides Additional Information – Symantec