Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference and this year is the 20th Anniversary of the Cisco Networkers program. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of Networkers, which has grown into Cisco Live, our annual IT and communications conference. Much has changed since that first conference in 1989. But one thing remains as true today as it was then: knowledge is power. That simple phrase is the perfect theme for Cisco Live 2009. Innovative, creative, and knowledgeable people and businesses will always have a powerful competitive edge. In a challenging economy, it’s even more vital to hone the […]
Surfing the web, I have found a nice article about BGP weakness. This document, entitled “Defending Against BGP Man-In-The-Middle Attacks“, was presented by Earl Zmijewski during Black Hat DC 2009 (Hyatt Regency Crystal City – February 16-17 – Arlington, Virginia). The slides focus on four points: BGP Routing Basics – Enough to understand and identify the threat BGP Update Messages BGP Attributes Some real examples The Man-In-The-Middle Attack: How BGP MiTM attack work What are the techniques used by an attacker to “tune” the attack (Obscuring the MITM attack with TTL adjustment) Detecting the Attack – Methods for observing the attack […]
NASA and Cisco Inc. announced Tuesday a partnership to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform called the “Planetary Skin” to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world. Under the terms of a Space Act Agreement, NASA and Cisco will work together to develop the Planetary Skin as an online collaborative platform to capture and analyze data from satellite, airborne, sea- and land-based sensors across the globe. This data will be made available for the general public, governments and businesses to measure, report and verify environmental data in near-real-time to help detect and adapt to […]
On February 16th, SuproNet, a local Czech provider, single-handedly caused a global Internet meltdown for upwards of an hour today. SuproNet accomplished this feat by sending out a rather unusual routing update, one which a lot of routers did not handle very well. The result was Internet bedlam. “What we think happened next is the Internet equivalent of a massive buffer overflow. While most of the core routers run by major ISPs fared just fine, processing the ridiculous path and sending it on, others choked. Perhaps they weren’t as well maintained or were running buggy software. These routers viewed the […]
Surfing the web, I have found a nice talk on Cisco IOS Forensics and Exploits, explained during the 25C3: “Cisco IOS Attack & Defense – The State of the Art“. What is 25C3? The 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It takes place at the bcc Berliner Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The Congress offers lectures and workshops on a multitude of topics and attracts a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopians from all around the world. Here a summary written by FX “To summarize […]
Cisco will unveil new consumer products and initiatives during a press conference at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2009. Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers will be joined by key Cisco executives responsible for the company’s consumer strategy to discuss how Cisco is enabling the connected life through a new class of compelling communication and entertainment experiences that are more visual, more social and more personal.
Cisco has created its own channel on the green.tv platform. The channel launches with a series of films focused on Cisco’s Connected Urban Development initiative, which looks at how to reduce carbon emissions through improvements in the efficiency of the urban infrastructure made possible by information and communications technology (ICT) such as Cisco(R) TelePresence. Future programs will focus on creating sustainable cities, virtual collaboration, mobility solutions and smart energy solutions. green.tv has partnerships with some of the world’s leading environmental organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme and Greenpeace.
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