Memcrashed – Major amplification attacks from UDP port 11211

CC BY-SA 2.0 image by David Trawin Over last couple of days we’ve seen a big increase in an obscure amplification attack vector – using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211. In the past, we have talked a lot about amplification attacks happening…

Stupid Patent of the Month: Bigger Screen Patent Highlights a Bigger Problem

For more than three years now, we’ve been highlighting weak patents in our Stupid Patent of the Month series. Often we highlight stupid patents that have recently been asserted, or ones that show how the U.S. patent system is broken. This month, we’re using a…

Introducing the Cisco Network Assurance Engine

As digital enterprise rapidly accelerates, we’ve seen an explosion of new applications – housed across containers, virtualized environments, and clouds  – acting on massive datasets. How do you ensure your network policies follow those applications wherever they reside? With Intent-Based Networking (IBN) for the Data…

Translating Access into Student Engagement

In prior posts, we’ve talked a lot about access as the fundamental building block of student success, the first step in the process of evolving student opportunity. But access alone doesn’t yield results. What does access give you? Information. Resources. Raw inputs. Bricks with which…

Thinking Outside the Box (Literally) – A creative finding herself in the world of tech

We’ve all been told to think outside the box. As a marketer and a creative, it’s a motto I’ve followed throughout my life. Never did I think that one day that box would be a network router. I’ve always considered myself to be a creative…

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