The Cloud Computing Stack Explained (“as a Service”)

April 19th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

Understanding the As a Service ModelThe cloud computing stack consists of three segments of services which, although available independently, work hand-in-hand to deliver cost effective solutions Read the rest of this entry »

How to Cause a Black Hole (in the Internet) with BGP

April 12th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough

Micro Visions BGPDuring the analysis of Trump’s ability to shut down the Internet, I discovered this handy little thing called BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). Somehow, depending on the user (or manipulator, as the case may be) it can be problematic for the Internet. Skeptical? Note that one time when Pakistan killed YouTube, or when a couple of guys redirected American data to Iceland. As usual for these sorts of problems, the world at large is now plagued with doubt about whether data can be sent through the Internet without being compromised. Congratulations on entering the world at large. Let the doubting begin. Read the rest of this entry »