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Data protection is impossible

That is the title of my keynote Thursday during the Data Protection Virtual Trade Show. Click here to sign up for this free webinar.

February 6, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Richard Clarke on recent Mideast cable outages

I just happened to be reading Breakpoint by Richard Clarke last week. The premise for the book is that the US finds itself undergoing a series of attacks on its infrastructure starting with simultaneous bombings of several beach heads for the main trans-Atlantic fiber cables as well as undersea cuttings of the same fiber.

February 6, 2008 by Richard Stiennon

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Birth of IPv6

Well tonight's the night. For the first time, IPv6 domain resolution will be possible from a root server.

February 4, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Don't get excited over cable breaks. Yet.

This weekend there was a lot of hand wringing over some posts to Digg, reddit, and slash dot that pointed to this page at the Internet Traffic Report. There is one router in Iran that is not responding to pings so it shows up red.

February 3, 2008 by Richard Stiennon


Fourth cable cut in Mideast

On top of the news today that yet another cable has been broken connecting the Mideast to the rest of the world we learn that the first two cables were not cut by ships dragging their anchors.According to at least one report an Egyptian ministry examined 24 hour surveillance cameras and found:The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.

February 3, 2008 by Richard Stiennon