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14
Apr
2021

Security Scene: April 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Spring is upon us, and I think it’s one of my favorite times of the year. I did floral design in college, and spring flowers are just the best. Ranunculus, daffodils, and dahlias? Yes, please. I guess I should try to relate this back to security in…

11
Mar
2021

Security Scene: March 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer I hereby petition to rename “March” to “Slog,” as the latter more accurately describes the passage of time these days. At least it’s starting to be a warmer slog, eh? I enjoyed this article about how ReliaQuest handled the challenges around working with…

12
Feb
2021

Security Scene: February 2021 Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Happy February! I hope you all have an enjoyable Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or half-off-candy day! In the category of “programming languages nobody wants to admit they’re still using,” perl{.}com had their domain stolen back in September and is now hosted on…

11
Jan
2021

Security Scene: January Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Only a few days into 2021, and it appears to be giving 2020 a run for its money. It was naive to hope for a quick improvement, but I remain an optimist! Dark Reading published a rollup of The Coolest Hacks of 2020 that…

07
Dec
2020

Security Scene: December Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Near and dear to our hearts are our K-12 schools — they’re especially appreciated this year for all they’ve done and all they’ve tried to do. Dark Reading came up with a list of recommendations for K-12s, and a number of them…

03
Aug
2020

Security Scene: August Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Well, folks, it’s August. Too hot for jokes. Let’s do a quick poll. Not an official poll, no names attached, etc. A few of you have asked about plans for a virtual “TechEX.” We’re hosting a virtual research and education technical community event…

02
Jul
2020

Security Scene Blog: July Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Happy Independence Day! With fireworks celebrations around the country being canceled, if you choose to shoot off your own fireworks, please be mindful of pets, vets, and children who are trying to sleep. Also, be mindful of your own safety — you don’t…

01
Jun
2020

Security Scene Blog: June Edition

By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer An early happy Father’s Day to those of you who are, have, or plan to become fathers to small humans, plants, or animals! Significant others, this is your reminder: June 21! Decisions from campuses are trickling in about how the fall semester will…

04
May
2020

Security Scene: May Edition

By Adair ThaxtonInternet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer Happy … April, I think? Wait, it’s May? I’ve lost track. You may have heard about Cloudflare’s website, isbgpsafeyet.com. Their site tests whether your ISP can load a page from an RPKI-Valid IP block, and from an RPKI-Invalid IP block. As you probably…