Packet Pushers - Priority Queue

By Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro

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Diving deep into networking niches with IT pros.
149 episodes · since Jun, 2012
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May 11, 2018
In January 2018, the WiFi Alliance announced that WPA3 was coming this year, a collection of security enhancements to address issues with WPA2. Today, we discuss WPA3 with Dan Harkins, a scientist at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Dan has been closely involved with WPA3 s development, and I heard Dan present on his work at Aruba Atmosphere 2018 in March of this year. Dan was kind enough to join us today for a preview of what s coming, with a special focus on one aspect of WPA3 that interests me personally, Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE). We also discuss the fixes that WPA3 makes to WPA2, and when we can anticipate product support. Sponsor: Paessler AG Paessler AG is the maker of PRTG Network Monitor. PRTG monitors your whole IT infrastructure 24/7 and alerts you to problems before users even notice. Find out more about the monitoring software that helps system administrators work smarter, faster, better. Visit paessler.com today. Show Links: Wi-Fi Alliance® introduces security enhancements – Wi-Fi Alliance Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (RFC 8110) – IETF Dragonfly Key Exchange (RFC 7664) – IETF The post PQ 149: WPA3 And Wireless Security Improvements appeared first on Packet Pushers.
May 3, 2018
Today on Priority Queue, the Packet Pushers peer into the darker corners of network monitoring. Monitoring gets you visibility. But when you can see what’s happening, you might not like what you find. That s the topic of today s sponsored show with Paessler AG, maker of PRTG network monitoring software. Our guests are Greg Ross, Presales Systems Engineer at Paessler; and Troy Mursch, a security researcher who blogs at Bad Packets Report. Troy discovered that cryptojacking malware called Coinhive had infected a popular Website. We’ll talk about how he used Paessler sensors to monitor the malware on the site, and to track down other infected systems. We talk with Troy and Greg about how to use Paessler to monitor key metrics that could indicate malware. We also dig into Paessler’s capabilities for more typical network monitoring use cases. And here’s a special offer for Packet Pushers listeners: Paessler is offering a free network security eBook. You can get it at go.paessler.com/packetpushers. You can also get a free trail of PRTG here. Show Links: Free Network Security eBook – Paessler Paessler PRTG Free Trial Paessler on Twitter Troy Mursch/Bad Packets Report on Twitter Who and What Is Coinhive? – Krebs On Security Bad Packets Report – Troy Mursch The post PQ 148: How To Monitor Cryptojacking With Paessler PRTG (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 26, 2018
On this episode of Priority Queue, which is sponsored today by Cisco, we tackle the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This new regulation lays out data privacy and protection obligations for organizations that handle data of EU citizens, including loss prevention, breach notification requirements, and serious fines and penalties for violations. We delve into GDPR requirements with Equilibrium Security and ePlus/IGX Global, two Cisco partners who share practical insight and advice for dealing with GDPR. Our guests are Anish Chauhan, Director at Equilibrium Security; and Alex Goldstein, Security Architect at ePlus/IGX Global. We’ll discuss how to break down and understand requirements, the importance of a risk assessment and gap analysis, and how to use security and management tools to comply with the regulations. Show Links: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Cisco Equilibrium Cyber Security Services Equilibrium on Twitter Equilibrium Cyber Security Podcasts – Equilibrium IGX Global 2017 DBIR: Understand Your Cybersecurity Threats – Verizon Enterprise Solutions Cisco Encrypted Traffic Analytics – Cisco The post PQ 147: Connecting Security And GDPR Compliance (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 19, 2018
Today on the Priority Queue, some practical Python for network engineers. My guest is Billy Downing, and we walk through an example of how to use Python to deploy BFD, or Bidirectional Forwarding Detection. We start by describing BFD and how it works, and then explore how to use Python to make it go in your network. Billy is a data center engineer who works for the Department of Defense. Check out his blog at NetworkTechStudy.com. Show Links: NetworkTechStudy.com – Billy Downing’s blog Learning Python from a Network Engineer’s Perspective – NetworkTechStudy.com Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) – IETF The post PQ 146: Practical Python For Deploying BFD appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 13, 2018
In the ten or so years I ve been blogging, Ivan Pepelnjak has been constant figure in the tech industry. His prolific blogging and sharing of knowledge is one of the inspirations for my own entry into blogging. Over the years, we have usually agreed violently on most things and disagreed on others. His ipSpace website has grown from a blog into a membership and more recently into a consulting service. On today’s Priority Queue, Ivan and I talk about automation, intent, product quality and what can be done to improve it, the direction private clouds might take, and whatever else catches our fancy. Sponsor: Paessler AG Paessler AG is the maker of PRTG Network Monitor. PRTG monitors your whole IT infrastructure 24/7 and alerts you to problems before users even notice. Find out more about the monitoring software that helps system administrators work smarter, faster, better. Visit paessler.com today. Show Links: IPSpace.net Blog.ipspace.net Ivan Pepelnjak on Twitter The post PQ 145: Greg And Ivan Have A Chat appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 5, 2018
Today on the Priority Queue we have a roundtable show. We’ve gathered a few engineers around the microphone to talk about their experiences and what’s on their minds. We often hear this format is an audience favorite, so we plan to record more of these in the Priority Queue and Weekly channels, so keep an eye out. Today we welcome Alex Clipper, Eric Gullickson, Matt Elliott, and Stafford Rau to the podcast. We discuss encryption, code styles to ensure that code written by networkers is up to snuff, and what it’s like to work in technology after a certain age. Sponsor: Paessler AG Paessler AG is the maker of PRTG Network Monitor. PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure 24/7 and alerts you to problems before users notice. Find out more about the monitoring software that helps system administrators work smarter, faster, better by visiting paessler.com today. Show Links: Understanding Media Access Control Security (MACsec) – Technical Documentation – Support – Juniper Networks Layer 2-Encryptors For Metro And Carrier Ethernet WANs And MANs – Inside-IT (PDF) Thales L2 Encryption – Thales Senetas – Senetas.com What Is Optical Encryption? – Ciena Certes Networks Google Style Guides – GitHub Python PEP 8 Style Guide – Python.org PEP 8 The Style Guide for Python Code – PEP8.org Online PEP 8 Compliance Checker – PEP8 Online.com Sublime Text Editor – Sublimetext.com Atom.io Text Editor – Atom.io VSCode – VisualStudio.com Cutting Old Heads at IBM – Pro Publica Go Past The Resume, Build a Portfolio Of Your IT Career – Packet Pushers (YouTube) The post PQ 144: Engineer Roundtable: Encryption, Code Style, Tech Over 40 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 15, 2018
Martin Casado, general partner at Andreesen Horowitz, shares his perspective on the changing dynamics of how enteprises buy IT, and how it's sold to them. The post PQ 143: The Strange Dynamics Of Buying & Selling Enterprise IT appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 8, 2018
Today's Priority Queue peers into the Ruru project, which is open source software for TCP monitoring. Our guest is Ruru developer Richard Cziva. The post PQ 142: TCP Latency Monitoring With Ruru appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 1, 2018
FastNetMon is open-source software for DDoS detection. On today's Priority Queue we explore the software & its capabilities with project leader Pavel Odintsov. The post PQ 141: Using Open-Source FastNetMon For DDoS Detection appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Feb. 22, 2018
Today's Priority Queue looks at OPNsense, the open-source firewall and router. We examine features and capabilities, how it differs from other open firewalls, and more. The post PQ 140: OPNsense Wants To Be Your Open-Source Firewall appeared first on Packet Pushers.
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