Infrastructure

Moving to the cloud has presented challenges for companies forced to do so faster than planned during the pandemic.  For many businesses, it saved the day, but not without cost. “In the race to make everything work, we may have inadvertently introduced some things like technology sprawl, and we did that at a time when […]

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Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will not be going forward with large telecom incumbents’ request to appeal their case against the CRTC’s mandated wholesale rate correction from nearly two years ago.
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Really good op-ed in the New York Times about how vulnerable the GPS system is to interference, spoofing, and jamming — and potential alternatives.

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act included funding for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation to jointly conduct demonstrations of various alternatives to GPS, which were concluded last March. Eleven potential systems were tested, including eLoran, a low-frequency, high-power timing and navigation system transmitted from terrestrial towers at Coast Guard facilities throughout the United States…

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A water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, was attacked last Friday. The attacker took control of one of the systems, and increased the amount of sodium hydroxide — that’s lye — by a factor of 100. This could have been fatal to people living downstream, if an alert operator hadn’t noticed the change and reversed it.

We don’t know who is behind this attack. Despite its similarities to a Russian attack of a Ukrainian power plant in 2015, my bet is that it’s a disgruntled insider: either a current or former employee. It just doesn’t make sense…

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