This Week in Enterprise Tech 70

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This Week in Enterprise Tech
Episode 70

Contents

This Week in Enterprise Tech 70:

Technology Byte

BGP Compromise

  • Rerouting BGP traffic to own route to sniff the traffic ont he way by.
  • BGP does not require much authentication.
  • BGP advertises routes local to the router, and other routers trust this information.
  • BGP traffic was routed through ice land for months.
  • The routers in the BGP community are no long few and trustworthy.


  • BGP is easy to deploy, but does not have security itself. ACL and other filters prevent self-advertising as an authority.
  • Education on safe deployment of BGP is not well known or taught.

End Government Snooping

  • Global Government Surveillance Reform
  • Government snoops everywhere, including World of Warcraft.
  • Large tech companies have called for no snooping to ensure a stable global economy.
  • We want to keep the bag guys out, but a system where it is okay for the government to view everything.
  • Privacy is beneficial even if you're doing nothing wrong.


  • Encrypting everything makes not on piece of information interesting to decrypt.
  • The more companies on board, the better.
  • If the sources for information stop the flow of information to the government, the issue of reform will be forced.

Click Fraud Botnet

  • Malware would do a hijack commanded from irc.
  • Redirecting or taking over the irc server is often done to stop botnets.
  • Malware on computers is getting harder to detect.
  • Finding particular attacks is hard due tot he amount of noise as UTM logs fill with attack attempts.

Topsy buyout

  • SAP has been selling retail analytics for a while.
  • Retail Analytics is used to track customer trends.
  • Where is the traffic of patrons physically.
  • Big Brother factor requires tracking to be aggregate.
  • Retailers want to reach consumers long before they enter their establishment.


USB Flassh Drives

  • Many thumb drives have built in encryption at the hardware level.
  • Built in drive encryption prevents employees from disabling the encryption.
  • If encryption is easy (no extra steps), than selling encryption to management grows easier.
  • Windows has Bitlocker turned on by default on Windows 8 and 8 RT.
  • Microsoft requires all mobile devices and drives to be encrypted.
  • People are lazy, encryption is slow, takes another step, etc.
  • Prudent enterprises should look into mobile device encryption and remote wipe for the road warrior.


  • Most silicon is made overseas, how can security be ensured when the chips are made remotely?
  • The software and firmware itself for Kingston is loaded in the US in their own facility.
  • All computers in the process are secured to prevent malware changing the software on the usb drives.
  • The USB drive comes with additional virus protection with preloaded virus software.
  • Third party security experts are given the drives to vet.
  • Always verify any security system you get yourself.


  • Publishing source code can expose vulnerabilities quicker, from both white hat and black hat hackers.
  • Enterprises can disable USB storage devices, but not restrict to only encrypted drives at this time.
  • The Kingston drives use the open and proven AES encryption standard.
  • ESet can limit the USB drives types.


Hardware & Software Mentions

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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: December 9, 2013
  • Release Date: December 9, 2013
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