Silent Net

December 7, 2015 JP Blaho

2015-12-07

‘Tis the season everyone!  As we prepare for time spend with family and friends, and possibly some well deserved time off, let’s not forget that for many business, end of year involves bringing in the last revenue for the quarter and fiscal year.  Retailers are trying to move merchandise at neck-breaking paces, and our supply chain infrastructure is being stressed to its extremes.  So it can be both a joyous and a stressful time.

Instead of talking about the virtues of technology and the latest infrastructure attacks and advanced threats, I though for the next few weeks I would test my rhyming skills, converting holiday song favorites to poems that reflect a day in the lives of network and security operations people during this time of the year.  So in the spirit of good cheer (and maybe of forgiveness for lack of polish in these rhymes), I hope that you enjoy these.

The first one should be easy to guess, and appropriate to DDoS attacks…from the lyrics and music of Silent Night, I give you Silent Nets:

Silent Nets, Useless Assets
DoS attack and Anonymous abets
Online orders prevented today
Calls to our carrier, but to our dismay
All they can do is just blackhole
All they can do is blackhole

Silent Nets, Useless Assets
Network Ops, starting to sweat
Website down for 5 hours now
Executives gathering for a powwow
Starting to lose control
Starting to lose control

Silent Nets, Useless Assets
Seven Hours, from onset
Systems restored back online
Security posture needs a redesign
Heads are going to roll
Heads are going to roll

Sound (cringingly) familiar to any of you out there? 

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