Chris Chapman, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Spirent Communications, has over 20 years of experience with multiprotocol and cloud networking technologies. With emphasis on systems root cause analysis, Quality of Experience, performance, and scale realism testing for both IPv4 and IPv6, Chris has written and deployed industry leading test with major NEM, Service providers and standards’ bodies as well as wrote numerous test methodologies. Chris has a BSCE from Santa Clara University and has held key engineering positions at Apple Computer, Netscape/AOL, MCI/WorldCom/UUNET, and Spirent Communications.
A new class of attacks – kinetic attacks – was recently demonstrated at RSA 2014. This self-described “frying the machine” is part of a family of attacks aimed at causing physical damage to the system. This kind of attack targets a worm which rewrites the APC controller, setting the CPU performance to full power, and turns off the system fans causing the computer to literally catch on fire! Previous kinetic attacks such as ‘Stuxnet’ targeted nuclear power plants.
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By Gail Ferreira, Product Marketing Manager at Crossbeam, and Chris Chapman, Technical Marketing Engineer at Spirent
Crossbeam and Spirent recently partnered with EANTC, an internationally recognized test center, and Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown to define and emulate the most realistic real-world conditions within mobile networks, and evaluate the performance of Crossbeam X80-S as a network security device under these demanding conditions.
We agreed on one key requirement — ...
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