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Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

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.

Recent Posts

Defending Against Heartbleed Mutations

The biggest nightmare for IT managers and infrastructure vendors is not the chaos of trying to fix vulnerability exposed by Heartbleed, but variations of the bug that is already in the network unbeknownst to them. The key is to proactively defend against the Heatbleed mutations.

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Testing & Preventing Kinetic Cyber Attacks

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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