Up Times · February 2022

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by Bryley · January 2023

The road traveled

’22 in the Rearview

Here are some highlights of what’s been covered in this space in the year gone bye-bye.

Bryley at Thirty-Five
This was the second year under Garin Livingstone’s leadership. Garin has set Bryley’s trajectory: “to make the complexities of networking and security easier for clients to understand. Without the give-and-take of good communication, it’s easy to miss information that might make network management better for our clients …” [7 min. read]


A Few Minutes with Carlos, Field Technician

“Whatever I can do to make a person’s job easier,” was Carlos’ sincere response when I thanked him for moving closer to the mic during this interview. Carlos’ attitude of respect comes through often.

Carlos told me that since he was very young he felt grateful for the opportunities he was given. He felt grateful for America. He said he had wanted to give back by serving in the military, but he had a child at seventeen and so those early thoughts about the way he was going to give back had to change … [5 min. read]

Business Continuity Mixtape – Bryley-curated stories from around the internet:

Banking at a coffee shop?There’s nothing stopping someone from sitting outside my local Starbucks, for example, and creating a network that’s called Starbucks Wi-Fi. If I connect to that instead of the legit Starbucks network, a stranger could see my user ID, my password, my bank account, my email address and more … [5 min. read] money.com

Happy swimming fishesThe UK’s National Cyber Security Centre outlines a multi-layered approach that proposes we beef-up the technical hurdles so phishing links have a much less chance of ever being seen by the intended human target. At the top level is Single Sign-On that’s enabled with either a FIDO (USB fob) key or other strong form of MFA. Single Sign-On only allows employees access to websites or applications that your organization has approved, and so minimizes the risk of damage from clicking an email link to a bad website … [10 min. read] ncsc.gov.uk


If you’re trying to get a public wifi connection and a terms and conditions panel is supposed to appear, but won’t … on Android type into your browser google.com/generate_204 … and on an iphone type captive.apple.com … [5 min. read] wsj.com

Circuit board by AI

The gate has been opened, showing us a glimpse of an AI-powered future, writes Benj Edwards in his overview of the AI that has had the most visible impact this past year … [5 min. read] arstechnica.com

Phishing bugPrebh Dev Singh Senior Product Manager of Bryley partner Barracuda discusses the use of Machine Learning (a subset of Artificial Intelligence) in capturing threats delivered via email. The attackers have grown more sophisticated and now often bypass old methods like filtering out known malware-delivering IP addresses. This is not to suggest that we dismiss the former methods of malicious spam detection, but add to our defensive posture … [49 min. previously recorded webinar] brighttalk.com (registration required)

Note: The Mixtape section is Bryley’s curated list of external stories. Bryley does not take credit for the content of these stories, nor does it endorse or imply an affiliation with the authors or publications in which they appear.

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