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Connection speeds Have been doing a network analysis contract and it’s brought up a couple of interesting misconceptions. Their office has a cable line (50Mbps down and 4Mbps up) for WAN1. It also has a backup ADSL line (8Mbps down and 2Mbps up) for WAN2. There...

IPs AND Subnets

What does 192.168.0.0/24 mean? There are two parts two an IP address – the network number and the host number. At home I have the IP 192.168.1.15, and here the .15 is the host number (the IP of my machine) and the network number is 192.168.0. Each IP is made up...

New Password Policy

Password policies Guaranteed to annoy someone, and if you’re really lucky then you get to annoy everyone. If users can’t remember their passwords then you’re annoying two sets of people – the users who can’t use their stuff and the...

Infosec Checklist – ICO

An infosec checklist is a must-have for anyboy working with systems, data or infrastructure. It’s not just about keeping stuff secure, it’s about having a framework in place that can analyse, recommend and implement best practice for any data and systems...