Email : rob (at) larsenconsulting (dot) net
- Why cybersecurity certifications suck. [ipSpace] [Errata Security]
- DDoS attack against DNS provider knocks major sites offline. [Graham Cluley] [Krebs] [DC Knowledge] [Network Computing] [BBC News] [Stuff] [NZ Herald] [Gizmodo] [Schneier] [The Register] [HardOCP] [Dyn Status] [ExtremeTech] [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [Engadget]
- What we know about Friday's massive east coast Internet outage. [Wired] [ReadWriteWeb]
- US investigating Friday's internet blackout as 'criminal act'. [Engdaget] [Gizmodo]
- DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again. [The Register] [THG] [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [Gizmodo]
- Watch America's Internet get wiped out by a massive DDoS attack. [Gizmodo]
- Today's brutal DDoS attack is the beginning of a bleak future. [Gizmodo]
- What is DNS, and why does it make the Internet break? [Gizmodo]
- WikiLeaks: Julian Assange's internet access 'cut'. [BBC News] [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [Wired]
- How one researcher cracked iPhone 5c. [EE Times]
- Anonymous' most notorious hacker is back, and he's gone legit. [Wired]
- Stop trying to deter cyber criminals. [Russ White] [ACM]
- Attackers logging your keystrokes via Skype. [Graham Cluley] [THG]
- Spreading the DDoS disease and selling the cure. [Krebs]
- SHA3-256 is quantum-proof, should last billions of years. [The Register]
- Virtual kidnapping. [Schneier] [Washington Post]
I have over 25 years' experience in the IT industry, most of which has been spent in networking/telecoms in the UK and Europe, where I’ve worked in varied roles such as technical consulting, network design/architecture, pre-sales support, operational support and software engineering/development. In 2008, I emigrated to New Zealand, where I have permanent residence status and am based in the Wellington region.
My experience has been gained in a wide range of organisations, from start-ups, through enterprises and to large service providers and telcos. I have worked in both team environments and on an individual and independent basis.
My background has a strong hands-on element to it, and as such I get satisfaction from being able to test a design in a lab to prove that it will work before deployment in a production environment. To back this up, I have over 20 years experience with Cisco’s IOS, routers and switches, as well as more than 14 years experience with Juniper’s JUNOS, routers and NetScreen firewalls.
I very much enjoy customer-facing roles since no two customers are alike, and so the variety this gives is always a challenge that I am keen to take on. Taking part in in-depth technical discussions with customers forms a key part of being able to fully understand their requirements, which is essential to being able to deliver a successful solution.