NHS Cyber Attack: Blame the Managers not the Hackers

NHS Cyber Attack: Blame the Managers not the Hackers
So…it all started when I advised about an NHS Cyber Attack back in 2013, (which was ignored) and despite many warnings and proposed plans, this advice was brushed aside, favouring conformance over performance and good governance. Instead, the careful management of I.T risks has turned into a catalog of errors, full of obfuscations, smokescreens and ...

Internet of Things Dedicated LAN on IX Liverpool

Internet of Things Dedicated LAN on IX Liverpool
After some R&D “sea” trials, IX Liverpool has a separate peering LAN for the Internet of Things (IOT). As far as we know, there isn’t any other Internet Exchange in the world which has its own dedicated IOT LAN, so this is definitely something of a first.. Liverpool has a rich mix of IoT hackers, ...

PlaneFinder – Becoming an ADS-B receiver station

PlaneFinder - Becoming an ADS-B receiver station
I have been working with PlaneFinder (PinkFroot), who operate the PlaneFinder app and website, and are now one of their ADS-B ground receiver stations. Having installed the equipment and the antenna on the roof,  it runs the MLAT/Plane Finder client and tracks aircraft from upto 200nm away, uploading them into the PlaneFinder database. What is ADS-B? ADS-B ...

World Community Grid – Donating Cycles – Are you?

World Community Grid - Donating Cycles - Are you?
For years now my various business have given a lot back to the community, through charity donations, events and pro-bona work etc, but one area that we’ve been doing the longest is Community Grid Computing. When I ran our data centre under Crosby Communications (year 2000), we donated excess computing cycles to different community projects ...

Flight Radar24 – Becoming an ADS-B receiver station

Flight Radar24 - Becoming an ADS-B receiver station
Just installed an ADS-B receiver from FlightRadar24.com by becoming one of their ADS-B and MLAT receiving stations.  I will be updating this post with information on how it goes in the future. but for now, its looking good, uploading data (which combines sources using ADS-B, MLAT and FAA) to their servers every few seconds, from a small ...