It's possible to look at RIPE Atlas probes from the perspective of IoT - a key element of the service is the physical devices deployed all over the world. Read on to find some interesting insights from this perspective.
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Based in Georgia Institute of Technology
Karim Farhat is a Research Assistant and PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy. His work as a Research Associate at the Internet Governance Project (IGP) focuses on the institutional and standards environment evolving around the Internet of Things. Karim’s other research interests include the economics of information security and Internet governance. Before joining Georgia Tech, Karim was active in the Internet Society chapter of his native Lebanon, particularly through his involvement with the Internet governance and start-up arenas. Karim also worked in DC for an indie film company and has a Masters in Media Studies from Ohio University.
Please read this guest post by Karim Farhat, PhD student at the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology: The promise of vast new markets has created an array of alliances and consortia to develop competing standards and protocols for the Internet of Things (IoT). The ITU - …
Based in London
Dr Ivana Tomic is currently working as a Research Associate in the AESE group at Imperial College London. She received her PhD in Control Theory from City, University of London in October 2016 where she worked on the implementation of distributed control algorithms in multi-agent networks. Her research interests include security of cyber-physical systems and IoT, distributed aperiodic control communications protocols and their impact on security, and optimal control. She is currently researching security vulnerabilities for aperiodic control protocols with wide-area communications as a part of S4 project (EPSRC Programme Grant) and Fog to FIELD project funded by CISCO/Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Prior to this she was a main researcher on PETRAS project IoT in the Park funded by EPSRC where she looked into security of wireless sensor networks and IoT architectures.
Internet of Things (IoT) emerged as a complex cyber-physical system that allows smart devices to sense the environment and modify it accordingly to enhance the way we work and live. The existence of such a large network of interconnected entities poses major security and privacy issues that prevent…
Uta Meier-Hahn is a doctoral researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. In her work she focusses on informal regulation of internet infrastructure with specific interest in internet interconnection arrangements. As academic editor for the institute's Internet Policy Review (http://policyreview.info), Uta contributes to establishing a hybrid form of publication at the crossroads of journalism and academia. Before joining the institute, Uta worked as an online journalist for the public broadcasting company Norddeutscher Rundfunk. She studied Cultural Studies at the University of Lüneburg and at the Marmara University in Istanbul.
There are many resources available to learn about Internet peering. But when it comes to de-peering, networkers are mostly left with their gut feeling.
Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC. Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team; in 2015 she moved to Communications Department as Senior Community Builder, with a focus on organising hackathons. Vesna gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops, and enjoys visiting hackerspaces. Vesna received a Batchelor of Sciences Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.
Today begins the newest edition of four-yearly Dutch summer camping conferences for and by hackers: SHA2017. Since there is an overlap between topics and participants within the RIPE community, this is an invitation to the talks and workshops that might interest you.
Based in Fort Collins, CO, US
I am a PhD Candidate at Colorado State University. My areas of interest are Internet measurements, routing analysis, anomaly detection. I like to research on topics that can be directly applied to operations. When not writing code, I spend time playing amateur guitar.
This post describes a technique to detect bursty TCP disconnections, and how it can be used on RIPE Atlas data to better detect outages in the Internet.
George Michaelson is currently APNIC's senior R&D scientist. Recently, he has been working on long-baseline IPv6 and DNS statistics using Internet-wide end-user measurement, services logging, audit and analysis, and design and implementation of the Internet Number Resource Certification framework. George is a member of the BCS, and a founder member of the Australian chapter of the Internet Society. He participates regularly in IETF standardisation meetings, and co-authors Request For Comment (RFC) documents, technical drafts, and conference and peer-review papers. George graduated from York University in 1982 with a BSc in Computer Science. His career in the United Kingdom and Australia has pursued research and development in computer science, networking, and systems administration.
This is a story about science and data and how we need to apply rigour if we want to use data to inform and influence policy decisions. It is also a story about HTTPS.
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Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I wrote the articles collected here during my time as community builder of the RIPE NCC and the maintainer and editor of RIPE Labs. I have since taken on a new role serving as the Chair of the RIPE Community. You can reach my new profile via the website link below.
Please read this guest post by Mian Usman, Network Architect at GÉANT: One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why? Why, when commercial networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf netw…