Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly important in the networking industry. Their sophisticated magnitude, crafted impact and widely spread side-effects beyond a specific objective are leading to unexpected and severe economical consequences for both enterprises and service providers.
2015 started off career wise with me adding automation to my "title", becoming Virtualization and Automation Architect. My first job in my new role meant traveling to Hong Kong to meet with a customer and discuss automation capabilities with Juniper's products. One of the things I noticed was that although I was half way around the world, some of the same things that reminded me of home were there like Starbucks, McDonalds, and KFC. I realized that the concept of franchising into other states and countries allows me to get the same things no matter where I go.
What many people in the network world need is a workflow sherpa - someone to carry the automation load as they ascend the automation Everest so they can get a peak of the valley on the other side. Talking about the millionth step before having taken the first is premature and not extremely helpful.