Randy Marchany


Virginia Tech

Cyber Defense: We’ve Been Doing It Backwards

Posted on: 20 Mar 2014

The number of breaches that have occurred in the past 12 months (Target, U of MD, etc.) serve as a warning that traditional defense mechanisms are not working.  I ask…

What Have We Been Doing The Past 10 Years?

Posted on: 26 Feb 2014

You know you’ve reached a point in your career when you get asked to give a talk on how IT has evolved over the past 10-15 years.  I guess it’s a…

IPv6 – It’s Time

Posted on: 28 Jan 2014

VA Tech is one of the few institutions in the US that runs a full production, dual stack IPv4/IPv6 network. We’ve been running this dual stack network since 2005. All…

Restricting Users With Admin Privileges Solves the Wrong Problem

Posted on: 04 Jan 2014

CONTROL: Minimize the number of users with domain or local administrative privileges. Such users should use a separate unprivileged account for email and web browsing. This control is misunderstood and…