Five years ago …

Five years ago I opened this blog to write about networking and security, and because I wanted to improve my writing skills and this was a good idea to be updated about technologies, standards, protocols, attacks, etc. In addition, I’ve been writing in English language for two years and I want to keep writing in English language because I don’t want to forget this language. Who knows if I’m going to be writing in French language in the future because I really love languages and I've started to learn French as well.

What have I done in the last year? I’ve done many things, as always, and I like it. I’ve been reading, studying, testing and teaching new datacenter technologies like Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). On the other hand, I’ve also installed, configured and/or supported load balancer appliances, SIEM appliances and firewall appliances, even I’ve been at FortiXpert (again) and ForoCiber conferences. Everybody has heard about WannaCry, which was just another cyberattack, and the Apache Struts Vulnerability, that I analysed and read about them to know how they work. Troubleshooting network performance issues and improving SSL VPN performance with DTLS are another two things which are improved my knowledge about networking, as well as studying the DTLS protocol for configuring SSL VPN over UDP. In addition, I’ve also been reading a lot about CIA hacking tools, the Security Directives for the EU, the cyber rights from the new GDPR, or books like the Steve Jobs biography and the truth about you future. So much reading and studying have done that I achieved the level of F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator. What’s more, once again, I’ve been abroad in a workcamp for two weeks, working for free, in a small town of Czech Republic where I met interesting and kind people. Finally, I would also like to highlight the speech at CUM University where I returned to speak about security.

An overview about the most widely read posts in the last five years is the next:

With regard about from where the blog is visited, we can find the statistics next:

Last and not less important, I would like to thank to everybody who read this blog and support me because they are the main reason why I have already written 244 posts with almost 180000 views. If someone has something to say for improving this blog, it is welcome.

Regards my friends and I hope to see you again back in September after a great holiday.