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perfSONAR – continuously developed by institutions such as ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 – is a measurement software aimed at identifying soft failures in a network. OARnet is implementing perfSONAR nodes in the OARnet backbone, at the demarcation point of client networks, in Science DMZs and various external test points. Find out more about this measurement software and how OARnet is using it. 

 

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In recent years, both the public and private sectors have experienced major cybersecurity breaches. The results are staggering: lost money, lost jobs, and lost personal data. The unfortunate fact remains that the number of cyber criminals vastly outweighs the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Whether you are going to college for the first time or headed back to school, consider the following three reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you. 

 

OARnet is just one of several advanced research and education (R&E) networks in the United States. Alone, we are able to  provide significant services and benefits for the state of Ohio, but when we join forces with other R&E networks, we are able to do great things at a national level. One such organization that facilitates this type of collaboration is The Quilt.

Dana Rogers, business relationship manager for OARnet's higher education clients, has been forging lasting relationships with her clients for 20 years. While she has a vast knowledge of content management, web development and broadband services, she also holds many hidden talents. Check out Dana's Meet the Staff profile to learn a little bit about her background and what she does away from the OH-TECH building. 

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"Botnets" are essentially weapons of Internet warfare: A horde of compromised computers used in larger network security attacks. And the scary thing is your computer could be compromised and you wouldn't even know it! But there are ways you can protect yourself from these attacks and prevent your computer from becoming just another "bot." 

 

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