Author Archives : Landon Noll

“Cryptographically Strong”: Here Be Dragons

It is interesting to note that many government agencies that have a strong interest in security, almost always exempt themselves from FIPS or Common Criteria requirements.


An Astronomer’s Take on the August 21 Solar Eclipse

Hello from your friendly Cisco resident astronomer! On 2017 Aug 21, those in North American will experience a wonderful event called a Total Solar Eclipse: For most of the US, such as those in San Jose, they will experience a partial eclipse: However for the few who venture into the center-line, where totality will exist for about 2 minutes, they…

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