My employer recently set up a new software development centre in Ireland, with a direct negative impact on UK jobs, primarily because of the (now illegal) tax breaks that they get there.
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There have been any number of allegedly "smart" or "simple" admin solutions developed by Cisco for IOS over the years, but EVERYONE still uses their own homebrewed scripts and CLI scraping, right ?
Even if the Viptela stuff is actually any good, which it might be since Cisco didn't develop it, I'd bet that the integration with IOS is flaky as hell and incredibly constrained.
Just log into any IOS router and use the online CLI help to marvel at the swathes of protocols and features that you've a) never heard of and b) nobody uses. Many of which were probably written 15 years ago with little or no thought of security. It doesn't surprise me at all that there are vulnerabilities in there. It's practically impossible to remove features from IOS, so the crud just builds up over time.
How about this from P.55 of the draft bill. It looks like in principle they are allowing themselves to collect pretty much anything. I assume that in practice they will just record all the standard Netflow 5-tuples, but the way I read this, they can ask for any data they think will help to identify something.
(9) In this Part “relevant communications data” means communications data
which may be used to identify, or assist in identifying, any of the following—
(a) the sender or recipient of a communication (whether or not a person),
(b) the time or duration of a communication,
(c) the type, method or pattern, or fact, of communication,
(d) the telecommunication system (or any part of it) from, to or through
which, or by means of which, a communication is or may be
(e) the location of any such system, or
(f) the internet protocol address, or other identifier, of any apparatus to
which a communication is transmitted for the purpose of obtaining
access to, or running, a computer file or computer program.
In this subsection “identifier” means an identifier used to facilitate the
transmission of a communication