Article: How the open source community helped firms investigate their network activity following SolarWinds

Free, Libre, Open Software

How the open source community helped firms investigate their network activity following SolarWinds

The ramifications of the SolarWinds attack are still unfolding more than four months since the breaches were revealed to the public. One underappreciated facet of the wide-ranging scandal that has engulfed much of the U.S. government and hundreds of major companies involves the powerful role the open source community played in helping enterprises respond to the crisis, according to Greg Bell, co-founder and CSO of cybersecurity company Corelight.

“What happened with the Sunburst malware is that when FireEye/Mandiant discovered the attack and made this sort of amazingly detailed disclosure, they released information about the attack—so called indicators of compromise—in open formats on GitHub, the platform where open source tools are built and where information is shared,” Bell said.

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Article: Bellcycle: The New Open Source Modular Bike

Materials, Open Manufacturing

Bellcycle: The New Open Source Modular Bike

A Bellcycle is a new kind of bicycle that is built from a DIY kit and lets you ride with a straight back and hands kept in a natural position. It’s modular and can even be set up to carry cargo.

The Bellcycle is a concept from Labs Bell and has been designed by Alex Bell, an engineer who was born and raised in NYC, US. He builds new ideas following the motto, “Where is the future and why is it taking so long to get here? Let’s build new, different and innovative solutions. Let’s not be afraid of failure. Try different things. See what sticks.”

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