Community Happenings: Week Ending 4/28

Blog Post created by hausmus Employee on May 1, 2017

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend. Today, we start a new month, May. What is a personal or professional goal you’re looking to achieve by May 31, 2017?


Here’s a highlight of what happened last week in the community, and around.



Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Sam Abdin, Chanchal Ahuja, Christian Alvarez, Berardo Bonaduce, Vijaykumar Chadachan, Sreenivasa Reddy Chinnannagari, Diego Elberger, Ashutosh Gupta, Amarnath Halesh, Darran Howkins, Jan Huijs, Shani Ibrahim, Rahul Jain, Jeremy Johns, Lee Kimmet, Gueissaz Marie-Blanche, Chitresh Markanda, John Martino, Maximiliano Moressi, Vamshi Namilikonda, Prakash R, U S Rao, Werner Schneider, Shaden Shorrosh, Ed Ullrich and Heri Widjojo


We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?


Share Your Experiences

Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution: 


Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community. 


Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:


Browse all open and answered questions


Other noteworthy posts throughout the community include:


I Love Acronyms

We have a new acronym challenge for all of you! Our new acronym is:




To join the challenge, post what HSN represents in a comment at: I Love Acronyms: May 1, 2017. Points will be awarded to all participants with the correct answer and extra points are awarded to the first correct answer and the most creative answer. Good luck!!


In Telecom News

  • Don’t be Fooled: Utility Fiber Outside the Substation Isn’t as Safe as You Think: Many utility CIOs do not fully appreciate the fact that, once data leaves the substation or data center, it is basically outside of their control. Ciena's Mitch Simcoe details how in-flight data can be hacked and what you can do to protect it in this Network Insights article.

  • Celebrating 60 Years of Protecting Submarine Cables: The International Cable Protection Committee plays a critical role in protecting the world's subsea cable networks, and it's about to celebrate 60 years. Learn more about the organization you should get to know better in this article from Ciena's Brian Lavallée.

  • 3 R&E Network Innovations Changing Lives for the Greater Good: Ciena's Renee Reinke highlights three developing network innovations that are enabling the R&E community to make a meaningful impact by facilitating collaboration of students, educators and scientists across the globe to further education and research. Read the article.

  • AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform: What we learned from tech earnings: A look at some of the key cloud takeaways from the earnings reports of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet on ZDnet. Learn more.

  • Ransomware up 50% in a year, warns Verizon security report: Organised criminal groups have increased their use of ransomware to extort money by 50% compared with a year ago, according to Verizon. Read more on Capacity Media.

  • Internet firms are winding up for a fight on net neutrality: “Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: Net neutrality.” Learn more on CNBC.



Shout-outs this week go to...


Of The Week


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. 

Albert Einstein



This Thursday, May 4th, we celebrate two important days:

  • World Password Day: Celebrated on the first Thursday of May each year, it is a celebration to promote better passwords habits. Do you have an old password to change or can you turn on two-way authentication for your important accounts?
  • National Star Wars Day: “May the Fourth Be With You” this Thursday.


Did You Know

That on May 3, 1978 the first ever spam email was sent. Gary Thuerk, a marketer for the Digital Equipment Corporation, sent an email to 400 of the 2,600 people on ARPAnet selling information about open houses where people could check out the computers, which understandably annoyed many people.


However, the very first spam may actually go back to as early as 1864 when people sent unsolicited commercial telegraphs



Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.