The purpose of this CXTech Week 15 2022 newsletter is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech? The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that’s what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers.
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Covered this week:
- Exploiting CVE-2022-0778, a bug in OpenSSL vis-à-vis WebRTC platforms
- Why Investors Are Piling into African Startups
- Conner Luzier – seeking full-time or project work in programmable comms / WebRTC
- People, Gossip, and Frivolous Stuff
We covered this exploit when we reviewed the March RTCSec newsletter. The OpenSSL advisory issued on 15th March explains how the vulnerability that was fixed has to do with abuse of the
BN_mod_sqrt() function that causes it to loop forever for non-prime moduli.
Essentially a denial of service, as you have to update to the latest version of OpenSSL and then restart the server. As we saw last year, CXTech Week 51 2021, DDoS hits real time services hard. You can not come back later as you would to a website, you need that call to work now. As Sandro Gauci highlights, for RTC services this exploit is critical, while for OpenSSL it was rated moderate.
Why Investors Are Piling into African Startups
Last week we announced TADHack Global 2022. TADHack South Africa remains the largest TADHack location, thanks to the amazing work of MTN South Africa. African startups raised a record $5 billion in 2021, check out this Bloomberg Quicktake, below.
Conner Luzier is a TADHack regular. Check out his hacks from TADHack-mini Orlando in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He’s also presented at Enterprise Connect several times, how many soon to be graduates have such industry exposure!
He’s looking for work, ideally full-time, but is happy for project work to build his references in the industry. Conner has shown his abilities and get-up-and-go time and again at TADHack. So please get in contact with Conner, thank you.
Below is Conner at Enterprise Connect 2019, third from right.
People, Gossip, and Frivolous Stuff
Seda Dolen is now VP Head of Solution Sales at Amdocs.
Matt Loreille is now CMO of Wildmoka, a Backlight business. Backlight acquires five media tech companies in $200+ million deal.
Kris Hopkins is now SVP of Product at Ramp.
Thomas Mörsdrof as Interim COO at MOWEA, we first met during his time at DT.
Lionel Toullier is now Head of BU Critical Communication Solution at Atos. We first met when he was responsible for SDP at Bull S.A.S over a decade ago. SDP stands for Service Delivery Platform, think CPaaS and API Management.
Glen Ragoonanan is now Senior Manager at Wind River. Another SDP contact from over a decade ago, this time Analysys Mason.
Rajendar Singh Dhami is now Technical Lead at HCL Technologies.