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3 posts

Director of Security

Joe McManus runs the security group at Canonical making sure Ubuntu is the most secure distribution out there.

10 March 2020

On boxing, tabletop exercises and threat models

Ubuntu Article

‘Everybody has a plan until they get hit. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.’ Mike Tyson At Canonical we have recently performed a series of cyber tabletop exercises (TTX). A TTX is an information security preparedness drill where a cyber incident scenario is played out to improve your tactics, techniques and ...

26 February 2020

Canonical takes leadership role in security for ROS

Cloud and server Article

Canonical is committed to the future of robotics, as proven a short time ago when we joined the Technical Steering Committee of the second version of the Robot Operating System (ROS 2). We’re also dedicated to building a foundation of enterprise-grade, industry leading security practices within Ubuntu, so we’re excited to join both of the ...

29 August 2019

LXD in 4 Easy Steps

Cloud and server Article

I needed to install a clean instance of Bionic to test some code, but I did not want to use a full virtual machine as I was in a hurry.  To do this, I used LXD to quickly deploy new Bionic and Xenial instances in minutes.  If you are not familiar with LXD, it is ...