Laurence Andrews

EU Passports

Here’s something I didn’t know: Member states of the European Union are not permitted to place a stamp in the passport of a person who is not subject to immigration control, such as a national of that country, a national of another EU member state or a non-EU national family member of an EU national who is seeking entry in conformity with EU Dir... Read more

A Brief Overview of Firewalls

Back in 1993, while I was busy being a toddler a chap at CheckPoint came up with something called ‘Stateful Packet Inspection’. Sounds terribly boring, but it isn’t. Stateful Firewalls are the unsung security guards of the internet, here’s how they work: A long, long time ago - all we had to protect our networks were packet filters. Packet filte... Read more