Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MiFID II Transaction Reporting with Born Technology's CrossCheck™



MiFID II Transaction Reporting with Born Technology's CrossCheck™

 

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Oct 10, 2017, 14:00 ET

CHICAGOOct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to industry demand for a turnkey MiFID II reporting solution, Born Technology's CrossCheck™ now delivers Transaction Reports to EU Regulators. Retrieving trade flow across exchanges and execution platforms, CrossCheck enriches data in accordance with RTS 22, validates, and securely transmits reports to FCA, BaFin and more. Firms are able to verify, amend, and export Transaction Reports directly within the CrossCheck interface. Integrating Transaction Reporting with DEA Management and Algo Monitoring, Born Technology offers CrossCheck as a unified platform for fulfilling MiFID II obligations.
Derek Haworth, CEO, Born Technology commented "With its Transaction Reporting features, CrossCheck is quickly becoming one of the derivative markets premiere MiFID II compliance systems."
CrossCheck is a SaaS based system with a web browser interface for easy deployment on all devices. 
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Valerie Plame Wilson's GoFundMe to Buy Twitter and Ban Donald Trump's Account

Of course this is a completely unrealistic concept....or is it?  Even if she can't raise enough to buy Twitter and bad Donald Trump's account, the money raised will go to a good cause - Global Zero.  Besides, contributing will make you feel GOOD while making a statement AND helping a good cause.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Enable and Set as Default TLS 1.2 on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

I had to ensure that TLS 1.2 is being used on a Windows 2008 R2 server, and was using a Windows 7 workstation to test it.  Just some quick notes on the whole process.

I had to update Windows 2008 R2 to Service Pack 1 as the first step.  Windows 7 must be on SP1 as well.

Microsoft KB 3080079 adds support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 but DOES NOT force use of it (see later steps):
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3080079

Apply KB3140245 to Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server and to Windows 7 SP1.  This KB gives the ability to set TLS 1.2 as the default protocol.  The article also explains how to set it as default on both Win 7 and Win 2008 R2:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3140245/update-to-enable-tls-1-1-and-tls-1-2-as-a-default-secure-protocols-in

Enable TLS 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Win 7 SP1 after the above KBs are installed.  The article applies to Windows 7 SP1 also, though it doesn’t state that:
https://support.quovadisglobal.com/kb/a433/how-to-enable-tls-1_2-on-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

Windows 7 and Win2008R2 TLS/SSL settings reference.  More info than you need to simply enable TLS 1.2, but might be useful:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn786418(v=ws.11).aspx

Friday, June 16, 2017

Clear Disk Space Used by the System Volume Information Folder


Our monitoring system report that disk space on a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server was very tight, less than 6GB free on a 136GB drive.  I checked the folders of the usual suspects that might be using large amounts of disk space, but none were using a large amount of space, and the Recycle Bin was empty.  What the heck?

I installed TreeSize Free on the server and discovered that the System Volume Information folder was using nearly 52GB of space.  Some searching showed lots of articles related to Windows System Backup or System Restore Points taking up lots of space in SVI, but that wasn’t relevant on this server.  I ran across this post, and one of the comments discussed Enabling and then Disabling Shadow Copies on the volume to clear out lots of SVI space.


I looked at the Shadow Copies tab of the Properties of the volume (right-click over the drive in Windows Explorer and choose Properties), and it showed that Shadow Copies was disabled, but showed 50GB+ in the Used column (I didn’t take a screenshot of that unfortunately, but the one below is similar).  After doing a bit of research to make sure enabling Shadow Copies is a safe operation to perform on a live production server, I enabled it.



After clicking Yes to enable Shadow Copies, I disabled it by clicking the Disable button and clicking Yes on the confirmation dialog.



After enabling and then disabling Shadow Copies, I re-scanned the volume with TreeSize Free,  The System Volume Information folder now took up only 3.0MB!  



Friday, July 29, 2016

How To Confirm Which NIC a Failed telnet

Attempt is Going Out Using Wireshark


I was troubleshooting why a FIX session was failing to connect over the Internet, when it worked the previous night.  Initially I thought that the connection was going out the incorrect interface.  Recently, I’d added a virtual NIC to the virtual machine, and realized that some traffic that was previously going over the NIC with Internet connectivity was now going over the new NIC (which is connected to our internal management network).  I defined a route to ensure the traffic to the FIX session in question would go out the Internet-facing NIC, but wanted to confirm absolutely that the traffic was going out that interface (because otherwise, it would never reach the Internet).  I ran a continuous telnet test to the IP and port and fired up Wireshark.  I initially tried to filter in the port in question, but saw no traffic.  So, I tried several other Wireshark filters to try to see packets related to the failing telnet test:
  • tcp.port==xxxxx
  • udp.port==xxxxx
  • telnet
  • ip.addr==the IP I was trying to reach


No packets whatsoever in Wireshark.  What the heck?  Admittedly, I’m a relative networking newbie, so I don’t have a firm grasp of the protocols and packets used by a telnet connection attempt.  What was I finally able to use to figure out that the traffic was absolutely going out the Internet-facing NIC?  I filtered on the ARP protocol (Wireshark filter arp) on a whim, and was able to see that the request for the IP address in question was indeed going out that interface. In this example, the ARP "who has x.x.x.x?" told me the traffic was going out the correct interface.

ARP "who has x.x.x.x?" packets
Now to go find my firewall colleague to tell me if the traffic is indeed reaching the Internet. If it is, then the issue is likely at the site that I'm trying to connect to....

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Why are my network interfaces not coming up at boot time on CentOS 6?!?!?

This has bugged me recently with a customer CentOS server that requires manual ifup of network interfaces following a reboot.  Well, thinking about it, it may be that I have to start the network service manually (service network start)....either way.    So many solutions to this issue related to not having ONBOOT=yes in the ifcfg file for the interface, but that was not the cause in this instance.  I finally discovered the cause today.  You can blame the fact that I'm a relative Linux newb to not finding this sooner.  Thanks to this forum post for enlightening me (see the answer by b13n1u):

CentOS 6.5 not bringing up network interface automatically after reboot [ifup eth0]

Here's the abridged version of chkconfig --list output from this server:

# chkconfig --list
NetworkManager  0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
network         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

So, the services NetworkManager and network are not set to start.  So, this should be the solution to the issue.  I'm rebooting it this weekend, so I guess we'll see how that works.

chkconfig network on

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wealth and Income Inequality - Bernie Sanders' Views

"Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.

The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.

America now has more wealth and income inequality than any major developed country on earth, and the gap between the very rich and everyone else is wider than at any time since the 1920s.  
The reality is that since the mid-1980s there has been an enormous transfer of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the wealthiest people in this country. That is the Robin Hood principle in reverse. That is unacceptable and that has got to change."

That's how Bernie Sanders starts to outline his views on wealth and income inequality.  I'm firmly behind Bernie for President and hope you'll at least consider his views, even if you disagree.  Here's his whole outline on the issue from his website, which I agree with 110%.