After a long and successful struggle to bring an industrial firewall to market, Eric Byres is leaving Belden and Tofino behind. We shouldn’t call it retirement because I expect that Eric will be contributing in a number of different ways in the next ten years.

I gave Eric a few months to clear his head and then talked with him for this episode of the Unsolicited Response Podcast.

The first 16 minutes of the episode are a retrospective of Tofino. What features were surprisingly effective, what were the biggest challenges and dark times, when will we see Tofino on a chip and more.

After that we talk about bigger questions on the ICSsec community, Eric’s home automation and what he may do next.