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A Deeper Dive into the SolarWinds Attack

April 02, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Months after being discovered, the world is still abuzz with talk of the SolarWinds attack. In all likelihood, we’ll still be talking about it for years to come. SolarWinds was unprecedented in its target and scope. It also highlights a new and...

Safety Defense-in-Depth

How to Secure Private 5G Networks

March 24, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

A private 5G network is a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) that licenses 5G technologies inaccessible to the public. For organizations  that are ready to take advantage of 5G technology, the option of a private 5G network is particularly...

CoreGuard Defense-in-Depth IIoT

This Year (So Far) in Buffer Overflows

March 08, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s not even two full months into 2021 and we’re already talking about not just one, but several major cyberattacks that all originated as a buffer overflow. 

CoreGuard Defense-in-Depth

Data Protection at the Industrial Edge

March 03, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Edge computing is not necessarily a new concept. In fact, the invention of edge computing dates back to 1997 when Akamai introduced its content delivery network, or CDN. 

CoreGuard Privacy Defense-in-Depth IIoT 5G

Cybersecurity at the Edge

February 09, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Edge computing is simply the processing of data closer to the data source—instead of relying on the cloud or a centralized data center to do the computing. Edge devices compute data locally and provide an efficient means of transmitting and...

Security CoreGuard Safety Defense-in-Depth IIoT

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act: The First Step in Securing Connected Devices Against Cyberattacks

January 25, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

The Internet of Things—otherwise known as IoT—is the moniker given to all internet-connected devices. Everything from smartphones to self-driving cars to smart sensors in factories, are considered IoT devices.

CoreGuard Defense-in-Depth IIoT

SolarWinds Highlights the Need for Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity 

December 22, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

To say 2020 has been a tumultuous year is an understatement. The seemingly never-ending breaking news cycle in the last twelve months has included a global pandemic, a history-making US presidential election, and a steady slew of cyberattacks...

Security CoreGuard Defense-in-Depth

Going Beyond the 7 Properties: How CoreGuard Exceeds Microsoft's Properties of Highly Secure Devices

October 20, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

In Microsoft’s white paper, Seven Properties of Highly Secure Devices, Microsoft researchers outline the seven “must-haves” for devices that claim security and safety. As argued in the paper, all too often security is sacrificed in the name of...

Security CoreGuard Safety Privacy Defense-in-Depth

Why the 5G World Needs Real-Time Attack Detection

September 28, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

5G is here. The build-up to the rollout of 5G has been years, but in 2020 the world is slowly but surely beginning to connect to and use 5G. In 2020, 160 million devices are projected to connect to the network, with hundreds of millions more...

CoreGuard Defense-in-Depth

How CoreGuard Can Protect Every Level of the Azure Sphere Platform

August 24, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

Microsoft Azure Sphere is a secure application development platform with built-in security and communications features for IoT devices. The platform is made up of both hardware and software components, including a crossover MCU, a custom...

Security Privacy Defense-in-Depth Communications IIoT