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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...

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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. 

Since then, edge computing has secured a foothold as an essential component...

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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...

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What Does the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Do?

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.

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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...

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The Cybersecurity Risks of AI and 5G

August 04, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

As 5G continues to roll out across the globe, it promises a hyperconnected world with fast downloads and low latency. These benefits of 5G in turn mean more complex systems—AI powered systems like smart cities and autonomous vehicles—are no...

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The Danger of Cyber-Physical Attacks

March 24, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

In 2014, an unnamed German Steel Mill suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that targeted the industrial control systems of a blast furnace, causing the furnace to shut down improperly. This unstable and improper shutdown caused “massive damage”...

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Why Triton is One of the Most Dangerous Pieces of Malware Ever

March 16, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Ensuring the safety of their systems is a top priority for organizations operating within Industry 4.0. Anything from heavy-duty machinery in a smart factory to environmental sensors in an energy plant—all are potentially dangerous if they don’t...

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Why Stuxnet (Still) Matters: How to Protect Embedded Systems from the World's Most Infamous Malware

March 10, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

There is perhaps no cyberattack more infamous or dangerous than the 2009 Stuxnet attack. It was the first ever weaponized cyberattack. 

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How to Address the Unique Cybersecurity Challenges of Industry 4.0

March 02, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved dramatically since its conception, and our world alongside it. The advancement of the IoT—including its subset the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—has given way to the latest industrial revolution:...

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