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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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Why the IIoT Needs a Complete Cybersecurity Stack

February 13, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Cybersecurity is a many-pronged approach. From smart thermostats to the automated factories of Industry 4.0, today’s embedded systems require multiple layers of protection to prevent cyberattacks. These different layers are known as the...

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2019 IoT Cybersecurity: Year in Review

December 31, 2019
| Kylee Malkiewicz

 

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Defending the IoT: RISC-V's Role in Securing a $470B Market

March 28, 2019
| Jothy Rosenberg

While the Internet of Things may have seemed like a pipe dream of the future just a few years ago, today it’s hard to classify it as anything less than a growing success. In fact, some analysts predict that the IoT is growing so fast, it could...

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Next-Level Data Protection Through Taint Tracking

January 28, 2019
| Sal Trifilio

Data breaches are costing companies millions across the globe, and they’re only getting worse.

According to a breakdown of IBM’s 13th annual Cost of Data Breach survey, “the total cost, per-capita cost, and average size of a data breach (by...

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IoT Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

January 15, 2019
| Sal Trifilio

The Internet of Things garnered plenty of headlines in 2018, but not necessarily for the best reasons. While the rapidly growing industry successfully avoided the type of black eye that the Dyn DDoS attack left back in 2016, IoT devices are still...

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