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Cyberattacks in 2021: Lessons Learned

December 27, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

With 2021 coming to a close, let’s look back at some of the cyberattacks we’ve seen this year, and discuss what we can expect for 2022. 

Security Communications IIoT

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...

Privacy Communications IIoT

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...

Privacy IIoT

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...

Safety IIoT

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.

Security IIoT

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...

Safety Privacy Communications IIoT

AI Needs to Be Secured. Here's How to Do It.

March 23, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are increasingly being integrated into our everyday lives. Smart thermostats use AI to learn our schedules and adjust temperatures, AI applications in self-driving cars enable them to navigate and respond...

Safety IIoT

Why Stuxnet Still Matters: How to Protect Against 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. 

Safety IIoT

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:...

Safety IIoT

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...

Safety IIoT