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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...

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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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5G is Here. How Can We Secure It?

June 09, 2020
| Kylee Malkiewicz

Before we can begin to tackle the cybersecurity issues created by the introduction of 5G, it’s important to first understand what exactly 5G is. Don’t worry, it’s wavelengths don’t damage your immune system, nor is it responsible for the spread...

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The Most Common Software Exploits Explained

May 12, 2020
| Jothy Rosenberg

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and that software will have vulnerabilities. Through countless tests and studies, it has time and again been proven that for every thousand lines of code, there will be an average of between ...

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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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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...

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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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2019 IoT Cybersecurity: Year in Review

December 31, 2019
| Kylee Malkiewicz

 

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