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A Q&A on Lessons Learned from SolarWinds

April 29, 2021
| Team Dover

SolarWinds first made headlines in December 2020, but nearly six months later, more information about the attack continues to come to light. From the execution method to the implications for securing the software supply chain—we’ve learned many...

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Here's What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Attacks

April 14, 2021
| Kylee Malkiewicz

As information about the SolarWinds attack continues to come to light, a new focus is being placed on the software supply chain and the cybersecurity risks it poses. The frequency and popularity of software supply chain attacks (also known as...

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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. 

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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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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...

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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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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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Here's Why Today's Cybersecurity is Insufficient

May 27, 2020
| Greg Sullivan

"Cybersecurity" is a broad topic and means different things to different people. In the cybersecurity industry, vendors have tended to tout what they know how to do as "security" and be done with it. However, what vendors tout as sufficient...

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The Most Common Software Vulnerabilities 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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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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