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Security in the Age of Increasing Cyberattacks

In June 2021, I was discussing with a colleague why, despite all the discourse about security, we continue to read about cybersecurity attacks. On that same day, the Belgian city of Liege announced that it had been the victim of a ransomware attack. During our chat, my colleague held up ... Read More
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In the World of IoT Security, Lock Every Door

On March 10 2021, Congress voted to spend $1 billion on improving government IT systems. While the $1 billion that was approved was markedly short of the $9 billion that was originally being pursued, this represents a step function increase for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), which had previously raised ... Read More
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The Good and Not So Good of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020

The Good and Not So Good of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020

In September, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring that all internet of things (IoT) devices purchased by the government meet minimum security requirements. Of course, with everything being connected to everything, there needs to be a step function improvement in the security of the networks being used to ... Read More
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