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CBRS and Unlicensed LTE

March 23, 2020

When considering network choices for IoT devices, a common choice is LTE. As 5G deployments cover more areas, technologies like Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) will become available for adoption. The technology is a compelling choice. Great (LTE) coverage, fantastic roaming capability, and the …


Medical Device Hacking Worldwide: Part 2

March 20, 2020

Did you read my last post with the positive story of how people are community-hacking their medical devices to improve their quality of life? While writing my last post, I also became aware of serious security concerns. This post will focus on the challenges …



Waggle Dance Yourself to Automation

March 16, 2020

ZigBee, named for the waggle dance bees use to communicate, is one of the oldest, and most often used protocols, but how much do you know about it? ZigBee operates across various frequencies, but only the 2.4GHz band is available for use worldwide. For …


Use the Force: Making the Study-Habit Stick

March 13, 2020

So, you’ve decided to go after a certification. Good for you! You’ve made the commitment. You’ve pulled up the exam blueprint and made your plan. You’ve got your own personal Team Awesome assembled. Now what? Let’s talk brass tacks about making your certification plan …


Medical Device Hacking Worldwide Part 1

March 9, 2020

The process of getting approval for a new medicine is long and burdensome and for many patients. Most don’t have the luxury of time on their hands. They want a cure now to increase their quality of life and/or prolong their life. There are …


Securing Data-Centric vs. Action-Centric IoT

February 28, 2020

In 2008, the number of connected devices surpassed the number of humans on Earth, and now, in 2020, analysts predict the exponential growth of the Internet of Things will cross the 50 billion devices mark. This unprecedented explosion of IoT adoption (five times faster …



Is IPv6 Too Big for an IoT Tiny Home?

February 26, 2020

Read about wireless IoT protocols, and one feature will stick out above the rest. 6LoWPAN is a typical client addressing protocol. But what is it? The “6” gives us an immediate hint, and if you’re asking if it has anything to do with IPv6, …

Networks Security

Unpopular Opinion: How SD-WAN Will Improve Security

February 21, 2020

The consensus is software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) will provide organizations unprecedented agility but possibly at the expense of security, as traffic flow changes to a distributed model without the safety of traditionally centralized security tools. Being the consummate contrarian, I …