Internet of Things

Is Heartbleed the inevitable result of open source software?

Is open source software safe to deploy? Damien Choizit has written a thoughtful opinion piece in Software Development Times in the aftermath of the Heartbleed OpenSSL debacle. He writes, “the question on everyone’s mind is, ‘What does this mean for open-source software development?’ The truth of the matter is, Heartbleed wasn’t the real problem. Rather, it was with how we current ...[Read More]

Are security issues lurking in your embedded device?

s embedded and machine to machine (M2M) devices evolve, new issues are rapidly emerging that affect both legacy systems and those being planned. Network security is one of those. Malicious attacks on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other industrial control and smart grid networks are a major concern. Recently the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security team noted that there ...[Read More]

Are you well-positioned for the Internet of Things?

Kaivan Karimi of Freescale has written an excellent overview of the Internet of Things (IoT): “Will the Internet of Things (IoT) turn your smart phone into the center of the universe?” We agree with his assessment that the smart phone may be one of the many hubs or gateways used to query or analyze Big Data from sensing and other smart devices but it is much more likely that Wi-Fi and ...[Read More]