In the third of a five-part blog series helping network service providers to avoid costly procurement mistakes, we consider the relative benefits of software and hardware-based solutions for smart home management. Can you keep costs down without creating integration nightmares or vendor lock-in?
If early January is any guide, 2020 should be the year when network service providers finally get serious about router security. The year had barely begun when researchers revealed a new critical vulnerability they dubbed “Cable Haunt” that affects hundreds of millions of cable modems.
A lot has changed since I first started applying machine learning (ML) in the 1990s. Back then, using something like a neural network meant implementing everything, including the learning algorithm, from scratch. Assuming your code […]
Selecting a smart home management system is a high-stakes process for ISPs, so it is important to ask the right procurement questions. IoT Fingerprinting should be at the heart of any management system, but the quality of technology has serious implications for security, user experience, and operational costs.
With an increasingly crowded field of vendors for smart home management systems, how can ISPs be sure they choose wisely? In my list of key areas to investigate during procurement, security is naturally at the top. Just how smart is the smart home protection offered?
A recent survey of 8,000 Europeans found quality broadband and Wi-Fi in our homes is now more valuable to consumers than sex, holidays, their favorite TV channels or chocolate.
Some 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sold in the next few years, a large proportion of which will be to augment the smart home for everything from heating, ventilation and lighting control to CCTV, smart assistants and nanny-cams. As a result, there are challenges around security, connectivity and control which must be addressed
In our very first Cloakable blog post, we discussed why whitebox cryptography is so important when developing software that needs to keep data and keys secure. Specifically, we discussed how software is an open book, with […]
A big part of Industry 4.0 requires the successful integration of the supply chain into the manufacturing process. In the ideal vision, a close cooperation, with rapid information sharing, is established between suppliers, the manufacturer […]
Hang on. Isn’t hyper-connectivity meant to be boosting service revenue? Why are we talking about protecting revenue? Mark Hearn explains more…