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January 2018

Extensible by Design

By | 2018-01-31T02:14:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Blog|

  January 31, 2018  |  Vaughan Emery The great physicist Albert Einstein once said, "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." This makes me think that Einstein would have been a big proponent of extensibility had he ever written code – as opposed to his awesome decoding of the universe. Who knows… there [...]

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Internet Transactions of Things: When Counting in Trillions

By | 2018-01-24T02:24:28+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Blog|

  January 24, 2018  |  Vaughan Emery Preparing for Billions of Devices Generating Trillions of Transactions A phrase that we hear more and more about the Internet of Things is that we will soon have "billions of devices engaging in trillions of transactions." We have already achieved the first half of the statement. The research [...]

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Atonomi Announces Pilot Program with Swytch to Build a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future

By | 2018-01-15T03:21:32+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Press Release|

Atonomi Network to bring security and trust to renewable energy incentive platform built on blockchain Seattle, Washington – January 15, 2018 – Atonomi, the blockchain-based arm of leading IoT security provider CENTRI Technology, has today announced that Swytch, a renewable energy incentive platform built on the blockchain, will be the first organization to pilot the [...]

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About that Toaster with the Gambling Problem

By | 2018-01-12T19:04:38+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Blog|

  January 12, 2018  |  Vaughan Emery While I wish him a long and productive career in his field of electrical and computer engineering, Andrew Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has already achieved fame for a simple tweet he sent back in 2015, providing his concise description of the IoT: “The [...]

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Preventing the “Looming Digital Meltdown” with New Approaches to IoT Security

By | 2018-01-10T20:26:44+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Blog|

  January 10, 2018  |  Vaughan Emery Well, 2018 is certainly off to a fast start, at least within the world of IoT security. Last week I wrote about my one one-word advice: “I have one word for you: Blockchain.” This week I might say – when considering the challenges of securing the IoT, “I [...]

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Why Most View a Blockchain Future Through the Rear View Mirror

By | 2018-01-10T20:26:50+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Blog|

  January 4, 2018  |  David Fragale Blind spots must be considered with blockchain. When a new technology like blockchain comes around, it’s easy to overlook the impact it can have far beyond its intended use. Much of this is the result of our tendency to perceive the future too much through the lens of [...]

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December 2017

I Have One Word for You: Plastics Blockchain

By | 2018-01-10T20:26:58+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Blog|

  December 21, 2017  |  Vaughan Emery T’is the season for watching classic movies. And one classic that has been coming to mind is “The Graduate” – the 1967 Oscar winning flick that gave birth to Dustin Hoffman’s career, produced the hit Simon & Garfunkel song “Mrs. Robinson” and launched an ironic meme before there [...]

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An “Egregious” Industrial Plant Attack

By | 2018-01-10T20:27:06+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Blog|

  December 15, 2017  |  Vaughan Emery There’s no joy in writing this blog. I’ve spent the night searching for the latest news about the Triton malware that’s been discovered in an – at this point unnamed – industrial plant believed to be located in the Middle East, perhaps Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters. While [...]

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When the Machines Do the Shopping

By | 2018-01-10T20:27:11+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Blog|

  December 14, 2017  |  Vaughan Emery Automation is flowing into our lives so persistently and quietly that we hardly notice. Gone are the folded maps in the glove compartment. Now it’s click on your navigation app, and dutifully follow directions – maybe feeling a twinge of guilt when you ignore the spoken command to [...]

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Why the World Needs a Secure Ledger of Things

By | 2018-01-10T20:27:23+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Blog|

  December 7, 2017  |  Vaughan Emery We live in a time when there are plenty of things to worry about, so sometimes people, outside the industry, are surprised to hear that I spend my days trying to secure the small stuff – like baby monitors, insulin pumps, temperature sensors on nuclear power plants – [...]

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