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A Proposal for a Long-Term Post-Quantum Transitioning Strategy for the Broadband Industry via Composite Crypto and PQPs

October 22, 2020

The broadband industry has historically relied on public-key cryptography to provide secure and strong authentication across access networks and devices. In our environment, one of the most challenging issues—when it comes to cryptography—is to support devices with different capabilities. Some of these devices may or may not be fully (or even partially) upgradeable. This can […]

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The Cable Security Experience

August 31, 2020

We’ve all adjusted the ways we work and play and socialize in response to COVID. This has increased awareness that our broadband networks are critical – and they need to be secure. The cable industry has long focused on delivering best-in-class network security and we continue to innovate as we move on towards a 10G […]

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EAP-CREDS: Enabling Policy-Oriented Credential Management in Access Networks

August 20, 2020

In our ever-connected world, we want our devices and gadgets to be always available, independently from where or which access networks we are currently using. There’s a wide variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices out there, and although they differ in myriad ways – power, data collection capabilities, connectivity – we want them all […]

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6 Tips to Speed Up Your Home Network

June 5, 2020

Are Your Devices up to Speed? Here’s Why It Matters… Nobody likes to wait for an internet page or movie to load, but did you know there are things you can do to improve the speed? Yes YOU. Even if you think you’re not tech savvy, you can easily check your devices to see if […]

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10G Integrity: The DOCSIS® 4.0 Specification and Its New Authentication and Authorization Framework

May 28, 2020

One of the pillars of the 10G platform is security. Simplicity, integrity, confidentiality and availability are all different aspects of Cable’s 10G security platform. In this work, we want to talk about the integrity (authentication) enhancements, that have been developing for the next generation of DOCSIS® networks, and how they update the security profiles of […]

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False Base Station or IMSI Catcher: What You Need to Know

October 23, 2019

You might have heard of False Base Station (FBS), Rogue Base Station (RBS), International Mobile Subscriber Identifier (IMSI) Catcher or Stingray. All four of these terminologies refer to a tool consisting of hardware and software that allow for passive and active attacks against mobile subscribers over radio access networks (RANs). The attacking tool (referred to […]

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Revisiting Security Fundamentals

October 17, 2019

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month—time to study up! Cybersecurity is a complex topic. The engineers who address cybersecurity must not only be security experts; they must also be experts in the technologies they secure. In addition, they have to understand the ways that the technologies they support and use might be vulnerable and open to attack. […]

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Driving Increased Security in All IoT Devices

September 18, 2019

CableLabs engages with the IoT industry and the broader stakeholder community, including governments, to help drive increased IoT device security.  The rapid proliferation of IoT devices has the potential to transform and enrich our lives and to drive significant productivity gains in the broader economy. However, the lack of sufficient security in a meaningful number […]

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Moving Beyond Cloud Computing to Edge Computing

May 1, 2019

In the era of cloud computing—a predecessor of edge computing—we’re immersed with social networking sites, online content and other online services giving us access to data from anywhere at any time. However, next-generation applications focused on machine-to-machine interaction with concepts like internet of things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transition the focus […]

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Blockchain Enters the Cable Industry

May 3, 2018

A version of this article appeared in Broadband Library.  Blockchain is one of today’s most discussed and visible technologies. Some technologists consider blockchain to be the most significant technological innovation since the dawn of the Internet. Many researchers have begun to see blockchain applied to Internet of Things (IoT) security, providing better consumer control and […]

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