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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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Vaccinate Your Network to Prevent the Spread of DDoS Attacks

October 2, 2019

CableLabs has developed a method to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the source, before they become a problem. By blocking these devices at the source, service providers can help customers identify and fix compromised devices on their network. DDoS Is a Growing Threat DDoS attacks and other cyberattacks cost operators billions of […]

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CableLabs® Micronets Security Reference Code Is Now Open Source

March 1, 2019

In November, we introduced CableLabs micronets, a next-generation on-premise networking platform focused on providing adaptive security for all devices connecting to home or small business networks. Micronets uses dynamic micro-segmentation to manage the connectivity to each device and is designed to provide seamless and transparent security without burdening end users with the technical aspects of […]

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Comparing 4G and 5G Authentication: What You Need to Know and Why

February 6, 2019

The 5G (fifth generation) of cellular mobile communication is among the hottest technologies today and is under development by 3GPP. Besides providing faster speed, higher bandwidth, and lower latency, 5G also supports more use cases, such as: Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC) With global deployment […]

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Security for Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

January 10, 2019

Empirical evidence reveals an inimical belief that blockchains and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are inherently secure because they use cryptography, employ hashing algorithms and have public/private keypairs—in short, a belief that the data in these systems is extremely unlikely to become exposed. After evaluating requirements and deciding to utilize a blockchain solution, security is important […]

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Micronets: Enterprise-Level Security Is No Longer Just For Enterprises

November 14, 2018

Today we are introducing CableLabs® Micronets, a framework that simplifies and helps secure increasingly complex home and small business networks. As we add devices to our networks such as cell phones, computers, printers, thermostats, appliances, lights and even medical monitors, our networks become more susceptible to intrusions. Micronets automatically segments devices into separate, policy-driven trust […]

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The Need for IoT Standards

August 29, 2018

Imagine a world in which you can tell your phone you’re leaving work, and your washing machine automatically starts the laundry at home so that it’s ready for the dryer when you arrive. Or your oven begins preheating so that you can pop a pizza in when you get home. Or, on cold days, your […]

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But it’s Just a Light Bulb, Does it Need All This Security?

August 2, 2018

A version of this blog was published by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In IoT security, one of the common arguments is about “how much security” a given device needs (as if we could measure that in grams). The typical example is usually a light bulb. The objective in asking the question this way is usually to […]

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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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Cable’s Role in Cybersecurity

October 19, 2017

The cable industry does more than just provide internet connectivity for millions of customers: it also plays an active role in driving security in the broader internet ecosystem. Cable operators have a long history of successfully defending against attackers seeking to steal service, customer data and video content. The cable industry has been protecting the […]

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