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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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IoT Security – Insight on Trends, Challenges and the Road Ahead

August 17, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry isn’t part of the “Near Future” – it’s already here and growing rapidly. The Wall Street Journal hails IoT as the next Industrial Revolution and, according to Cisco, there are currently 4.9 billion connected devices today with an expected 12 billion by 2020. The fully matured result of this […]

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