Posts By: CFord

Does It Take An Olympian Effort to Hack the Olympic Games?

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There are lots of story opportunities to talk about here. According to the NY Times the attack was based on some stolen credentials from a member of the Korean Olympic Committee. Just likes Clams, one coughs and gives them all away. From that one credential came a cascade of troubles, including the loss of Wi-Fi, […]

Not Just Yet Another Protocol: Advanced Message Queueing Protocol [AMQP]

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I know, I know. Don’t we have enough protocols in this world? Well if any one should know the answer to this it’s Solace. Solace could be considered a messaging broker for today’s enterprises – providing the ability to interconnect new cloud-based assets with existing systems that are established and too costly to change at […]

Has Anyone Else Lost Control of Their iPhone?

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It seemed innocent enough, my wife and another number asked me to look at her latest post. We were both traveling separately and she was not answering the phone. She is one of those people who post status and locations on Facebook. When I saw the group message to me and a number I did […]

Verizon’s Hands-on Workshop at IoT Evolution

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When it comes to IoT, the developer community needs the carrier to help mask the complexity.  Verizon is offering a hands on workshop at IoT Evolution on Monday January 22nd that will enable developers to take advantage of the network interfaces specifically designed for IoT. 4G LTE Cat-M1 as a standard matches the requirements for […]

The 5 Things to Look For At CES.

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What Announcements Should we Focus on? CES is the largest event in the US aimed at showing Consumer Electronics.  These days that includes lots of “things” from drones to wearables.  What should we expect to see pervade the marketplace after CES. What will become viral and what will be become a faint memory.  James Brehm, Mike […]

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Don’t Worry Be Forecasts.

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I receive Business Insider’s IoT Briefing curated news in my email. They always have interesting headlines and sometimes I think they have a sense of humor. Peter Newman’s curation today had the irony of these warring charts. The first was talking about the Smart Home lock company Otto that has lost its funding and leaves […]

Where is the Breach and What do “They” Want?

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While I hear a lot of concern about the security of the Internet of Things, I am convinced the Internet of things is not the honey pot.  Personal information is the primary goal. The recent hacking and extortion of Uber is a case in point. They were not looking to steal rides, but to steal […]

Puerto Rico: Self EmPOWERed with Micro Grids

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It’s embarrassing how much need there is in the world and particularly when the need seems to be overwhelming. I received a call from Bradley Hook, VP of the Startup Societies Foundation about a Conference they are running on behalf of the Foundation for Puerto Rico on January 19th and 20th at Georgetown. Puerto Rico’s […]

IoT The S Is For Security

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That is a common joke from friends in and out of the IoT industry, and personally I consider it a deflection from the troubles of Equifax, Uber, etc. These are cases where the back end systems were attacked and not some sensor or module that represented the breach. Now don’t get me wrong we have […]