Saturday, February 13th, 2016

January 2016 – This year, the RSA Conference San Francisco returns to its traditional time slot of February. This year’s event has been updated to reflect not only the issues of the current business environment, but to make the take-away from the event more actionable on a short term basis. In the past, while the [...]

October 2015 – At the Virtualize conference, organized by graphics analyst firm Jon Peddie Research, the discussion focused on the shift in requirements and architecture of the new generation of virtualized networks. Typically, VMs are used in an enterprise for standard office and transactional processing applications. The newest generation of GPUs and GPU based appliances [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Henk Pruim from Inside Secure described the issues and challenges of the premium content industry. The various delivery options are in a flux as viewers move from tethered connections to IP delivery technologies. IP and Internet video are growing at a very high rate. Various pundits are forecasting [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Sean Newton from ST Microelectronics provided insights into the need for various types of security in designs. The basics of security have to be modified for microcontroller-class devices to be most effective with the limited resources available. The headline events about hacks and breaches into data and devices [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Danny Kaye from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment talked about changes in the distribution and delivery of the various content from the movie studios. The underlying business models are changing as consumers change their buying and viewing habits. The consumer base for cinematic content is already moving towards [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara, CA—Simon Segars from ARM described the changes in mindset and products that will be necessary for trust and security in a connected world. The advances in technology enable more devices to share data magnifying the conflict between privacy and the use of shared data. The new world needs [...]

November 10, 2015, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Mike Muller CTO from ARM talked about the changes in semiconductors over the past 25 years. Not only has transistor density increased according to Moore’s law, but so have functionality and capabilities. The change have also gone into other categories, like data discs. A CD has row and [...]

September 2015 – The 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt event was heavily dominated by social media and mobile apps leveraging the open source and vendor library environments that are present for Linux, Windows, Android and iOS devices. The applications covered most of the sensors and interfaces in mobile devices – microphones, speakers, motion, GPS, and video. There [...]

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, security architect at Intel presented concepts on identity protection technologies. The basis for many data breaches is compromised identity. One of the primary problems for users and IT is passwords. Most passwords are easily cracked, key-logged, phished, and intercepted, making them a high security risk. Password [...]

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Nitin Saragdhar from the Intel security group talked about biometric authentication in a trusted execution environment. The growing number of damaging exploits and data breaches is raising concerns, but users don’t want to have more and higher complexity passwords. Users need to be authenticated t ensure that all [...]