Sunday, March 1st, 2015

November 2014 – The Connected Car Expo that took place before the LA Auto Show (LAAS) had a variety of speakers and topics. To of the interesting topics that came up and were discussed were (1) the sale & resale of connected cars and (2) security of the communication with the connected car. On the [...]

October 1, 2014, Atmel, Santa Clara, CA—Laurence Barberis from Atmel introduced the latest SAMA5 ARM Cortex-A5-based microcomputer family. This new set of chips adds a floating point unit and other functions to the A5 family to extend the family and offer increased features and performance. Part of the new releases are geared for low power [...]

September 17, 2014, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Walt Hubis from Hubis Technical Associates presented a vendor agnostic overview of secure storage. this information includes current and emerging technologies and changes in international security standards to implement a practical and secure storage system. The first area to consider is encryption. The drivers for this level [...]

May 2014, Internet of Things Conference, Santa Clara, CA—We talked with Uday Mudoi from Vitesse about the company and their products. They are falling back on their years of experience in Ethernet products to change the company focus. The drivers are in the growing acceptance of FbE in enterprise networks. Although the internals of the [...]

May 7, 2014, Internet of Things Developers Conference, Santa Calara, CA—Kin-Yip Liu from Cavium talked about the bigger industry drivers for semiconductors. Of course, performance and power are at the top of the list, but integrated functionality is starting to matter. For example, in security functions, new issues are for transactions and access authorizations, especially [...]

February 2014, At the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco, a great deal of the discussion was on the management and threat reduction due to changes in the DHCP and DNS protocols and their attacks by malware & outside network services. These changes include support for IPV6 and legacy IPV4 devices on the same network. [...]

February 2014 – At the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco, the theme of security had an underlying theme of mobile devices/thin clients connected to high speed and cloud based networks. These networks have been updated to the latest generation multicore servers which have enhanced throughput. As a result the edge of network devices in [...]

February 25, 2014, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Wave Systems ( is combining features of the Trusted Platform Module and some software to create functionality of a smart card without any physical devices. The package stores authentication credentials in TPM containers, so they can offer security comparable to that of a smart card or other physical media. [...]

February 25, 2014, San Francisco—Wade Baker from Verizon outlined the contents of the latest DBIR. The reporting and participating groups are now up to 50 contributors across the world and include forensics, vendors, various CERTs, police, and other investigative organizations. This report has been published since 2008 and has grown over time. Some of the [...]

February 25, 2014, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Dwayne Melancon from Tripwire presented the concept of games as the framework for security. Many of the user interfaces can use Diablo as the pattern for the UI. Game players depend upon various de facto standards for game interfaces. The games have methods and models that provide the elements [...]