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What Makes Secure Processors Different?

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true.” ― James Branch Cabell

Given the magnificent complexity of modern microprocessors, it’s inevitable that they’ll have bugs and security holes. It might even be physically impossible to create a bug-free CPU, but … Read More → "What Makes Secure Processors Different?"

Security In and On the Application

Internet-of-things (IoT) security seems to be passing through various phases as a topic. It started as, “Wait, what? I need security? But why???” Frankly, we probably haven’t moved completely out of that one, but we’ve made progress. Next comes, “What does security mean?” And that continues as well. But a third phase has started, and that’s one of, “OK, I get it, but … Read More → "Security In and On the Application"

Blockchain in IoT Security?

Let’s chat about blockchain technology, shall we? If you know almost nothing about blockchains, then it’s probably easy to conflate it with so-called cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Those are systems where someone magically created a store of money – well, a store of some sort of artifact that becomes money only when someone decides it’s a good idea to pay for them with … Read More → "Blockchain in IoT Security?"

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