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July 23, 2019


Security In and On the Application

Thirdwayv, Keyfactor, and Thales Focus on Layer 7

by Bryon Moyer

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 how the heck do I implement this? Do I have to do the whole thing from scratch??”

Much of the, shall we say, remedial? focus has been on basic security as typically implemented in Layer 4 of the OSI stack. For example, the most common

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Security In and On the Application
What do you think of these security ideas that focus on the application layer?

posted by Bryon Moyer on Jul 22 at 8:34am

Students Throw Down the Gauntlet
I feel like state education become less and less important and it’s easier and more effective to learn everything independently, because you know what kind of results you want to have and what kind of information you need. Well, I’m going to college already, but since I found <...

posted by JeanToomey on Jul 17 at 2:56am

The Coming Disintegration
typo These improvements will come at MUCH lower cap costs THAN the next gen process upgrade.

posted by Azmat on Jul 15 at 2:45pm

The Coming Disintegration
We like to build products to highest desired performance even if features are rarely, if ever, used. I dont even know all the stuff cramped in to my 16 iPhone6; all i know is that i keep running out of storage!! The underlying drive towards super-integration is the border interaction. The ...

posted by Azmat on Jul 15 at 2:44pm

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