Jeremy Hitchcock

#SecurityFail For Home Routers

Have we become numb to security? Short of our phones with a black screen or someone hitting us over the head - I’m not sure that people care. The news about VPNFilter and maybe as few as 500,000 homes and small businesses being compromised passes like a normal news day. Basically, your home Internet connection is opened up like a freeway on-ramp and it’s allowing your Alexa, TVs, and cameras to ...

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Jeremy Hitchcock

IoT device classification for better management

Billions of new devices in the home have created a big headache for home owners, consumer electronic companies, service providers, and IT solution providers.  Not only are an estimated 40% of IoT devices not ever properly setup, the management paradigm for IoT requires a different approach from BYOD and other corporate devices. Here’s an inside look on how Minim tackles IoT management for homes.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Is my IoT device online, active, or in use?

Internet of things devices are always on and always connected.  This raises all sorts of questions on what it means for a device to be active.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Why Minim

Minim was inspired by the DDoS attack against Dyn on October 21. 2016.  What happened that day was the largest ever botnet attacked and disabled a key piece of the Internet.  Said a different way, a few punks in a few weekends effectively disabled (temporarily) the company I built for 15 years.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Value Chain for Devices

In the enterprise, value has shifted gradually from the hardware vendors to the software vendors.  Even companies who are "hardware" companies (Apple and Cisco) are just as known for their prowess in developing software.  Simply said, the software and the applications became more interesting.  Hardware companies either evolved or died.

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Jeremy Hitchcock

IoT Depends on Internet

Here's a story about the light bulb and the electric grid that is worth telling.  The 1800s witnessed John Swan and Thomas Edison developing the electric candle.  Edison, understanding its commercial applications, patented the technology.  

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