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Getting Started with IoT Security with Threat Modeling

https://www.denimgroup.com/resources/blog/2017/11/getting-started-with-iot-security-with-threat-modeling/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3BtGhVz%2BNYQRiSgJC%2Bt%2FEWQQ%3D%3D The security of IoT systems can be exceptionally complex because of the large number of components, potentially extensive attack surface, and the interactions between different parts of the system. Threat modeling is a great starting point to understand the risks associated with IoT systems. The challenge with this trend is that IoT devices are just computers

Containers and microservices complicate cloud-native security

http://www.theserverside.com/feature/Containers-and-microservices-complicate-cloud-native-security?utm_campaign=Black%20Duck%20Press&utm_content=60709505&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Developing applications with microservices and containers may be a modern approach to software design, but traditional software flaws still remain a problem when addressing cloud-native security. When you think about microservices-architected, there’s a wide range of, I guess you could say opinions, about what that means.  In this age of DevOps and cloud-native development, the software

What Causes Cascading Power Grid Failures – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/what-causes-cascading-power-grid-failures Scientists have pinpointed vulnerable transmission lines in the North American grid that could lead to massive blackouts, helping prevent them in the future. “In the North American power grid, the set of power lines that are susceptible to failures were found to represent a surprisingly small fraction of the whole network

​Linux totally dominates supercomputers | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-totally-dominates-supercomputers/  “All 500 of the world’s fastest supercomputers are running Linux” Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998. Before Linux took the lead, Unix was supercomputing’s top operating system. Now it seems that it will take a hardware revolution, such as quantum computing, to shake Linux’s supercomputing grip.  To this day, the Beowulf design remains

Netgem N7700 STB teardown

Elisa Viihde is a IPTV service sold by Finnish telecom operator Elisa. The system works so that you have a set-top-box that connect to your cable TV and your Internet connection. You can use the set-top-box to view both live cable TV signal, your recorded TV programs from IPTV video recorder (in “cloud”), pay TV