Penn State University Receives IBcon’s Digie Award for Most Intelligent Building Project

UNIVERSITY PARK and SEATTLE, JUNE 14, 2018Tempered Networks, Inc., the pioneer of Identity Defined Networking (IDN), today announced that Penn State University was honored with the prestigious IBcon Digie Award at the annual IBcon event focused on smart, connected, high performance intelligent buildings.

Why I care about the Internet of ‘Important’ Things

The ‘Internet of things’ (IoT) continues to be all the rage these days, but what does that really mean for us as a society in the broader context? All these ‘things’, including vending machines, Point-of-Sale systems, biomedical devices, HVAC systems, etc., are being connected onto networks. Seems like everything needs to connect and communicate, but we need to think carefully about the implications.  

Your Medical Records Going to the Highest Bidder

You probably remember the headlines from around this time four years ago, when a data breach at Target resulted in the capture of thousands of payment cards and personal data (and in Target paying nearly $70 million to financial institutions to cover their losses and the cost of reissuing all those cards). Or perhaps you more easily remember the recent data breaches at major health insurers that resulted in the compromise of nearly 80 million medical records across the country.

Even Fish Tanks Aren't Safe From Hackers

Cybersecurity Journalist at HackRead, Waqas Amir said it best, “The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we use everyday objects such as appliances, thermometers, and even lighting”. IoT is increasing in popularity as it is implemented in more businesses and households every day. Unfortunately, the easier IoT devices make our day-to-day lives, the easier it gets for hackers to perform a potentially devastating breach.