Family Safety

IoT Lockdown: Ways to Secure Your Family’s Digital Home and Lifestyle

If you took an inventory of your digital possessions chances are, most of your life — everything from phones to toys, to wearables, to appliances — has wholly transitioned from analog to digital (rotary to wireless). What you may not realize is that with this dramatic transition, comes a fair amount of ...

Family Safety

High-Tech & Hackable: How to Safeguard Your Smart Baby Devices

It’s just about as creepy as it gets: A hacker breaking into a smart device in your baby’s nursery. The Internet of Things (IoT) has wrapped our homes technology, which means any piece of technology you own — be it a smartphone, a thermostat, or even a baby toy or ...

Consumer

The ‘Beginners Guide To IoT’

This blog post was written by Nick Viney. You’ve probably heard the term ‘smart’ being placed in front of everyday objects such as watches, locks and even cars. Over the past couple of years, the term is being used more than ever as more devices become ‘smart’. These devices now ...

Consumer

The Trends & Challenges Facing The Internet Of Things

This blog post was written by Nick Viney. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is now commonplace in society today. Since the term was first coined back in the 80’s, connected devices have changed our lives in ways many of us could only dream of. However, whilst the growth has ...

Consumer Mobile and IoT Security

Will Your Smart Home Be Your Next House Sitter?

As I rush to catch a flight, I’ll often think in a panic, “Do I have my keys? Passport? Plane ticket?” Once I plop down in my seat, a terrifying visualization of everything else I may have forgotten flashes across my mind: “Did I turn the lights off in the ...

Mobile and IoT Security

These Cute Teddy Bears Have Been Recording Your Kids

When we think of cyberhacks, we often think of criminals trying to break into a network of important information protected behind a screen. You might think of enterprises and large organizations as victims of cyberattacks, but actors are moving their target to the home. Living with three kids, I try ...

Family Safety

Is Rapid Tech Growth Leaving Your Family’s Digital Safety in the Dust?

It’s an exciting time to be alive, no doubt. We’ve evolved from tech enthusiasts to social connectors, to a to a culture steeped in a sophisticated digital lifestyle. Ease, speed, and efficiency drives every purchase. Still, the inconsistency hums: The more connected our families become, the more insecure we can ...

Mobile and IoT Security

How To Protect Today’s Smart Home

We love our kids, and we want the best for them. In today’s connected world, the role of a parent includes deciding how much to let technology impact our kids’ lives. Sometimes that role involves the choice to either disconnect more so our little ones can develop without too much ...

Consumer

A Reflection on Mobile World Congress

This blog post was written by Nick Viney. As the dust settles on another busy year at Mobile World Congress, it’s important to reflect not just on the conference itself, but also the key takeaways for the security and consumer tech industry. MWC is seen by many as the key ...

Consumer

Thoughts from the conference floor: securing the connected home

This blog post was written by Nick Viney. In my line of work, you read and hear a lot about the future of connectivity, but at Mobile World Congress the future feels so close you can almost touch it. Just one day in and already the place is abuzz with ...

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