Vivian Susko

MikroTik cloud management: Complete control over your hardware fleet with a centralized dashboard

Subscribers like having choices. The average U.S. household has nine running subscriptions across music, gaming, and streaming platforms in 2021, and we're seeing a similar preference for optionality when it comes to internet service packages. Parks Associates found that nearly half of U.S. broadband households have adopted at least one value-added service from their ISP in an effort to ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Minim simplifies the mesh network setup and seeks to distinguish IoT Fingerprinting technology with two new patents

Here at Minim, we believe that WiFi network setup should be stress-free and that the best kind of security is proactive. With an average of 25 connected devices per U.S. household, we’re moving forward with our mission to secure and defend the smart home and improve WiFi performance with two new patents. The first, approved on July 8, 2021, distinguishes our software-driven approach to a ...

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Sam Stelfox

Enterprise Cybersecurity Roundup [June 2021]

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly intelligent and aggressive post-pandemic. Some of the largest infiltrations on U.S. infrastructure took place in Q2 when hackers temporarily shut down the Colonial Pipeline and JBS meat processing plants across the country. This month's roundup takes a look at the White House’s new Cybersecurity Executive Order and several of the large-scale attacks that led ...

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Vivian Susko

Minim takes next step in delivering safe WiFi worldwide: Nicole Zheng announced as President and CMO

After a pivotal year at Minim, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and who’shelpedus get there. A unanimous board vote solidified Nicole Zheng’s elevation to Minim President on June 30, 2021.Already CMO and cofounder of original Minim, Zheng will take on a broader leadership role in company management under CEO Gray Chynowethwhilecontinuing to spearhead marketing operations.For Minim, ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

The Colonial Pipeline hack and what your business can learn from it

One of the largest ransomware attacks on U.S oil infrastructure to date occurred on April 29, 2021, when cybercriminals hacked the Colonial Pipeline Company via an employee password. Within a week, the Pipeline shut down, and a ransom note of $4.4 million was sent. While the Government has assured us that the fuel lines will return to full working capacity, the cyberattack has already begun to ...

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Vivian Susko

Policy breakdown: The 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Order and what it means for the Telecom industry

The Biden-Harris administration signed the "Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity" on May 12, 2021. Consisting of 11 sections, the order calls for better communication between the U.S. public and private sectors, new software development standards, and updated cyberattack response protocols nationwide.  

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Vivian Susko

Optimized remote troubleshooting: Skyweb reaches new heights with Minim

Making fast, reliable WiFi accessible to all is the shared mission of our Minim community, and we’re proud to support wireless services providers like Skyweb Illinois as they work to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in their regions.  Headquartered in the village of Goodfield, Illinois, Skyweb currently serves 770 subscribers across six surrounding counties. The wireless provider turned to ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Strategies for leveraging digital transformation in my business: do’s and don'ts

With 70% of employees working from home amid the pandemic, companies are beginning to experiment with innovative technologies that can better support a hub-and-spoke business model and ensure proper training, onboarding, etc. Investments into digital transformation may seem daunting, but in reality, U.S. companies are estimated to have saved $30 billion per day with work-from-home initiatives ...

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Vivian Susko

Hybrid work: the new greenfield opportunity for internet service providers (CONNECTIONS™ webinar recap)

The 2021 CONNECTIONS™ conference in May looked at the tremendous growth of the IoT product market, accelerated by the pandemic and the transition to a hybrid work model. Jennifer Kent, VP of research at Parks Associates and panel host, facilitated the discussion on supporting remote workers with a smarter home.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2021]

Researchers found a flaw in 13 Android apps’ security measures which could lead to over 100 million users’ personal information being exposed, while both VMware and WiFi were found to have vulnerabilities that could jeopardize their larger scale networks. This month’s cybersecurity roundup examines the flaws in the authentication keys, WiFi frames, and V12 configurations that threatened the ...

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