Jeremy Hitchcock

Managed and unmanaged devices, a continuum to come

We recently participated in a Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) IoT working group discussing IoT security and the concept of managed and unmanaged IoT devices. Providers today put equipment in the home, taking full responsibility and authority for the management of these devices. Last year, consumers bought $273B worth of IoT devices which they expect to be plug-and-play. When ...

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Samantha Albano

Securing the connected home: Minim CEO joins The Peggy Smedley Show [podcast recap]

"With great technology comes great responsibility." - Peggy Smedley

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Nicole Zheng

Residential managed WiFi 101: start here

We are connecting more devices and streaming more media in homes, and it's putting our WiFi to the test. It's no wonder that 37% of US broadband households have reported problems with their WiFi network in the last year. Ultimately, consumers are facing a dilemma: How can I enjoy using my plethora of smart home devices while ensuring my network supports them? The solution is Residential Managed ...

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Nicole Zheng

Minim to speak and exhibit at The Independent Show 2018

We'll be joining The Independent Show by the NCTC and ACA on July 29 - Aug 1 in Anaheim. See you there? 

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Calling home network care professionals

We feel for the professionals who support connected devices in the home. At Minim, we’re dedicated to solving connectivity and security for consumer Internet of Things (IoT). We mostly partner with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and part of their mission is to support their customers network needs— which are growingly complex.

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Samantha Albano

The many reasons for parental controls in the smart home

Today, technology drives almost every aspect of society and culture. We are living in what is known as the Digital Age, where human activity is governed in large part by the use of technology— including parenting. In the words of a mom on Twitter: 

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Samantha Albano

Minim to present on IoT security at DHS meeting

Minim’s VP Engineering to present at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Risk Economics (CYRIE) Stakeholder Exchange Meeting (SEM)

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Jeremy Hitchcock

Maslow’s Hierarchy for internet and the era of IoT

Maslow in 1948 came up with a hierarchy for how humans seek needs. In this concept, you focus on your most immediate needs before moving up the pyramid. In a world where the UN has declared internet access as a basic human right and IoT is increasing our dependency on connectivity, I started to think about our hierarchy of internet needs. 

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Samantha Albano

What happens to my Amazon Echo recordings?

Having a connected speaker in your home once meant you simply had a device that could play great quality sound from another connected device. Today, smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod do much more. These always on devices can respond to your questions, control functions of your smart home, set reminders, and still play your favorite music— all at your voice ...

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Nicole Zheng

FBI router reboot warning: what to do now [quick guide]

You may have heard about the FBI router reboot warning. Yes, it's a big deal, and it's still an active threat as I write this. 

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