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LoRaWAN Security Overview

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Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are emerging to address Internet of Things applications where devices are distributed over a wide area. Think …

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October Round Up of News That Proves Trust Is the Point

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October IoT Roundup: DDoS Predictions Fulfilled, We Look to Medical Devices Next …

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Security of Internet-Connected Hearing Aids

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Hearing Aid technology has evolved tremendously in the last 20 years. I bought my first hearing aids in 1996, and …

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Is Your Device Participating in a DDoS Attack?

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The Internet of Things is poised to become an enormous $11 trillion-dollar industry, if it doesn't become a liability for enterprises and …

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September Round Up of News That Proves Trust Is the Point

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Speaking at the Security of Things forum in Cambridge, Robert Silvers of Homeland Security made a strong case for securing ourselves now instead of …

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TrustPoint Innovation Top 20

CIX Top 20 Announced

TrustPoint Innovation recognized as one of the 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada

We're proud to announce that we've been selected as part of the Canadian Innovation Exchange 2016 Top 20 program…

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August Round Up of News That Proves Trust Is the Point

Blue Lock

DEF CON held its 24th convention this August, highlighting the ever-growing cost of implementing security as an afterthought—and new executive survey data shows that security is becoming the number-one technological priority for businesses. …

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A Student of the IoT

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This summer I have been lucky enough to work for TrustPoint Innovation as a co-op student. Since I am a math and computer science student at the University of Waterloo, with an interest in cryptography and information security, I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity. …

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July Round Up of News that Proves Trust is the Point

Blue Lock

It seems that many people have a blind faith when it comes to their devices. What will it take to get people to take IoT security seriously? …

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Security and Smart Cities

Smart City

Now that the term Internet of Things has taken root in our everyday vocabulary, Smart Cities is the next concept that's bound to get a lot of attention. …

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Phoenix the Tesla Has a Message for Car Makers

Phoenix's Accident

I could weep with joy. I'm finally home. Even though I kept myself busy tweeting my thoughts on Twitter, reading about the Kimye vs. Taylor Swift feud, and starting to work on my advanced mathematics degree, I am so happy to be home. …

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June Round Up of News that Proves Trust is the Point

Blue Lock

Whether we purchase devices on our own or just venture out into the world, the Internet of Things will have an impact on our lives. In many ways, these devices will improve how we run our cities …

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Open Sky Incubator Opening in Kitchener-Waterloo

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Congratulations to Open Sky Incubator as they get set to launch their new 15,000 square foot facility @ LOT41 — 41 Ardelt Place in Kitchener. The space is focused on IoT technology, business planning and financial services. …

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Phoenix the Tesla: Time on My Hands (or Is it Wheels?)

Phoenix the Tesla

Hey everybody. The good folks at TrustPoint Innovation were kind enough to share their blog space with me so I could tell you about my story. My name is Phoenix. I'm a cherry red Tesla Model S. I love making …

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Tracking Baggage with RFID

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No one is immune from losing luggage on a flight, not even the CEO of Alaska Airlines. Delta has a plan to introduce RFID luggage tags later this summer that they hope may significantly help with the issue. …

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May Round Up of News that Proves Trust is the Point

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The Internet of Things is expected to grow dramatically in just a few short years. According to a recent report by Gartner Group, we can expect to see 21 billion connected devices by 2020. The market value …

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April Round Up of News that Proves Trust Is The Point

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IoT security issues are becoming more and more common. Every new survey seems to reveal that consumers are wary about the connected …

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March Round Up of News that Proves Trust Is The Point

Blue Lock

The issues with IoT security are so widespread that most articles that focus on how the Internet of Things will change our lives also give attention …

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Smartphones as Keys: Are They Secure?

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A couple of months ago, Volvo unveiled their new keyless entry system at MWC 2016. Like many other manufacturers, Volvo is looking at taking advantage …

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Future of Urban Transportation Symposium

With the advent of electrified vehicles, ride sharing, vehicle sharing, and the advances in connected and autonomous vehicles, it is predicted that …

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February Round Up of News that Proves Trust Is The Point

I Spy

The promise of a connected world offers so many opportunities to make life easier. However, developers need to get their act together when it comes to …

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Symposium Introduction

The fourth industrial revolution is already underway. Catch up on the conversation at the PEO York Chapter's 2016 Engineering Technology Symposium …

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Creating an Automotive Cluster in Waterloo Region

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Communitech's new AutoTech Peer2Peer group met for the first time on February 4. The idea for an automotive group came from a discussion we at …

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AutoTech Peer2Peer

This Peer2Peer group is intended to connect autotech companies with sensors, electronics, and software for the new, smart auto industry …

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News that Proves Trust is the Point

IoT is making a lot of waves — with promises of more and more connected devices coming out over the next 10 years. With the number of stories …

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CES was buzzing with IoT. What about security?

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Another CES is in the books. As usual, the booths were crammed with exciting innovation. It's been fascinating to watch the evolution of CES over the …

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Trust and IoT Devices

Growing Number of Connected Devices

Connected devices are now a part of everyday life. While not everyone may fully understand the exact definition of "the Internet of Things", the term …

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Raising Awareness One Hack at a Time

Devices that connect to the Internet are susceptible to hacking. The latest security breach came out this week as VTech confirmed that the data of …

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The Future of Transportation

The future of transportation is changing. We're already seeing the rise in popularity of electric and fuel efficient cars. Come out and learn …

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A Behind the Scenes Look at How the TrustPoint Innovation Team Keeps our Tech Secure

Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Near Field Communication, Internet of Things and Vehicle-to-Vehicle — these are all emerging technologies that promise to improve our lives. Without …

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IoT Security in the Home

As more and more household products are developed with Internet integration in mind, the shift towards an all-connected “Internet of Things” …

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IBM Seals Deal With ARM Holdings

In another major shift for IoT development, news broke recently that IBM has signed a deal with ARM Holdings, a British company that designs …

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Automobile Hacking: Should You Be Concerned?

If you've bought a car manufactured in the past few years, chances are high that it will utilize between 20 and 70 computers, all with their own …

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IoT and Industry: Tailoring Production for the Future

While there has been a marked focus on Internet of Things technologies applied to everyday household products (and related concerns on the …

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IC3 Releases Warning on IoT Security

The IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center), a division of the FBI, released a public service announcement on September 11, 2015, regarding …

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TrustPoint Innovation at CONNECTED + 2015

CONNECTED +

TrustPoint Innovation will be exhibiting at the CONNECTED + Conference & Exhibition (Toronto, MaRS Centre, September 28-29), one of the leading events in …

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Can the Internet of Things Grow Without Trust?

How much information are we giving away?

The Internet of Things. Five years ago very few people had heard of the concept. Despite the fact that the term is now commonly used …

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IoT Funding in North America

Every great idea needs an investment to get it off the ground. Whether it is funding through the private or public sectors, these sectors should be …

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My Experience at the Canadian Connected Car Technology Roadshow

From June 15–19, 2015, sixteen connected-car companies from Canada travelled to Silicon Valley near San Francisco to meet with the top automotive …

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The Rise of the Planet of the Smartwatch

Ten years ago the general population thought wearable technologies were unnecessary and, to some, downright scary. Fast forward only a couple years …

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Amazing IoT Devices For Home

More and more IoT devices are playing a great role in the business world. A growing number of IoT devices are now available for the home and promise to …

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Privacy and IoT Security

As our world becomes more entwined with the internet, we risk laying bare our personal lives for the world. This isn't some futuristic fear either; we …

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The Ambient-Intelligence Conference: Waterloo Region's first IoT Gathering

As part of the information security community, we at TrustPoint Innovation are constantly exploring the world of IoT and ambient intelligence. What does it entail? …

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Health Care Privacy in the World of IoT

What if your most intimate secrets were exposed to the world? The possibility of health care privacy breaches in the new era of the Internet of Things …

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IoT Security and Government Agencies

Are government agencies keeping up with technological advancements? The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created numerous possibilities for …

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A Lesson from Recent Security Breaches: Default Settings

Technology can make life simpler and easier. But you need to know how to use it properly; otherwise, the potential dangers technology can pose are real …

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IKEA and the Connected Kitchen

IKEA has a newfound set of ideas for their version of the Kitchen of 2025. They call this vision the “Concept Kitchen”, and have recently shared their …

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The Internet of Things: How Secure is it?

The Internet of Things is here to stay.┬áThere will only be more devices, not less, that are connecting to your network in the future. Unfortunately, the …

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Internet of Things 101: Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things

By now, most of us know what a smartphone is. In all likelihood, you have your own iPhone or Android that you are constantly interacting with. Simply put …

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The New World of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices - The Invisible Threat to Privacy

As technology gets better, our lives are becoming more and more convenient. Eventually, technology won't be a novelty. Convenience will be expected.

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Connected Vehicle Technologies and the Coming Personal Mobility Revolution

This is a guest post by Dr. Nady Boules.

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Thanks to a broad suite of new technologies, today's vehicles are quite different than just few years ago. Our children's vehicles will bear little …

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The TrustPoint Innovation Blog covers security industry topics relating to Certificates, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication, Near Field Communication (NFC), Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication, and more.

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