Category Archives: software engineering

Cybersecurity Fails … Government Not Keeping Up

– I was reading Andrew Ross Sorkin’s article “Flying Taxis, New Exciting Stealth Mode” on the front page of Business Day in the March 13, 2018 New York Times (more about that later) when I noticed (in the adjacent column … an advantage of reading the paper version) an article by Ben…

The Spectre of Chip Meltdown

– The latest big-time cybersecurity scare is the discovery of vulnerabilities, named Spectre and Meltdown by researchers, in many computer processors from Intel and others, which open affected processors up to exploitation by hackers who can, as I understand the situation, use those vulnerabilities…

Where Auto-Auto Security and Safety Risks Lie

– In her front-page article “Your New Car’s Best Tech Feature May Be the ‘System Off’ Button” (Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2017), Christina Rogers raises several important points: one, that some of the safety features built into modern cars are so annoying to drivers that they turn them…

Protecting In-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle, and Ex-Vehicle Systems

– On May 5, 2017, I gave a presentation with the title “Cybersecurity in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles, Intelligent Traffic Controls and Pervasive Transportation Networks,” for which I was honored with the “Best Applications Track Paper” award, at the IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications…

IoTR, IoTA, Cybersecurity and Safety

– John Markoff wrote a column “Shhh! That Helpful Robot May Pose a Security Risk” on page B6 of the March 2, 2017 New York Times, in which he warned that the security firm, IOActive, had uncovered “[s]ignificant security flaws … in an examination of six home and industrial robots,”…