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Connectivity Issues

Check out some of the latest articles covering connectivity issues from LPWAN to firewalls that simply aren’t doing their job.

Connectivity is key to so many designs and products, but keeping track of all the issues from available technologies to security can be a challenge. Here are a few articles that might provide you with more insight into this area.



IoT World Today’s article on low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), “LoRa Looks to Leverage Options Before NB-IoT Proliferates,” highlights two of the key technologies in this space: LoRa and NB-IoT.

“Earlier this year, U.S. cellular giant AT&T launched narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity nationally. The move was the latest evidence that cellular technologies are inching closer to becoming viable connectivity options for low-power wide-area network IoT deployments.”



ITProToday’s article entitled “Web Application Firewalls Aren’t Doing the Job, Survey Finds” highlights results that indicate “that less than half of organizations are satisfied with their web application firewall—citing security, administration and cost issues—despite the fact that they are considered a necessary or critical part of the security infrastructure.”



Can 5G Really Live Up to Its Hype, and Why Should You Care?, on Microwaves & RF, by notable contributing editor and skeptic Lou Frenzel, takes on the flood of 5G write-ups. His concerns aren’t unique and should be ones for you to consider.



Cybersecurity applies to a range of computing areas in addition to connectivity. “3 Promising Technologies Making an Impact on Cybersecurity” from Jon Oltsik on Dark Reading highlights the open-source project Apache Kafka, the MITRE ATT&CK Framework (MAF), and OpenC2 OASIS standard. These are promising technologies and approaches that address cybersecurity issues.