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Security Best Practices: From IoT to HIPAA

September 27th, 2016 by Thomson Comer, Senior Engineer
Thomson Comer, Senior Engineer

A couple weeks ago, Kevin Gross posted about the myth of a hacker-proof IoT. His post gave a great high-level overview of ways to make the IoT as secure as possible, and it got me thinking about some more in-depth […]

The Myth of a Hacker-Proof IoT

August 26th, 2016 by Kevin Gross
Kevin Gross

I was recently invited to give a presentation on security for Internet of Things networking at infocomm 16. While I discussed the topic and scope with the organizers, I didn’t have a good catchy title prepared, so the organizers took […]

Faster Python with Cython and PyPy: Part 2

August 19th, 2016 by Tom Craven, Technical Lead
Tom Craven, Technical Lead Craven

Last week I started this two-part blog series about increasing the speed of Python through Cython and PyPy. While we already discussed the effects of Cython, I wanted to continue the discussion with a look at PyPy and then a […]

Faster Python with Cython and PyPy: Part 1

August 9th, 2016 by Tom Craven, Technical Lead
Tom Craven, Technical Lead Craven

For several years now, Python has been my go-to language for web and IoT projects, owing to its readable syntax, flexibility, and comprehensive library support. From a programmer’s perspective, it is a truly enjoyable language to read and write, and […]

LoRa and Semtech and SigFox, Oh My

Pat French, Director of Business Development

In my previous post about Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), we reviewed the various competing standards. In this post, I want to drill into LoRa a little deeper, as it is gaining a significant amount of market traction. In particular, I want to […]

Expanding the Wild Blue Yonder

Stefanie Diesi

Last month, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced yet another new Bluetooth® spec, called Bluetooth 5. This new release, out at the end of this year or early next, quadruples the range and doubles the speed of the previous spec. […]

Building a Home Automation System (For Fun)

July 13th, 2016 by Matt Tucker, Senior Engineer
Matt Tucker, Senior Engineer

You’ll find that a lot of engineers like to tinker. In addition to the projects we work on for clients or employers, a lot of us like to put our skills to the test when it comes to our own […]

The Future of LPWAN and the IoT

Pat French, Director of Business Development

A lot of IoT applications — perhaps the majority — require a wireless network to connect the edge device (the “Thing”) to the internet. There are correspondingly several types of wireless networks, with the most common being cellular and Wi-Fi. […]

What’s So Hard About Hardware?

Kate Bethurem, Director of Business Development

I had the pleasure of attending a few segments of Boulder Startup Week, a weeklong event just down the road from Cardinal Peak dedicated to helping startups become successful. Startup Week brings innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors together to talk about […]

Remote Logging: Part 2

May 23rd, 2016 by Cardinal Peak Staff
Cardinal Peak Staff

Continuing his guest blogging series over at the Loggly blog, Cardinal Peak Senior Software Engineer Thomson Comer talks this week about how to write effectively for Loggly. He debunks myths about remote logging and gives some great tips for debugging. […]

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