Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

What is 5G? How is it better than 4G?

What is 5G? How is it better than 4G?

5G networks will boost wireless throughput by a factor of 10 and may replace wired broadband. But when will they be available, and why are 5G and IoT so linked together?

What is Linux? The open-source operating system that's changing the world

What is Linux? The open-source operating system that's changing the world

Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it's a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure.

What is a digital twin and why it's important to IoT

What is a digital twin and why it's important to IoT

Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical devices that data scientists and IT pros can use to run simulations before actual devices are built and deployed. They are also changing how technologies such as IoT, AI and analytics are...

Teenagers who became hackers

Teenagers who became hackers

There is of course a very long history of young people getting involved in hacking—it's become almost something of a cliché. We'll take a look at the trouble teens have managed to get into online since almost the beginning of "online"...

How to jumpstart your infosec career

How to jumpstart your infosec career

It would sure make things simple if there were one easy and obvious way to get a job or start a successful business in IT security. But it would also cut off a lot of potential career paths. We spoke to a host of different IT security...

How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

Satellite worksites can cause big headaches for tech pros tasked with keeping company assets secure. We talked to a number of tech pros to find out more about the dangers—and the solutions.

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

The debate over fake news is roiling the political world, but elements of it look very familiar to tech veterans—and represent a potentially new attack vector that IT needs to worry about.

Who's on your IT security dream team?

Who's on your IT security dream team?

There are a number of important roles to fill, and I'm not just talking about job titles: I mean attitudes, and abilities that verge on superpowers. IT security is a team sport, so who do you want on your team?

The worst people you meet doing IT security

The worst people you meet doing IT security

Now I've collected specific kinds of insecure employees that infosec workers have had to deal with and protect—or protect their servers from. You'll definitely recognize people you work with on this list. Hopefully you won't recognize...

Thousands of internet-connected devices are a security disaster in the making

Thousands of internet-connected devices are a security disaster in the making

We talked to a host of tech experts about the state of security in the IoT world, and found out the good, the bad, and the very ugly.

How to keep IT security together in a company that's gone bankrupt

How to keep IT security together in a company that's gone bankrupt

If you're working for a company that's filed for bankruptcy, you're definitely going to encounter choppy waters when it comes to maintaining tech security. We talked to IT pros who have been through it to find out the best ways to...

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