Stopping the IoT Botnets

As the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained popularity and momentum with WiFi Crockpots and “smart” toothbrushes, it was only a matter of time until IoT devices were hacked… and that time has come. The recent DDoS attacks haven’t relied on hacked consumer devices though, they have been hijacking early industrial CCTV webcams and other enterprise equipment. Which means network administrators have the potential to prevent similar attacks from happening.

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In the News – Why Companies Are Moving Back Downtown

Governing Magazine recently published an article about why companies are moving back downtown and it featured MetaGeek!

Each semester, MetaGeek seeks the help of a handful of student interns from Boise State University. “Being 20 minutes away from campus,” Woodings says, “we could only get students who had a car and had certain class schedules.”

So MetaGeek did what a lot of companies are doing these days. It moved downtown. The student interns are now able to bike over to the office between classes. In the afternoons, MetaGeek employees can take walks on the nearby greenbelt that runs through town along the Boise River. If they want to bike home, the city runs a bicycle rental program and has an expanding network of dedicated bike lanes. “Downtown Boise is where everything is,” Woodings says. “When you have a lunch meeting, or get coffee with a client, it’s always downtown.”

Owyhee Building in Downtown Boise

MetaGeek did what a lot of companies are doing these days. It moved downtown. (Courtesy of the OWYHEE)

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Introducing Caitlyn Goetz, CWNA!

We are proud to announce that we have another CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) at MetaGeek! While Caitlyn wears a lot of hats at MetaGeek, she splits her time between being a Quality Assurance intern for us with working on her Computer Science degree.

Our newest CWNA!