Perils From The Edge – A Solution

turris-onamiaThere is a small company in the Czech Republic called Turris that developed a home and small office wireless router that may be the most secure small router available.  That is – when it’s available in April.  Right now its an Indegogo project.  You can pre-order it now for about $200.

This is an open-source project running OpenWrt.  According to the manufacturer, the router will be available in several versions, but they will all come with:

  • CPU 1.6 GHz dual-core ARM
  • RAM 1 GB DDR3
  • Storage 4 GB flash
  • LAN 5× Gbit port
  • WAN 1× Gbit port
  • SFP for fiber optics if fiber to the curb is available in your neighborhood.
  • USB 2× 3.0
  • Mini PCI Express 2×
  • mSATA / mini PCI Express 1×
    Wi-Fi (mini PCIe) 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac and 2×2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n
  • SIM card slot,
  • RTC with battery backup,
  • Crypto chip for secure random number generation,
  • Dimmable RGB LEDs,
  • Pin headers with GPIO, I²C, SPI and more.
  • Price starting at USD $99 (kit form)

Go ahead and give these guys a look.  I may be pre-ordering one myself soon.

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Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

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