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Li-Fi and its Future

Submitted by Michael Mozingo
Light fidelity (Li-Fi) is a way to transmit data using visible light communications. Since it uses visible light, it has the ability to be much stronger and faster than Wi-Fi which uses radio frequency to transmit data. Li-Fi is an emerging technology that still has a ways to go in order to truly replace Wi-Fi. Currently, it is seen as a way to work alongside Wi-Fi to increase data transmission. There are several limitations, such as, the inability for light to pass through objects, it has a short range, and it is not currently suitable for outdoor transmission. All of these limitations must be addressed in order for it to be a viable option to replace Wi-Fi in the future. This term paper will discuss what light fidelity (Li-Fi) is and how it could be used in the future to either completely replace Wi-Fi or work with it to help increase the way data is transmitted.


Blockchain in Finance

Contributed by Lisa Barrett
Recently, in technology and financial circles everyone has been talking about blockchain. In 2016 IBM theorized that in four years 66% of banks is expected to have blockchain in some form of commercial production (Shen 2016). The National Business Review describes blockchain as “a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records, called “blocks’”. IBM takes it a step further to describe blockchain as a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network (Gupta, M 2017). This paper will discuss the use of blockchain in the financial industry, how it compares to current day processes companies and banks conduct transactions and store data without blockchain.
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Designing a Network with Segmentation

Contributed by Timothy Buns


From MPLS to Software-Defined Wide Area Network

Contributed by David Mitchell


Smart Home Technology and Vulnerabilities

Contributed by Kelly Gould

In today’s homes, it is not unusual to see various devices connected to the internet intended to make our daily lives easier. These devices can oversee anything from keeping our homes at the proper temperature, to watering our garden, to giving us our daily news briefing, to locking our doors at night. While these devices are intended to make our lives easier, they can also cause a potential headache if the wrong people gain access. This paper will go over what smart home technology is and how it is used, various devices currently on the market, current vulnerabilities that have been found and used by hackers, and the current legal status pertaining to what is considered personal information and evidence regarding smart devices.

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