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Picking up Good Vibrations: Artificial Trees Harvest Energy
Peter Clarke  
2/8/2016   Post a comment
Researchers from the University of Ohio have shown that tree-like structures made with electromechanical materials are suitable for converting winds or structural vibrations into electricity.
Leverage Video to Engage & Teach New Technology
Puga Sankara  
2/5/2016   Post a comment
Dry and monotonous user manuals are too boring to engage the average worker. Getting employees up to speed through the use of video is a better option.
European Commission Moves to Protect IP in Supply Chains
Craig Moss  
2/2/2016   Post a comment
The European Commission has launched a new initiative to address IP protection in responsible supply chains.
5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations
Christian Lundquist  
2/1/2016   (1) comment
Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods.
Graphene-Based Inks Empowers High-Speed Manufacturing of Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
1/28/2016   Post a comment
A low-cost, high-speed method for printing graphene inks and other conductive materials unveiled by University of Cambridge researchers could open up a wide range of applications including inexpensive printed electronics, intelligent packaging, and disposable sensors.
Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Manufacturers
Ariella Brown  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Industry awards are a nod to great practice--and hopefully an inspiration to others.
Counting the High Cost of Doing Nothing
Frank Cavallaro  
1/26/2016   Post a comment
Many companies mistakenly believe holding off on investments equals saving money when, in fact, it can become a costly strategy down the line.
WTO Tariff Removal Makes Electronics, IT Cheaper
Logical Link  
1/25/2016   Post a comment
The WTO agreed to remove tariffs from an additional 201 IT products during its December 2015 Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Apple Intros Macs with “1984” Ad, January 22, 1984
Suzanne Deffree  
1/22/2016   Post a comment
On this day in tech history, Apple premiered its “1984” commercial to a mass audience introducing Macintosh computers.
Keeping Drones in Check
Brian Dipert  
1/21/2016   Post a comment
The fundamental question with drones, as with plenty of past innovations, is how to keep technology from slipping out of control.
UPS: 3D Printing Maps Out A New Future
Curtis Franklin Jr  
1/13/2016   Post a comment
UPS is embracing 3D printing as part of the future of logistics. Here's how the logistics company is using technology and some key partnerships to map out a new future for its supply chain.
5 Cool Green Technologies at CES 2016
Elizabeth Montalbano  
1/12/2016   Post a comment
CES 2016, the annual technology confab, featured some interesting new offerings on the green technology scene.
Supply Chain Managers: Use Certified Products in Your Supply Chain
George Japak  
1/7/2016   Post a comment
As the supply chain becomes more interconnected due to IoT technologies, it’s vital to manage these risks to maintain brand value and product quality. Certified products are a great place to start.
Windows to Success: 5 Suggestions for Improving Supply Chain Visibility
Aaron Continelli  
1/6/2016   (3) comments
Supply chain visibility provides actionable information to allow consumer electronics companies that let them work toward improved forecasting, and higher customer satisfaction.
EBN's Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2016   (1) comment
Last year, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and more are hot topics of conversation industry wide. Will 2016 be any different?
EBN's 2015 Top 10 Electronics Industry Slideshows
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/4/2016   Post a comment
The electronics supply chain has had an exciting year--and EBN was in the thick of it. Take a look at these ten winning slideshows that review, in pictures, great gains in technology, products, and supply chain practices.
8 Predictions for 2016
Rick Merritt  
1/4/2016   (1) comment
It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
Calculating the ROI of Your WMS
Eric Allais  
1/4/2016   (1) comment
Getting a positive ROI from a new WMS installation takes less time than distributors usually assume and the new system will continue to produce new improvements long after implementation.
5 Measurable Benefits that WMS Delivers
Eric Allais  
12/28/2015   (1) comment
At its core, a warehouse management system (WMS) is a tool for improving a warehouse’s ROI through improved customer service. The five key benefits of a WMS are inventory management, workforce productivity, customer satisfaction, efficient use of space and more intelligent material handling equipment.
Reverse Logistics: Data in the Details
John Boucher  
12/23/2015   (1) comment
Visibility into your organization’s reverse logistics pipeline can present many added value opportunities that assist in improving your bottom line.
Leaders Explore the Trade-Offs in Successful European Supply Chain Networks
Erik Diks  
12/22/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain and distribution costs vary significantly by product type and industry, a Chainalytics' study found. .
VR Ride Pumped Me Up
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2015   Post a comment
A drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom reaffirms that VR world will someday be vast.
'Tis the Season to Party
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/18/2015   Post a comment
Technology companies may be a step ahead in planning holiday get togethers--there's a lot of cool mobile apps to make the job easy.
iPad Pro Not Ready for Supply Chain Prime Time
Puga Sankara  
12/17/2015   Post a comment
The Apple iPad Pro is cool, but it will need to evolve to be a solid supply chain and warehouse tool.
Making Interstate Safe for Cap’n Crunch
Junko Yoshida  
12/15/2015   Post a comment
Startup Nauto plans to announce at CES 2016 a device based on cameras coupled with smart computer-vision algorithms to retrofit cars with driver-assistance technology that sets the stage for full autonomy.
Scope, Not Scale, Drives Freescale/NXP Nuptials
Junko Yoshida  
12/8/2015   Post a comment
As NXP and Freescale completed a merger Monday, NXP CEO Rick Clemmer declined to answer a question about the number of layoffs likely to ensue. The CEO said he won’t yet know absolute numbers for a few months.
Nearshoring Presents New Challenges for Transportation Industry
Mike Maris  
12/7/2015   Post a comment
Bringing manufacturing closer to home yeilds benefits but also creates logistical challenges.
IPSO Alliance Identifies IoT Innovators with Challenge Finalists
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/3/2015   Post a comment
The IPSO Challenge asked inventors and designers to look for new and innovative ways to use IoT technology to solve real-world problems.
Hot Technologies: Looking Ahead to 2016
Suzanne Deffree  
12/3/2015   Post a comment
EDN, EBN, and EE Times editors explore some of the hot technologies in 2016 that will shape next year’s technology trends and beyond.
If You're Hesitant to Adopt an ERP System, You’re Not Alone
Aaron Continelli  
12/3/2015   Post a comment
The potential cost and complexity of ERP has some OEMs running scared. However, the concern is overblown.
Labeling Improves Automotive Supply Chain
Harold Desjarlais  
12/2/2015   Post a comment
As the design and manufacture of cars gets more complex, so does the automotive supply chain. Fortunately, labeling can help.
Making Factories Run Better with 3D Printing
Ariella Brown  
12/2/2015   Post a comment
In the electronics industry, we talk about making 3D printers, but applying to technology to the manufacturing floor has the potential to yield excellent results as well.
Technology Tackling Climate Change
R. Colin Johnson  
12/1/2015   Post a comment
We can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free electrical power generation and zero-emission vehicles.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success
Donna Fritz  
12/1/2015   (1) comment
Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Operations or IT: Don't Pick a Side
Puga Sankara  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
When operations and IT partner together seamlessly, it can translate into huge supply chain efficiency and savings for an organization.
Imagining the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
11/23/2015   Post a comment
New technologies, advanced analytics, robotics, and visualization help pivot companies towards digital supply chain processes.
Big Data & Supply Chain: Lessons from the Wilderness
Suhas Marathe  
11/20/2015   Post a comment
As we explore the newest wilderness of big data, there are lessons to be learned from the pioneers of America's earliest history.
Why Japan Hasn't Led IoT
Junko Yoshida  
11/19/2015   Post a comment
During his keynote speech at the Embedded/IoT Technology conference, Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown RTOS, blasted Japanese embedded designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
Mini-MBA Focuses on IoT Impact on Supply Chain
Susan Fourtané  
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Value supply chains are looking for qualified talent with knowledge on today's organizational structure, the latest technological developments, and processes that will shape the next-generation supply chain. Rutgers Business School Executive Education new Mini-MBA aims to provide those skills.
5G Challenges Call for Startups
Rick Merritt  
11/18/2015   Post a comment
A pioneer of MIMO antenna technology gave his opinions on the challenges developing a 5G cellular standard and called for startups to attack them.
IoT Analytics Brings Unprecedented Triage to Supply Chain
Puneet Pandit  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
Innovative supply chain managers are leveraging real time analysis to improve customer service, reduce the cost of that service, improve inventory control, and even identify new services with a potential to increase revenue.
Tried & True: 5 Benefits of an Effective ERP System
Aaron Continelli  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
ERP solutions are a one-stop shop for the savvy business owner, offering crucial insights into every aspect of a business’s operation. Here's a list of the top benefits.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
Junko Yoshida  
11/16/2015   Post a comment
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
Doctors Raise Skepticism About Usefulness of Wearable Medtech
Elizabeth Montalbano  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
Some physicians are beginning to voice their doubts about the usefulness of wearable medical devices beyond being mere gimmicks or convenient Christmas presents.
Ensure Your Supply Chain Can Weather the Storm
Evan Puzey  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
For supply chain and transportation experts, weather is top of mind as they work to anticipate potential pitfalls. Technology, visibility, and transportation management solutions have a vital role to play in that preparation.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to the Future
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
Testing for Counterfeits & Quality: The Rise of 3rd-Party Labs Fights Clones
Lisa Ann Cairns  
11/10/2015   Post a comment
Testing of electronic components is a continuously maturing area, the role of third part testing labs is likely to increase in the near future given the requirements of the proposed DFARS 9-21-15 amendments and the role of AS 6081/6171 raises the bar.
Printed Electronics Make a Mark
Rick Merritt  
11/9/2015   Post a comment
A handful of companies will show new kinds of products using printed electronics at an annual Silicon Valley event on the sector.
Through the Decades: A History of Printing Technology
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/6/2015   Post a comment
Printing is a critical to just about every type of business, and printings newest technology (3D printing) has the potential to transform manufacturing as well. Here you can take a virtual tour of the history of printing.
From Counterfeit Electronics to Clones: You Can't Afford to Ignore Them
Mitchell Miller  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Cloned parts can pass industry-standard visual package inspection but they aren't up to the rigorous quality standards of the original part. That's a big problem.
New European Medical Device & IVD Regulations Impact Supply Chain
Paula McCarthy  
11/3/2015   Post a comment
Newly revised legislation around medical devices hopes to address technological and scientific progress while maintaining fair and free trade of devices. In this latest round, the proposed regulations, for the first time, defines ‘importer’ and a ‘distributor,’ and outlines new responsibilities for each.
6 Supply Chain Trends Shaping the Future of Engineering & Manufacturing
Logical Link  
11/2/2015   Post a comment
Complexity, global demand and new competitive threats are changing the engineering and manufacturing sectors. DHL’s latest report highlights six trends that will shape the future of the M&E sector.
A Guide to 5 Common Malware Monsters
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/30/2015   Post a comment
Supply pros handle a lot of sensitive data, from product designs and work orders to purchase orders and supplier info, so staying ahead of hackers looking to monetize stolen data is critical.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform
Jessica Lipsky  
10/29/2015   Post a comment
Verizon wants to connect billions of things within its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
Makers: Why The Electronics Industry Needs to Pay Attention
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/29/2015   (1) comment
The world is changing, especially how great new ideas for electronics hardware are being brought to market. To get ahead, OEMs need to be thinking about how to work with these innovators.
3 Ways EDI Alternatives Increase Business Profitability & Customer Satisfaction
Wally Ibrahim  
10/29/2015   Post a comment
Web service APIs allow data to be transmitted from one system to another in nanoseconds, increasing supply chain productivity and revenue.
Vote for Best ARM-Based Product
Janine Love  
10/28/2015   Post a comment
The ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge has announced the finalists, and its your turn to choose the Reader’s Choice Winner.
Notable Numbers: The Most Important Metrics for Your Supply Chain
Keith Peterson  
10/28/2015   Post a comment
Let’s take a look at the most important metrics to help sustain a healthy and efficient supply chain, and what tools a software applications should provide in order to produce such metrics.
Confluence of Tech Grows Virtualization Market for OEMs
Jon Peddie  
10/27/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, designers, architects, engineers, and even health care professionals are turning to remote graphics virtualization.
Sony Drones Spotlight Bright Supply Chain Future
Bruce Gain  
10/26/2015   Post a comment
While drones are expected to become a hit commercially and eventually improve supply chain management practices, it is still too early to gauge the lasting impact drones will have.
Manufacturing Straps on its 3D Glasses
Mike McDonald  
10/26/2015   Post a comment
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, allows machines to work directly from a computer model, and designers devise completely new concepts on the fly without regard for existing manufacturing limitations.
Student Comes Up with Toilet Design for Those Who Lack This Basic Human Right
Elizabeth Montalbano  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
A former design student from Georgia Tech has come up with a hygienic, inexpensive toilet for refugees all over the world.
Facilitating IoT Uptake in Factories
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
The sensor market is exploding and many credit consumer electronics. However, this technology is also expected to change the way our manufacturing factories run.
iPhone 7: Will It Have Intel Inside?
Eric Zeman  
10/21/2015   Post a comment
Intel is vying against Qualcomm to develop LTE modem for Apple's iPhone 7.
Survive or Succeed: It Always Comes Back to Supply Chain
Gary Meyers  
10/21/2015   Post a comment
The biggest supply chain challenge may be lack of good, cross-functional information that can support solid business decision making.
How to Fix the Internet of Broken Things
The prpl Palette  
10/21/2015   Post a comment
As an industry, we need to start to address the security limitations inherent in the Internet of Things. A new hardware-led approach needs to be at the heart of the solution.
IoT-Designed, Locally Manufactured Cars Come to Market
Pablo Valerio  
10/20/2015   (1) comment
Instead of spending millions of dollars and several years designing a new vehicle, micromanufacturing can do it much faster and at a fraction of the cost.
Conquering the Big Data Frontier
Suhas Marathe  
10/16/2015   Post a comment
Big data is the newest frontier for exploration in the high tech world. A look at the boldest American explorers and frontiersman offers a guide to surviving and thriving in this new world.
The Road to Improved SoC Communication Capabilities
Rich Wawrzyniak  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
In this guest blog, Richard Wawrzyniak from Semico looks at some of the latest SoC design challenges.
Chief Procurement Officer: 10 Lessons on Leadership
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/14/2015   Post a comment
The role of the chief procurement officer is evolving quickly and taking a strategic position within the organization. Leading procurement pros weigh in on what the new world of the CPO looks like.
4 Security Challenges That Threaten to Tear Apart the Internet of Things
The prpl Palette  
10/14/2015   (1) comment
The Internet of Things is developing at such a rate that it threatens to outstrip our ability to adequately secure it...and that's potentially a huge problem.
What's Your Definition of 'Autonomous' Car?
Junko Yoshida  
10/13/2015   Post a comment
Doug Patton, CTO of Denso International America, Inc., said, “My idea of the autonomous car is sleeping in the backseat.” Is that yours too? Join our EE Times Radio panel debate, Oct. 26.
Medtech Event Debuts New Projects
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2015   Post a comment
The annual Body Computing Conference will discuss work on injectable sensors, virtual clinics and crowd-sourced health research, said Leslie Saxon.
10 Wearables That Want to Change the World
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2015   (5) comments
Unicef, ARM and frog teamed up to ask electronics designers worldwide to think creatively about how wearable technology could change the way people solve some of the world's biggest problems.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/9/2015   Post a comment
As IoT grows, the security risks will grow with it. These simple steps are a place to start.
Do I Want My Car Connected to the IoT?
Mark O'Donnell  
10/8/2015   Post a comment
Answers to some common questions and misconceptions about connected cars.
ITS: Car OEMs See Role as Service Providers
Junko Yoshida  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
Carmakers have been great at playing two cards -- “Safety” and “lower carbon emissions”—to public funding. They are now adding the third card, “mobility as a service,” to cozy up with regulators while re-inventing the industry.
ESC & Kevin Bacon meet New Horizons & Pluto
Max Maxfield  
10/6/2015   Post a comment
What are the odds you know someone who knows someone who designed some of the imaging sensors used on the New Horizons space probe?
A Matter of Life and Death: Why We Must Take IoT Flaws Seriously
The prpl Palette  
10/6/2015   Post a comment
When vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices are exploited, we’re not just talking about CEOs losing their job – in a worst case scenario these flaws could result in human fatalities.
3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel  
10/5/2015   Post a comment
On Manufacturing Day, we take a look at the vast changes and top trends in manufacturing happening now.
Why Out-of-Stock Inventory May Kill Electronic Businesses this Holiday Season
Kurt Cavano  
10/5/2015   (1) comment
The holiday season could mean a sales boon for OEMs, but they'll only be able to cash in by delivering the right experience to customers.
Amazon Robotics: IoT In The Warehouse
Pablo Valerio  
10/1/2015   (1) comment
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it's all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization's logistical needs.
EMS Teaches the World About Supply Chain
Brad Knight  
10/1/2015   (1) comment
The outsourced electronics industry supply chain offers a shining example to other industries and we can learn plenty of great lessons by studying how it evolved.
Tools: Finding an Advantage in Modern Business
Babak Ehteshami  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
In trying to gain competitive advantage, the choice of the right tools to support the supply chain and other business decisions may be the most important.
Google Glass & Augmented Reality Benefit Warehouse Operations
Susan Fourtané  
9/29/2015   (1) comment
By 2017, the augmented reality market will grow to $5.2 billion becoming the next big thing in a variety of markets, including logistics and manufacturing.
How the Internet of Things Connects Supply Chain Links
Jennifer Bosavage  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
The advent of IoT is changing things in the supply chain now more than ever before. OEMs are making their supply chains smarter, more flexible, and more easily managed using a variety of Internet-connected approaches.
An Early History of Tools: A Lesson for Industry
Babak Ehteshami  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
A look at the history of tools, especially tools used in war, proves that the tools we choose and use can make the difference between success and failure—especially in terms of innovation and growth of human industry.
New Order-to-Cash Features in OneSCM from TAKE Supply Chain Extend Value for B2B and B2C Mid-Market Companies
EBN Newswire  
9/22/2015   (1) comment
Integration and automation of key sales order, fulfillment and revenue activities allows for true end-to-end management of the supply chain.
JIT: The Promise of Emerging Tech for Electronics Manufacturing
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2015   Post a comment
With the advent of 3D printing, drones, and other emerging digital technologies, manufacturing is increasingly able to deliver on the promise of just in time manufacturing for consumers.
Finding the Value of Mobility in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/18/2015   Post a comment
At Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Supply Chain & Mobility Panel, we started talking about the value of mobility in the supply chain—an important conversation for our industry.
Robotics Take a Place in Manufacturing & Logistics
Logical Link  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
Robots, which have become, smarter, cheaper and faster, are taking on more jobs in manufacturing and logistics facilities.
Cloud Manufacturing for Quick Prototype Production
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
MacroFab is working to make small-batch manufacturing of printed circuit boards easier and more affordable through the use of what it calls "cloud manufacturing."
Counterfeits Jeopardize Lives & Cost Billions
Joe Longo  
9/17/2015   Post a comment
The public has heard rumors about the serious problem of electronics counterfeits for many years, but the magnitude and complexity of the challenges have only come into sharp focus over the last few years.
Q&A with GloFo CEO: ‘IoT Is No Mystical Animal’
Junko Yoshida  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
PC shipments are going down all over the world. The smartphone market is losing steam. The IC industry is expecting a down year in 2016. Globalfoundries CEO discussed what chip vendors should do about it.
Use Logistics to Maintain a Global Electronics Presence
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
The road to success for electronics OEMs are paved with innovative new products. A strong logistics infrastructure and partnerships, though, is also important.
Philips' Home Medicine Connects to Medical Records
R. Colin Johnson  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Royal Philips (The Netherlands) will unveil its HealthSuite Digital Platform and the apps it has developed to monitor a patients health and transmit that information to existing healthcare databases.
The Importance of Supply Chain Connectivity: A Conversation with RS Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
We sat down with RS Electronics to find out how the distributor went about implementing a supply chain connectivity solution across its supply chain.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Promote Space Exploration
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Space, the final frontier, seems to evoke creativity and spark interest. These top performing Kickstarter projects provide a sample of what the best and brightest have developed and gotten funded.
Mobile Tech Extends the Life of Legacy Systems
Puga Sankara  
9/11/2015   Post a comment
A legacy warehouse management system doesn't have to mean that your organization can't take advantage of the latest mobile technologies that help in the warehouse.
Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers
Joe Longo  
9/10/2015   (2) comments
Counterfeiting is a real and present danger in the electronics supply chain. Enterprise labeling potentially starts to address the need to track and trace components.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.