Alan Grau

Alan
Grau
President and Cofounder,
Icon Labs

Alan Grau is president and cofounder of Icon Labs. He also is the architect of Icon Labs’ award-winning Floodgate Firewall. He has 20 years of embedded software experience. Prior to founding Icon Labs he worked for AT&T Bell Labs and Motorola. He has an MS in computer science from Northwestern University.

Articles
Interview: Alan Grau On What You Should Know About Industrial Cyber-Attacks
Our aging industrial control systems and vulnerable to a wide range of attacks and many new systems are being deployed with insufficient security. Alan Grau, president and founder of Icon Labs, addresses these issues.
The Internet Of Things Needs Firewalls Too 2
An efficient firewall designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) stops attacks before they can begin. Embedded engineers should employ a multi-layered security strategy that combines a firewall, authentication, and encryption protocols.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 4

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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