CableLabs Gets More Secure


Cable Television Laboratories Inc. has added some security firepower to its
CableHome initiative, naming Scott Higgins, vice president of development at
Ashley Laurent Inc., a residential-gateway-software supplier, as contributing
engineer to the CableHome Advanced Architecture project.

CableHome is charged with developing future security specifications for
in-home cable devices, ranging from set-tops to modems.

Ashley Laurent has worked with cable vendors over the past few years on
advanced security and networking solutions.

'CableHome is a critical building block for enabling cable operators to
provide their broadband-access customers the latest security and home-networking
solutions,' said Rouzbeh Yassini, an executive consultant to CableLabs who heads
up the CableHome initiative.