Episode 34

Home Networks and Cyber Security

Published on: 27th January, 2021

Now that many of us are doing business out of our homes, is it time for an upgrade to your home network? What does that look like? Should you be concerned about cyber security? Michael Oh of TSP joins me to answer these questions and more.

Check out TSP's website for more information about available smart home services tsp.space

Here is a link to his podcast Grepcast

A link to an interesting tech renovation in Cambridge MA here

about this week's guest:

Michael Oh was a freshman at MIT studying aerospace engineering when he began his entrepreneurship journey. He founded Tech Superpowers in 1992, the first iteration of TSP. The name was inspired by a magazine Michael had read referring to two recently released Apple computers as “superpowers.” Fascinated by computers having grown up during the beginning of the personal computer tech revolution, he worked at a computer shop in the summers as a teenager. What started as a side venture while in school quickly blossomed into a formidable IT company in Boston that focused on fostering efficiency in both home and business environments. 

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Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven
the professionals discuss all aspects of home renovations
Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.
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Katharine MacPhail

Katharine White MacPhail, Principal at dEmios Architects in Arlington, MA has been working on residential projects of all sizes in the greater Boston area since 1996. Her mission is to help people learn about, plan and complete their home renovations and additions. She does this through traditional architectural services, Ask an Architect design help line, the podcast Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven, and through Home Renovation zoom classes. Her specialty is transforming the older homes so prevalent in Massachusetts, bringing them to the next level without sacrificing their character.
Katharine is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Leed Accredited Professional. She received a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in January of 1996. While at SCI-Arc, she pursued projects and theory related to the study of the architecture of the"everyday". Katharine also holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College where she fell in love with classical antiquities and later completed some graduate work in Historic Preservation at Boston University before pursuing a career in architecture.
Katharine is also the co-host of live simulcast/podcast Context and Clarity Live, a podcast related to the business of running a small firm.
Katharine serves as the Secretary for the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club and plays with the Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. She is the manager for the all-female Celtic string quintet Scottish Fish.