IoT botnet Mirai becomes more contagious

Mirai, the IoT botnet which caused record-breaking DDoS attacks last year, has become even more contagious due to a Windows variant.

Spotted by Kaspersky Labs, their security experts are in the process of analysing the first Windows-based spreader of the malware which is believed to have attacked 500 systems in the past couple of months. From the initial analysis, Kaspersky believes the new bot was developed by someone with a higher degree of skill than Mirai’s initial creators.

By Ryan Daws, 22 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

ARM acquires Mistbase and NextG-Com in NB-IoT investment

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Following the approval of the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard last summer, ARM has announced the acquisition of two leading companies in the field.

NB-IoT offers low power and wide area connectivity designed to connect multitudes of devices at scale over a long range. The approval of the standard was a landmark moment for the IoT industry...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Where is AI in the auto industry now – and where is it heading?

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The shape-shifting, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cars seen in futuristic films aren't appearing anytime soon but AI technology certainly exists today in the auto market and will be increasingly visible in the future.

Industry observers are saying that AI and machine learning have reached a tipping point and will cause enormous advances through the next few years...

By Mahbubul Alam, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Telit and Yokogawa collaborate to work together on IIoT architecture

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Wireless machine to machine technology provider Telit has announced that it will join hands with electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa to integrate Yokogawa’s technology into an Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture to deliver new services to its customers.

Telit will contribute a broad portfolio of wireless IoT communication modules, a diverse collection of industrial drivers and edge analytics which enable a robust sensor onboarding capability, and powerful...

By IoT News, 15 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

ZingBox aims for ‘Internet of Trusted Things’, bundles AI into new solution

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Cybersecurity provider ZingBox has announced the launch of a new generation of cybersecurity solutions, called IoT Guardian, which focuses on service protection.

The solution is being claimed as the industry’s first to offer a combination of deep learning algorithms to discern each device’s unique personality and enforce acceptable behaviour. Its self-learning approach continually builds on previous knowledge to discover, detect and defend critical Internet of...

By IoT News, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

How is IoT changing the healthcare industry?

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The healthcare industry is changing. There is an increased demand to offer health monitoring solutions that are not only less expensive but also more efficient and provide better care. In short, the healthcare industry is joining other industries in their efforts to provide better service for less expense – to dramatically increase value.

Like their commercial counterparts, the challenge is to accomplish this goal without compromising security and the answer is to leverage...

By Alex Vilner, 14 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Could the IoT transform customer engagement in insurance?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) stepped up a gear in the automotive world earlier this month, as 02 became the first mobile operator to offer a car insurance service with the launch of 02 Drive, a service that uses IoT technology to encourage safe driving. By installing a telematics device called Box on Board, the driver’s behaviour is monitored to build up a log of data. This will indicate how safe they are on the roads – which may...

By Karen Wheeler, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

Gartner: 8.4 billion connected ‘things’ in use worldwide in 2017

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Gartner expects 8.4 billion connected ‘things’ to be in use in 2017, up 31% from the year before, according to the analyst house’s latest prognostication.

The company’s previous figure of 20.8 billion connected things by 2020 – possibly the most frequently cited Internet of Things (IoT) statistic of them all – has been revised slightly downwards, to 20.4 billion, while total spending on endpoints and services will hit almost $2 trillion this...

By James Bourne, 08 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Addressing the challenges of Industrial IoT with cellular IoT

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With over 12 billion devices currently connected to the Internet, and an estimated 50 billion to be connected by 2020, the Internet of Things continues to affect ever-increasing aspects of our personal and professional lives. Not least in the industrial sector, as smart devices evolve to become active contributors to the business process.

Despite the numerous benefits which Industrial IoT will bring, manufacturers in...

By Eran Eshed, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Statistica announces launch of Statistica Edge and new IoT partner program

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Advanced analytics provider Statistica has announced the launch of Statistica Edge and a new Internet of Things (IoT) partner program.

The Statistica Edge is designed to help organizations make informed business decisions, with the new offering also allowing firms to move beyond scoring to deploy advanced analytics and data prep workflows with conditional logic to edge devices and gateways.

Statistica is also launching a new IoT partner program that addresses the industry’s lack...

By IoT News, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

The road as a ‘social space’: Analysing the challenges of autonomous vehicle integration

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The future of mobility has become a major topic of discussion in the automotive world. Introductions including the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and new synergies between car manufacturers and technology players are all changing the transportation ecosystem as we know it.  

One thing in particular I think we can all agree on is that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming.

Every day new pilot schemes bring AVs closer to the road and into the public mind-set, and

By Kate Rock, 07 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Smart Cities.

Do manufacturing engineers really want IIoT right now?

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As leaders in the tech industry, it is easy to assume that every other industry is waiting, with bated breath, to incorporate connected technology. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce costs through truly on-demand-maintenance? Who wouldn’t want to better understand how their products perform in the field thanks to real-time diagnostics and performance monitoring? Who wouldn’t want those same products to order their own replacement parts based on sensor data?

Well, the answer is...

By Alex Vilner, 02 February 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Security Industry Association supports reintroduction of DIGIT Act

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that it will continue to show its support for the bipartisan Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act.

The DIGIT Act would organise a working group of federal entities that would consult with private sector stakeholders to provide recommendations to the Congress. These recommendations would work on the planning and growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the United States.

The DIGIT Act would provide input from private...

By IoT News, 31 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Security.

Rentokil gets into IoT game, tackling pest infestation with help of Qlik platform

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British pest control and business services group Rentokil Initial has joined hands with US-based software company Qlik to use the latter’s cloud-based analytics platform ‘Qlik Sense’ to gain better insights from its product and global company operations data. This partnership supports Rentokil’s wider global deployment of new innovative digital pest control products and next-generation services.

Qlik has partnered with Google and PA Consulting Group to help...

By IoT News, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Exploring an overlooked opportunity to make connected car security airtight

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With 75% of new cars expected to come equipped with wireless connectivity by 2020 according to BI Intelligence, these vehicles will ultimately become integral components of our digital world. More specifically, they will have a dominant role in the Internet of Things (IoT), with the potential to transform the driving experience.

This opportunity does not come without considerable risk, especially as connectivity expands to include untrusted networks and embedded automotive operating...

By Muzaffar Khurram, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

IoT and mobile app attack fears on the rise, new research argues

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The fears over a security attack against mobile and IoT apps in the workplace continues to rise, according to new research.

The study, from Ponemon Institute, IBM Security, and Arxan Technologies, argues that, of the almost 600 survey respondents, 60% are aware that their organisation has suffered a security incident through an insecure mobile app. Of that number, 11% of overall respondents know with ‘certainty’, 15% opted for ‘most likely’ and 34% went with...

By James Bourne, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Three key IoT trends from CES 2017

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Now that CES 2017 has come to a close, I wanted to take some time and reflect on some of the key takeaways from the event.  First and foremost, it was a really good one for the Xively team.  Despite feeling like a single slot machine at the Venetian at times (you really don’t know...

By Ryan Lester, 17 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Homes.

Software AG’s 2017 IoT predictions: Chatbots, smart buildings, and more

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2017 will be the year of the chatbot while architects will need to turn to hardware and software vendors to gain a better understanding of their needs, according to predictions issued from German firm Software AG.

Bart Schouw, Internet of Things solution director at Software AG, said, “There is a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things and especially increased device-to-device communication. Much of this mobile, virtual and instantaneous connectivity is built on seamless...

By IoT News, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.