Global agencies warn of increased cyberattacks against OT devices

Global federal agencies are sounding the alarm over an increase in cyberattacks by pro-Russia hacktivist groups targeting operational technology (OT) devices across critical infrastructure in North America and Europe.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), FBI, NSA, EPA, DOE, USDA, FDA, Multi-State ISAC, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, and UK's National Cyber Security Centre have observed these threat actors compromising small-scale industrial control...

ITRI partners with Arm to open IoT certification lab in Taipei

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has joined forces with global semiconductor and software designer Arm to establish a new ITRI・Arm SystemReady Lab in Taipei. This certification centre is the fourth of its kind worldwide after similar labs in the US, Europe, and India.

The new lab will leverage ITRI's research and development strengths combined with Arm's SystemReady compliance program to offer comprehensive certification services for the Artificial...

Cisco enhances coffee farming in Tanzania using the IoT

Cisco has teamed up with a group of partners to use the IoT to help Tanzanian coffee growers boost yields and operate more sustainably amid the challenges of climate change.

The networking giant has joined forces with the ConSenso Project: a coalition comprising Tanzanian coffee farmers, Italian plant scientists from PNAT, and researchers from the Accademia del Caffè Espresso. Together, they are deploying IoT sensors to "listen to the plants" on a Tanzanian coffee...

Qt and Qualcomm collaborate to accelerate IoT development

Qt Group and Qualcomm have announced a collaboration to streamline the development of advanced graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and software quality assurance for industrial IoT devices.

The partnership brings together Qt's cross-platform development tools with Qualcomm Technologies' processors, potentially allowing IoT manufacturers to significantly speed up the time-to-market for their devices.

Qualcomm is one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers,...

Telit Cinterion launches GNSS module with centimetre accuracy

IoT solutions provider Telit Cinterion today announced the launch of the SE868K5-RTK, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver module capable of delivering centimetre-level positioning accuracy. 

The SE868K5-RTK is the first GNSS module in Telit Cinterion's portfolio to provide such high-precision location data, made possible through advanced Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) technology. By leveraging dual frequency signals and support for multiple satellite...

Oil and gas industry sees rapid growth in IoT devices

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a surge in the adoption of IoT devices, according to a new report from Berg Insight.

Berg Insight’s report forecasts that the installed base of wireless devices featuring cellular, satellite, or low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity in the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent, increasing from 7.8 million units at the end of 2023 to 18.8 million connected devices by 2028.

The primary...

Retail faces continued threat from IoT botnets

A new report from Netskope Threat Labs sheds light on the major cloud threats targeting the retail industry over the past year. The key malware families deployed by attackers were IoT botnets like Mirai, remote access tools, and infostealers aimed at stealing customer payment data and credentials.

Paolo Passeri, Cyber Intelligence Principal at Netskope, said: “It’s surprising that the retail sector still finds itself specifically targeted with botnets like Mirai as attackers...

IoT Community coins ‘GenAIoT’ with enterprise in mind

It is always a point of interest to be present at the birth of a new buzzword. In this instance, it is hoped this neologism will help usher in an umbrella of concepts and technologies to operationalise the industrial and enterprise IoT.

GenAIoT, relating to the intersection of generative AI and the Artificial Internet of Things (AIoT), has been introduced by The IoT Community, a 49,000-strong C-suite network. SAS, ClearBlade, SoftServe and Intellias are among the founding members...

Samsung launches 3D Map View for SmartThings

Samsung has launched its 3D Map View feature for SmartThings, which allows users to see a virtual 3D map of their home and easily control connected devices like lights, thermostats, and appliances.

The 3D Map View, first unveiled at CES 2024, is now available in all countries where SmartThings is accessible. It addresses the challenge of managing the growing number of smart home devices by consolidating them into an interactive 3D rendering of the user's floor...

NVIDIA: Real-time AI drives industrial automation’s next phase

The heavy lifting in manufacturing, factory logistics, and robotics is getting assistance from real-time AI, according to NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang's keynote at GTC 2024.

A simulation-first approach is paving the way for the next phase of automation in these industries that often involve bulky products, expensive equipment, collaborative robotic environments, and logistically-complex facilities.

Huang demonstrated how developers could use digital twins to develop, test,...