IoT devices may be used to spy on you, claims US intelligence chief

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Little is a surprise when it comes to government surveillance, but it seems there are simply no boundaries as to how or when citizens' privacy can be invaded. It was only a matter of time, but the US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has said that security agencies may snoop on citizens using Internet of Things devices. 

Connected devices often have a range...

By Ryan Daws, 10 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

HCL Technologies opens IoT incubation centre in Redmond for greater enterprise adoption

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HCL Technologies has unveiled an Internet of Things incubation centre in Redmond, aimed to leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT suite and speed up enterprise IoT adoption.

The facility will develop vertical solutions aimed at the industrial and manufacturing verticals, as well as life sciences and healthcare. The work will be centred on applications in industrial automation, remote patient monitoring and fleet management, among others.

The centre will make use of real-time analytics,...

By IoT News, 09 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Security guidelines for the IoT published by GSMA

The GSMA, an official body which represents telecom companies, has published guidelines today which aim to ensure the secure deployment of IoT services and devices. Developed in consultation with the mobile industry, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’ will help to boost growth of this exciting sector. 

“As billions of devices become connected in the Internet of Things, offering innovative and interconnected new services, the possibility of potential vulnerabilities...

By Ryan Daws, 09 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security, Standards.

How IoT is set to work for demand response use cases

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Energy management technology developer Rainforest Automation has launched a new range of products and services that make use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and industry standard protocols such as OpenADR, ZigBee, WiFi, and Internet Protocol (IP) to provide a solution that brings together resources from widely distributed homes and small businesses.

Rainforest’s portfolio is targeted at utilities that are looking to deploy Demand Response programs for their residential and small...

By IoT News, 08 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Managing the Internet of Everything: Why failure is not an option

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From smart buildings to intelligent production lines, organisations are rapidly adopting Internet connected devices to improve performance, reduce costs and transform customer experience. However, many of these Internet of Everything (IoE) implementations remain outside the corporate network – creating serious security concerns and constraining decision making.

Today there is a massive gap in expectation and language between IT and operational teams deploying IoE, not least that...

By John Pepper, 05 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Covata’s key as a service aims to sort out IoT security

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Security firm Covata has announced its ‘key as a service’ (KaaS) offering is to be initially deployed with Cisco as its partner.

The product aims to remove the inconvenience of encryption key and access policy management via patent pending techniques such as key fragmentation and GeoLoc. The solution will also provide protection against impending legal and regulatory challenges.

Cisco is set to deploy Covata’s new ‘Key-as-a-Service’ (KaaS) offering in a number...

By IoT News, 04 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Sony acquires Altair Semiconductor for £148.5m

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Sony has announced an agreement to acquire Israel-based chip technology and LTE software provider Altair Semiconductor for a deal worth $212 million (£148.5m).

Sony expects to complete the acquisition in early February 2016. The use of LTE is currently ubiquitous in data communication for mobile phones and the technology is expected to play a key role in the Internet of Things. As time goes by, more and more “things” will get connected while accessing network services...

By IoT News, 03 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Nokia beefs-up IoT security with network-wide tool

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Nokia has launched a network-wide tool called NetGuard this morning, providing operators with an easy-to-use platform to monitor and control all the multi-vendor security systems deployed across its telecommunications network.

Since moving away from their handset business – after selling the division to Microsoft in 2013 – Nokia has focused on its network...

By Ryan Daws, 02 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why this year’s CES showed the IoT is here to stay

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CES 2016, the year’s hottest trade show for consumer electronics, featured a broad swath of tech products across a large number of industries. However, one cohesive theme resounded: the IoT is firmly here, and those that wish to remain relevant had best get on board. The increased viability of...

By Eran Eshed, 01 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Wearables.

myDevices launches drag and drop IoT project builder Cayenne

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IoT solutions provider myDevices has launched Cayenne, a tool for developers which is claimed to be the first drag and drop IoT project builder.

The platform enables the connection of devices, visualisation of data, application of complicated rules and interaction with their connected customers. The launch of Cayenne makes available the versatile device and connectivity agnostic platform, rolled out in October 2015, to the developer and maker community.

The Cayenne solution comes...

By IoT News, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.