F-Secure’s chief research officer likens IoT devices to ‘IT asbestos’

The chief research officer of cybersecurity giant F-Secure has warned that IoT devices could be the “asbestos of the future”.

Mikko Hyppönen made the warning during an interview on Verdict. The insecure nature of IoT devices is not surprising to many, especially following their role in devastating botnets like Mirai. However, Hyppönen warns the situation is only set to get worse.

The root of Hyppönen’s concern is the...

By Ryan Daws, 09 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why multi-site facilities cannot miss out on untapped IoT data

When the Internet of Things (IoT) became mainstream in the marketplace, it set off a frenzy within the colocation space as it offered operators a massive potential for savings compared to traditional SCADA and building management systems (BMS). Though BMS style solutions were apt for commercial property and limited multi-site applications; these traditional building technologies lacked the critical holistic view and price point required when deployed across large geographic...

By Michael Skurla, 09 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Tesla will allow users to customise their vehicle’s horn and motor sounds

Tesla will soon allow users to customise the horn and low-speed movement sounds of their vehicles.

Electric cars are so quiet that in many countries they are required by law to artificially create a movement sound for the safety of pedestrians. Until now, these movement sounds have typically represented something akin to a normal engine.

Tesla founder Elon Musk is now teasing a range of movement sound options. My personal favourite suggestion is the coconut horse clops from Monty Python and the Holy...

By Ryan Daws, 07 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IoT.

UK and Singapore team up for IoT security on consumer products

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) have signed a strategic partnership deal focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

The agreement, which aims to improve security level of smart consumer products, will see the two countries sharing initiatives and approaches, and exchange valuable information and experience.

The...

By IoT News, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IOTAS secures $8.5 million in series A funding to further enterprise ‘IoT as a service’ mission

IOTAS has successfully completed its series A funding of $8.5 million (£6.9m) to boost its enterprise software as a service (SaaS) offering, expand into international markets and bring about a new platform for smart communities.

The funding round was led by TELUS Ventures and included participation by Liberty Global and Intel Capital, an early investor. To date, IOTAS’s total investment exceeds $17m (£14m).

By IoT News, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Consumers believe autonomous vehicles will drive better than humans within a decade

A report commissioned by ANSYS has revealed deep insights about consumer attitudes towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) and their future.

Previous research has indicated that people are concerned about the capability of current driverless cars when compared to humans. This report is no different, with just 29 percent of respondents believing autonomous cars drive better than humans today.

However, what's...

By Ryan Daws, 02 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Vehicles, IoT, Smart Cities.

How German enterprises are moving ahead of the pack in adopting IoT

Germany has long been a hub for enterprise and Industrial IoT (IIoT) initiatives, particularly in Frankfurt and Munich – and a new report from Information Services Group (ISG) has shown how quickly German enterprises are embracing the technology.

The automotive and manufacturing industries are the two sectors leading the adoption race in the country, the report notes. The report states that the auto industry is...

By IoT News, 02 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

How big data and IoT initiatives render the ‘garbage in, garbage out’ theory invalid

Garbage in, garbage out: it’s one of the great truisms of technology. Sure, it’s been eclipsed by “software will eat the world,” as something to say in a meeting when you really don’t know what’s going on, but it’s still probably uttered a few thousand times a month to explain away the failure of a recent technology initiative.

But, like its sister expression “you can’t get...

By Michael Kanellos, 01 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

Jeff Bezos wants Congress to let Amazon draft facial recognition laws

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is hoping Congress will allow his company to draft laws around facial recognition technology.

Bezos told reporters following Amazon’s hardware event this week that the company already has a public policy team “working on facial recognition regulations”.

The news will be alarming to many human rights activists who have expressed serious concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition technology in particular.

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By Ryan Daws, 26 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Cities.

Why securing IoT devices at the network level is key

Gartner estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2021. Even today there are almost twice as many internet-enabled devices than there are people. IoT is already enriching our lives, adding convenience and efficiency but from an organisational perspective, it’s become difficult to manage. Not least, the sheer variety of devices is overwhelming.

Many IoT devices are not secure ‘out of the box’ with...

By Simon Eappariello, 25 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.