A four step plan to secure the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things revolution is gearing up to dramatically alter various industrial sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, energy and transportation, which together account for nearly two-thirds of the global GDP. While this promises to bring unprecedented opportunities to business and society, it also opens up various vulnerabilities and security threats. We have already heard news of baby monitors, medical gadgets and smart lights being either hacked or proven...

By Sukamal Banerjee, 03 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

ARM boosts IoT security team in Israel with recruitment drive

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ARM has recruited almost 40 engineers at its Internet of Things (IoT) engineering team at the Kfar Netter design centre in Israel.

These employees will work with the 90 engineers who joined ARM from Sansa Security in 2015. This development ensures the design centre is among ARM's top ten design centres by size. The centre is providing a base for work on ARM security products such as ARM TrustZone technology and SecurCore processor IP.

Mike Muller, chief technology officer at ARM,...

By IoT News, 02 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Netclearance boosts workforce IoT space with “mBeaconCard” smart badge

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Netclearance has introduced a wearable identity card that facilitates access control, indoor location tracking and contactless payments.

Known as the mBeaconCard, the smart badge contains Bluetooth LE and NFC chips that work with designated readers to facilitate workforce analytics. The mBeaconCard is an application of workforce IoT with its features covering employee safety.

The mBeaconCard aims to make smartphone apps or key fobs redundant as it allows employers in institutions...

By IoT News, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Why in Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs to be better prepared for cyber attacks

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This year’s Hannover Messe, a leading international trade fair for industrial technology, has once again demonstrated that the idea of ‘smart’ factories is no longer a futuristic vision but concrete reality.

Automation engineers and manufacturing businesses were shown fully developed ‘industry 4.0’ techniques to take the next step on the road to the fully digitised, intelligent manufacturing plant. New developments ranged from mobile ultrasound measuring...

By Mirko Brandner, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Majority of enterprises struggling to secure IoT devices on their network

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The U.S. Department of Commerce recently cited findings that held that 200 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, with the economic impact of such technology expected to be in the trillions by 2025. However, a major concern remains that a majority of enterprises do not possess sufficient know-how on securing IoT devices on their network, according to a survey commissioned by ForeScout Technologies.

The finding highlights the lack of visibility on the enterprise network....

By IoT News, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Senrio’s IoT cybersecurity platform comes out of stealth with first round of funding

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Portland-based Internet of Things cybersecurity provider Senrio has officially emerged from stealth to launch a platform which provides defence in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and retail environments.

Stephen A. Ridley, CEO and founder of Senrio, is a veteran with regard to vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support of the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community. He then decided to use his experience towards the development of a holistic solution to deal with...

By IoT News, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Three in five mobile users are worried about IoT, argues MEF

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A new Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) report has highlighted major concerns among mobile users about a world of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, finding three in five (60%) are worried.

The MEF report surveyed over 5,000 mobile users in South Africa, India, China, Germany, France, Brazil, US and UK, supported by AVG Technologies. Concerns about the perceived threats and risks are high despite consumers clearly seeing tangible benefits in IoT, the report argues, with just one...

By IoT News, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.