The legal issues with IoT – and the security risks of boundless data

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Data security is a key concern with the Internet of Things, taking into account just how much data can be collected. With various IoT devices talking to each other, the potential for a data security breach is high and with more and more IoT devices coming onto the market, this issue is not going to go away. 

For example, take the smart meter initiative led by the UK government. The intention is that by 2020, over 53 million smart meters shall be installed in over 30 million homes and...

By Sarah Hall, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

Securing data for the IoT: A best practice guide

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With billions of new connections expected in the next decade, it has never been more important to design solutions for trust. Fears about security are a major barrier to the adoption of IoT solutions. The potential to disrupt or even close-down operations, to steal personal or financial data, and peek at industrial secrets and intellectual property pose an ever-present danger. Fortunately, it is becoming easier than ever to build robust security into IoT applications, right from...

By Andrew Pockson, 17 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

John Deere: On partnerships, collaboration and security in IoT for agriculture

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“For us, it starts with the ability to precisely guide a machine – and then we are trying to put more and more smarts into everything we build.”

That one sentence from Lane Arthur (left), director of the Information Solutions Group at agricultural manufacturing giant John Deere, adequately sums up the company’s technological manoeuvres. For a firm which was...

By James Bourne, 15 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

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.

Lizard Squad's IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

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Lizard Squad, a hacking group which gained notoriety for attacks on console gaming networks, has launched a massive DDoS attack using its LizardStresser botnet. 

The LizardStressor botnet is responsible for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on banks, telcos and government agencies in Brazil and three large US...

By Ryan Daws, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 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.

Research: Gartner predicts spending on IoT security will reach $348m this year

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Analyst powerhouse Gartner has predicted that global spending on IoT security will reach $348 million this year, up almost 24 percent from the $281 million spent last year. Furthermore, the firm believes spend will reach $434 million in 2017 and $547 million in 2018. 

This momentum is set to continue, and...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, 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.

Why device management presents a risk to IoT adoption at scale

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IoT firm DevicePilot has said that managing internet-enabled devices is a major challenge for the success of the Internet of Things.

The company presented the results of its survey of 50 companies planning IoT application deployments at various scales across different industry sectors, including smart homes and cities, elderly care/wellness, industrial monitoring, retail and public services, refrigeration and energy management.

According to the survey, 'risk to growth' was...

By IoT News, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

More IoT device security woes in latest Bitdefender research

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New research shows that the move to smart homes is actually putting householders at risk of privacy theft after the discovery that a number of commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) consumer devices are vulnerable to cyber attack.

The study, by security provider Bitdefender, showed that four products – the LIFX Bulb, MUZO Cobblestone audio receiver, LinkHub and WeMo switch were all susceptible to breaches.

How each device connected to the Internet and the cloud, as well as the...

By IoT News, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Security for 80% of connected devices not in place, says AdaptiveMobile

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Mobile network security provider AdaptiveMobile argues that up to 80% of connected devices do not possess sufficient security requirements, with a similar proportion of devices liable to hacks and data breaches.

An excerpt from Gartner’s research report ‘Predict 2016: Security Solution’ says: “[The] security market will continue to evolve alongside new requirements from the Internet of Things, cloud computing and sophisticated targeted...

By IoT News, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

More than a third of UK consumers do not know how to secure their connected devices

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A survey of over 6,000 UK residents by BullGuard has found that 72% of UK consumers would not know how to protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The report highlights the fact that the IoT is on the path to become ubiquitous and that consumers have serious security concerns with regard to connected devices, with over a quarter of consumers are planning to purchase IoT devices in the next 12 months.

The survey found that 34% of respondents had already been on the receiving end of a...

By IoT News, 18 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Study argues InfoSec workers not able to deal with IoT enterprise security concerns

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Good news and bad news: information security professionals are becoming more aware of the risks presented by the proliferation of endpoints through the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are struggling to prepare to address the growing threat.

That is the verdict from a new piece of research from Pwnie Express. In a report entitled ‘The Internet of Evil Things’, which polled more than 400 global IT security professionals, the researchers argued Coolpad devices were the...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Gartner highlights top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018

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The latest research note from analyst house Gartner has zeroed in on 10 IoT technologies that will play a key role in an organisation’s development, including low power networks, operating systems, and device management capabilities.

The full list of trends includes IoT security; IoT analytics; IoT device management; low-power, short-range IoT networks; low-power, wide-area networks; IoT processors; IoT operating systems; Event stream processing; IoT platforms; and IoT standards...

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