BlueBorne put billions of IoT devices at risk – including Echo and Google Home

A serious vulnerability affecting billions of IoT devices also put Amazon Echo and Google Home users at risk.

The vulnerability, known as BlueBorne, was discovered by IoT security company Armis and found to put more than five billion devices at risk of attack. Researchers have now confirmed the attack surface included as many as 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.

If compromised by...

By Ryan Daws, 16 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Medigate aims to take a new approach to IoT healthcare security with $5.35m funding

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all set to revolutionise the end to end healthcare process; from wearables which collect patient data in real-time, to algorithms which can come up with new diagnoses. Yet securing all of these devices is the major risk.

Meet Medigate. The startup, based out of Israel, has just secured a $5.35 million (£4.08m) funding round for its platform, which secures networked devices alongside medical records, device servers, and other enterprise systems. The capital was raised by...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT, Security.

Augury Halo helps predict mechanical failures with the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology firm Augury has introduced a cloud-based diagnostics platform that foretells equipment failures beforehand by keeping a close eye on mechanical equipment.

Augury Halo can predict equipment failures by using sensing technologies such as vibrations and ultrasound. It also provides comprehensive, actionable recommendations for maintaining machine health. In addition, the platform issues reports about the developing problems and suggests maintenance practices....

By IoT News, 13 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority gets IoT network deployment from Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks has announced the initial successful deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The Dubai-based public service infrastructure company’s network canopy extends throughout the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which is said to offer high performance, reliability, security as well as scalability.

In addition, Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology has been integrated into Honeywell...

By IoT News, 03 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics team up for public sector IoT play

At a time when public sector authorities globally are facing challenges to make smarter infrastructure, Pitney Bowes and Arrow Electronics have teamed up to help them in the task with the help of Internet of Things (IoT).

As part of an agreement signed by the two companies, they will help public authorities in gathering, processing and analysing data collected through IoT devices to enhance physical infrastructure efficiencies.

The collaboration will introduce to the market a new solution that will help...

By IoT News, 02 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

GE’s Digital Industrial Evolution Index shows there is a long way to go for IIoT benefits

How big a difference is there between what is possible with the Industrial Internet and what is being done now; and what changes need to take place in order for organisations to close the gap?

These are the questions General Electric (GE) has attempted to answer in its first Digital Industrial Evolution Index, published this week. The index aims to track the real progress of digital transformation, and gives a total score of 63.0 out of 100.

It’s a meaningless number out of context, of course, so...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Encryption, data and government: Lessons learned from the KRACK vulnerability

The KRACK vulnerability has been one of the many highly publicised cyber security weaknesses that are more frequently making it to the front pages of news papers and websites.

KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attacks allow attackers to break the encryption that protects your traffic while traversing the air between your device and its connected wireless access point.

The recent news and subsequent publicity around the KRACK vulnerability has meant that many more people now know what WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)...

By Dan Brown, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Standards.

Software AG will report cloud and IoT revenue separately in 2018

Software AG has given an update on its financial and strategic operations – and it says its IoT and cloud arms are doing so well it will begin reporting that revenue under a separate business line as of January.

During the calendar year, the company successfully formed a number of new strategic partnerships in IoT and Industry 4.0, which include the newly founded ADAMOS joint venture with global market leading manufacturing companies such as DMG MORI, Dürr, ZEISS and ASM PT as well as other...

By IoT News, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Nokia teaming up with Bosch for industrial IoT play

Nokia has entered into a strategic partnership with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to make it feasible for enterprises and communications service providers to easily deploy industrial IoT solutions from sensors through to applications.

The initial work will focus on asset tracking, predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring use cases. Both companies are currently conducting several customer trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and commercially available solutions expected in early...

By IoT News, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Why the IoT in healthcare could cause serious problems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving into a widespread phenomenon that touches all industries and lifestyles, creating what is supposed to be a world of unprecedented convenience and connectivity. When we look at the immediate advantages of linking our fitness, home security, travel, entertainment and many more facets of our lives to computers or internet networks, it seems like a good idea.

The IoT allows us to do things like check on our homes from remote locations, track our progress on fitness goals...

By Rick Delgado, 23 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT, Security.

IoT growth gives opportunity for better air quality monitoring, research says

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to new possibilities for air quality monitoring in the context of smart cities, according to a new report.

Navigant Research has released a new report titled “Air Quality Monitoring and Management for Smart Cities”, which analyses the market and technology trends within the industry, as well as city technology and policy solutions for managing air quality. It also examines significant air quality monitoring projects and case studies of deployments...

By IoT News, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

China Telecom and Huawei team up for NB-IoT smart gas whitepaper

Shenzhen Gas, China Telecom, GoldCard and Huawei have joined hands to release a whitepaper that analyses the problems and challenges faced by China’s gas industry.

The document proposes a smart gas solution, involving the solution value, business model, and practice, which are based on the IoT platform and NB-IoT technology.

Gas services in the cities have made great progress, yet they have to struggle with safety issues, customers’ service satisfaction, enterprises’ profitability, and...

By IoT News, 18 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

How IoT will fuel the next revolution in farming technology

New research from global mobile satellite company Inmarsat has found that the agriculture sector is interested in embracing the power of IoT and will spend significantly on the technology over the next five years.

The study, titled ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’, contains responses from the world’s 100 largest agritech companies and found that the sector is rapidly taking to IoT technologies. It shows 62% of the surveyed firms had already fully or partially deployed IoT-based...

By IoT News, 16 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT.

WISeKey reports consolidated preliminary revenue of $14.4 million for Q3 2017

Cybersecurity and IoT solutions provider WISeKey International has estimated that its consolidated preliminary revenue for the third quarter of 2017 will be nearly $14.4 million.

The primary source of the revenue is strong demand for its IoT technology and cybersecurity software as a service (SaaS) products, and a larger client base resulting from strong synergies between these two main verticals. The semiconductor IoT Segment generated revenue of approximately $8.4 million while revenue from the...

By IoT News, 06 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Intel secures and upscales IoT devices with new secure device onboard launch

Intel has announced the launch of its Secure Device Onboard (SDO) technology, which aims to automate and bring IoT devices online within seconds as opposed to hours.

Announced at the IoT Solutions World Congress, the Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide their customers, who are willing to take thousands of connected devices onboard. Its “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for...

By IoT News, 04 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Cloudleaf secures $13 million funding to bring patented Sensor Fabric to market

IoT startups in Silicon Valley are in the news every time when they receive a financial push. This time it is Cloudleaf – a designer and developer of a location-aware sensory platform for automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and industrial manufacturing companies.

The company has secured a total of $13 million (£9.7m) in a series A funding round from IndusAge Partners, Bold Capital Partners, Tandem Capital, Mahindra Partners and other seasoned angel investors.

Cloudleaf will...

By IoT News, 28 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Vodafone: The number of large-scale IoT projects has doubled in the past year

Vodafone has released its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report providing further insights about the current state of the industry.

The most notable statistic is that the number of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has doubled in the past 12 months.

Businesses in the Americas are leading the pack with 19 percent of companies having more than 10,000 devices — compared to 12 percent in Europe, and just 7 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

According...

By Ryan Daws, 27 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Dealing with the endpoint security weaknesses of the Internet of Things

From vending machines that can autonomously send in refill orders to standalone surveillance cameras, the IoT is showing dramatic growth, and some authorities expect that by 2025 there may be over 75 billion IoT devices in use worldwide. Unfortunately, this poses a great challenge for endpoint and network security monitoring practices, as the exponential...

By Rick Delgado, 22 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

BT and Hitachi Vantara collaborate on industrial and enterprise IoT

BT, a communications services and solutions provider, and Hitachi Vantara have formed a partnership to develop innovative solutions in industrial and enterprise IoT.

The collaboration will aims on driving better business outcomes for their customers worldwide, including greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings. In the beginning, they will explore and design asset intelligence and predictive maintenance solutions to deliver the desired outcomes for customers in manufacturing and transportation.

Bas...

By IoT News, 21 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.