Enterprise IoT and protecting against Bluetooth endpoint vulnerabilities: A guide

It is well established that IoT devices greatly increase the security challenges of defending corporate networks, and a recent PwC survey reported that 71% of manufacturers plan to deploy IoT devices, despite the associated risks. It seems like the IoT train has left the station and is rushing full steam ahead towards the horizon.

In order to continue to travel safely, enterprises must understand the risks of...

By Patrice Puichaud, 16 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Consumer Reports warns IoT camera makers to improve their security

Consumer Reports has sent a letter to 25 manufacturers of IoT cameras with a call to improve their security.

“In response to multiple reports of hacks and unauthorized access of smart cameras and doorbells, Consumer Reports writes to urge your company to raise the standard of security for your connected camera, doorbell, or security system,” wrote the company.

“We request clarification on the steps you are taking to prevent hacks and unauthorized access to these cameras and the systems that...

By Ryan Daws, 15 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Gartner says global semiconductor revenues down 11.9% yearly – worse than own bleak estimates

According to preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue decreased 11.9% year over year to $418.3 billion (£321.68bn) in 2019 – with the figure surpassing the analyst firm’s already gloomy forecast from earlier in the year.

The report found that Intel has regained its position as the number one global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2019, beating Samsung Electronics which held the top...

By IoT News, 14 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Waymo's autonomous cars have driven 20 million miles on public roads

Autonomous cars developed by Alphabet subsidiary Waymo have now driven over 20 million miles on public roads.

The milestone was announced during this year's CES in Las Vegas and shows how Waymo's driverless technology is almost ready for widespread deployment.

Speaking at a dinner hosted by Fortune, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said: "You need to have a lot of real world experience, there's no way to avoid it."

While autonomous vehicles have been involved in accidents, Waymo has managed to...

By Ryan Daws, 07 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: AI, Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities.

KVH and Kongsberg claim success with installing maritime IoT system on active working vessel

KVH Industries and Kongsberg Digital have successfully installed their first joint maritime IoT system on the latter’s active working vessel, Simrad Echo.

Despite the newly fitted system, which includes a KVH Watch VSAT antenna for IoT connectivity and the Kognifai Vessel Insight platform, the Simrad Echo would continue its normal operations during the pilot maritime IoT project. Both KVH Watch and Kognifai Vessel...

By IoT News, 06 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Teraki and Machfu raise series A funds of $11m and $3.75m to speed up automotive and IIoT markets

A new year does not by any means signal a slowdown in funding across the Internet of Things (IoT) space, with Teraki and Machfu each securing series A funding over the past month for the automotive and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) spaces respectively.

Teraki raised $11 million (£9m) that the company says will be used for improving the current explosion in demand of data in electronics components...

By IoT News, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, IIoT, IoT.

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance explore new smart home standard

Apple, Amazon, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a new working group focused around ‘Project Connected Home over IP’, exploring the development and promotion of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to boost compatibility among smart home products.

The protocol has been designed with security as a fundamental principle.

The aim of the Connected Home over IP...

By IoT News, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Homes, Standards.

ENGINE: Trust and data privacy remain consumers' biggest fears about connected cars

According to a recent survey conducted by ENGINE Insights, 65% of recent and intending car buyers have one or more connected car features in their current car. However, 54% are concerned about data security and how their data might be used and 19% of respondents said that data management concerns could compel them from not buying a connected car in future.

The ‘Connected Car’ survey from ENGINE reported that data security fears are universal, spanning across generations – 54% of Millennials,...

By IoT News, 18 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles, Security, Smart Cities.

Gartner: Blockchain is the perfect match for the IoT

Gartner believes that blockchain technology is the perfect match for the IoT and will help it to overcome some of its biggest problems.

Blockchain is synonymous with security. The IoT, on the other hand, is known for suffering from serious vulnerabilities which have led to repeated high-profile breaches and cyberattacks.

In a blog post highlighting key findings from a survey titled IoT Adopters Embrace Blockchain,...

By Ryan Daws, 17 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Yandex is building LIDAR sensors as self-driving car market accelerates

Yandex, a Russian internet service firm, announced that it has begun testing its own Light Identification Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) laser technology and cameras. The new devices will be used for the company’s recently revealed delivery robot, the Yandex.Rover.

According to the company, its software can tune the LIDAR’s scanning patterns while driving, with changeable parameters that enable them to adapt to various driving conditions like dense city streets, freeways, and severe weather. The...

By IoT News, 16 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Vehicles.

Hackers attempt to extort $400k in Bitcoin from Ring doorbell owners

A hacker attempted to extort a couple in Texas for $400k worth of Bitcoin after compromising their Amazon Ring doorbell.

28-year-old Tania Amador gave a video to local news channel WFAA which showed the incident.

Amador, who lives in Grand Prairie just outside of Dallas, said her Ring doorbell was going off like someone had entered her house.

The couple...

By Ryan Daws, 13 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Ericsson and the NTNU deploy autonomous ferry in Norway

Ericsson has teamed up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to deploy a 5G-powered autonomous ferry in Norway.

The ferry is called milliAmpère and carries passengers, including their bikes, across Trondheim’s harbor canal.

MilliAmpère is equipped with sensors that record its surroundings. 5G is used to reliably and quickly transfer vast amounts of data required for the ferry's operation with an onshore command centre.

Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Customer Unit...

By Ryan Daws, 11 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Gartner: Enterprise drone shipments will increase 50% in 2020

A recent forecast from Gartner has indicated that businesses will start deploying IoT-powered enterprise drones more frequently going forward in 2020. These drones can be used in industries like construction, utility, and retail.

Gartner predicts that global shipments of IoT enterprise drones will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50% from 2019. By 2023, the global research firm predicts that global shipments will reach 1.3m units. It will be the construction industry that will be making the most use of...

By IoT News, 09 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Smart Cities.

Wireless Broadband Alliance completes WiFi 6 trial in IIoT scenario

Members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have successfully completed a trial of WiFi 6 in an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) scenario.

The first-of-its-kind trial was conducted in the gruelling environment of the Mettis Aerospace factory in the UK. The WBA notes that previous implementation tests with WiFi failed to work in the factory's challenging environment.

Dave...

By Ryan Daws, 05 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

IoT-related services revenue in APAC to hit $96bn by 2023, says GlobalData

GlobalData has forecast that the marketplace for IoT related services will go beyond $96 billion (£74.2bn) in sales by 2023 in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, growing at a CAGR of 22.4% between 2018 and 2023.

The data also revealed that while the APAC IoT market will be dominated by software and services, growth from devices and connectivity will boost with the launch of more cellular-based IoT networks supported by 5G.

By IoT News, 04 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT.

Gutermann AG claims first NB-IoT-based water leak detection technology launch

Gutermann AG, a Swiss provider of acoustic technologies focused on water leak detection, has announced the launch of a claimed world-first: a water leak detecting noise logger based on Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

The product, called Zonescan NB-IoT, is Gutermann’s first cellular logger. The logger is tied in to the cloud-based Zonescan Net software, which can automatically compare the data of all...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Maersk invests in Danish networking startup Onomondo

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of logistics giant Maersk, has announced its investment in Danish startup Onomondo.

The move, for an undisclosed amount, will see Maersk further integrate Onomondo’s connectivity solution into its global business. Onomondo, which describes itself as ‘a truly unified agnostic IoT network’, aims to make it easier, cheaper, and safer to connect IoT devices such as trucks,...

By IoT News, 02 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

IoT Security Foundation launch certification scheme ahead of potential laws

The UK-based IoT Security Foundation has partnered with the IAMSE Consortium to develop a certification scheme for products ahead of potential legislation.

A set of 30 checks in total have been created to provide a minimum bar for cybersecurity which is both simple and cost-effective for manufacturers to implement.

The partners have established a national network of bodies authorising to certify the various checks. If an applicant passes the checks, they’ll be issued with a certificate along with the...

By Ryan Daws, 29 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.