Retail faces continued threat from IoT botnets

A new report from Netskope Threat Labs sheds light on the major cloud threats targeting the retail industry over the past year. The key malware families deployed by attackers were IoT botnets like Mirai, remote access tools, and infostealers aimed at stealing customer payment data and credentials.

Paolo Passeri, Cyber Intelligence Principal at Netskope, said: “It’s surprising that the retail sector still finds itself specifically targeted with botnets like Mirai as attackers...

IFOW: Automation impacts workers’ quality of life

A recent study conducted by the Institute for the Future of Work (IFOW) sheds light on the profound impact of automation technologies on the quality of life of workers.

The study, conducted as part of the Pissarides Review, delved into the effects of exposure to new workplace technologies on the wellbeing of nearly 5,000 UK workers. For the first time, the research utilised the EuroQol EQ-5D-3L, a widely-accepted measure of health-related quality of life and...

IoT security remains a top concern for enterprises in 2024

As the use of IoT devices continues to accelerate, a new report from Asimily highlights the growing cybersecurity risks facing enterprises that fail to properly secure their connected devices. 

The report, titled ‘IoT Device Security in 2024: The High Cost of Doing Nothing,’ analyses emerging attack trends targeting IoT infrastructure and outlines potential consequences for companies neglecting sufficient resilience measures.

With hospitals, manufacturers,...

Nokia boosts IoT capabilities for the industrial edge

Nokia has announced the addition of five new third-party IoT applications for its MX Industrial Edge platform, enhancing industrial IoT capabilities in areas like asset tracking, positioning, indoor navigation, and worker safety. 

The new applications leverage the low latency, resilient connectivity, and embedded intelligence of the MX Industrial Edge to enable more efficient industrial operations. By deploying these applications at the edge of the network near industrial assets...

Glasgow aims to become Europe’s largest IoT hub

A new partnership between the UK Government, Glasgow City Council, and the Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC) aims to transform Glasgow into Europe's largest IoT innovation hub.

The collaboration centres around a £2.5 million investment into a state-of-the-art 250-desk facility named "thebeyond" at SkyPark, Finnieston in Glasgow. The facility will serve as an accelerator for Glasgow's burgeoning IoT industry.

Partners believe Glasgow can become a global leader in...

Huawei forecasts growth in digital energy and smart car solutions

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is targeting growth in 2024 for its newer business areas including digital energy and smart vehicle solutions, according to rotating chairman Hu Houkun. 

In an end-of-year memo, Hu said the company expects to surpass 700 billion yuan ($103 billion) in sales for 2023. While its core ICT infrastructure business "will remain robust," greater momentum is building behind the firm’s digital energy and smart vehicle solutions.

"The...

BlackBerry axes plan to separate IoT business

BlackBerry has scrapped its plan to split into two independent companies, including pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) for its IoT business unit. Instead, the Canadian tech giant has chosen to reorganise itself into two distinct internal divisions: one focusing on its cybersecurity strength, and the second on the IoT.

The decision comes after the completion of Project Imperium, a comprehensive review initiated by BlackBerry to chart a course for sustained growth and...

Globalstar expands IoT asset tracking solutions with GSatSolar

Globalstar has unveiled a new addition to its growing portfolio of industrial IoT asset tracking solutions.

In collaboration with Global Satellite Engineering (GSE), the company has introduced GSatSolar—a compact, rugged, and cost-effective tracking device designed to enhance the efficiency of tracking software tools for Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and customers.

GSatSolar, powered by satellite technology, enables an increased number of trackable assets in near-real...

Haltian’s HITS aims to redefine asset monitoring efficiency

IoT solutions provider Haltian has unveiled a new innovation designed to redefine the way businesses manage and oversee their assets and inventory.

Known as the Haltian Inventory Tracking Solution (HITS), the asset-tracking system aims to improve efficiencies for industries ranging from warehousing and manufacturing to logistics, data centres, and even healthcare.

This revolutionary tracking system introduces a host of innovations designed to deliver real-time,...

Enterprises accelerate IoT deployments to drive digital transformation

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital transformation, IoT deployments have emerged as a pivotal component in the strategies of enterprises.

IoT deployments enable businesses to reap rewards such as enhanced productivity, reduced costs, and the realisation of environmental sustainability objectives.

Omdia’s latest Internet of Things Enterprise Survey underscores the escalating commitment of businesses to IoT solutions, with a marked increase in spending and...