The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer some futuristic thing that’s years off from being something IT leaders need to be concerned with. The IoT era has arrived. In fact, Gartner forecasts there will be 20.4 billion connected devices globally by 2020.
An alternative proof point is the fact that when I talk with people about their company’s IoT plans, they don’t look at me like a deer in headlights as they did a few years ago. In fact, often the term “IoT” doesn’t even come up. Businesses are connecting more “things” to create new processes, improve efficiency, or improve customer service.
Source: Build security into your IoT plan or risk attack | Network World
You may think that the worst you’ll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But it’s not just while they’re plugged in that these slapdash gadgets are a security risk — even from the garbage can, they can still compromise your network.
Source: Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash | Tech Crunch
Do you know what’s in your pacemaker’s source code? Your defibrillator? Your insulin pump? No one does — except its maker. And that’s worrying.
Source: Can you trust the personal Internet of Things? | ZDNet
Canada’s plan to build a 5G network, which could be in place around 2020, has come into sharp focus in recent months, following the arrest by Canadian authorities of a high-level executive at China’s Huawei Technologies. Ottawa is now under increasing pressure to block Huawei from developing its 5G technology in Canada, as experts warn it would present a national security risk.
But what are 5G networks exactly? And why the security concerns? Here, we give you a (very) brief explainer on what 5G is, and why it matters:
Source: From Huawei to the Internet of Things: A brief explainer on 5G and the risks to Canadian security | National Post