The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an unusual period in technology history. Most people assume that the functionality of IoT is similar to the traditional internet, which leads to a similar assumption around IoT security. By understanding the true nature of IoT and rethinking the approach to security, firms can mitigate a variety of threats. A secure foundation can be built through implementation of comprehensive security measures before a single device is activated.
Source: Hack-proofing devices: Security in the age of Internet of Things | The Financial Express
While connected devices are expected to dominate every aspect of our lives in the coming years – and already outnumber humans in terms of a basic headcount – belief in the ecosystem’s security is still lacking, and has a long way to go before businesses and individuals fully invest in its potential
Source: Preparing for an Internet of Things future: In blockchain we trust | Information Age
For several years now, the news has been filled with stories about the death of traditional advertising. Instead of classic ads, modern consumers want experiences. AKQA’s chairman Ajaz Ahmed put it this way: “Our belief is that audiences want to have more engagement and more of an experience, rather than be bombarded with endless messages.”
Source: Looking to the Future Means Implementing an Internet of Things-Based Strategy – Adweek
Global Internet of Things in Healthcare Market valued approximately USD 41 Billion in 2016 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 30 % over the forecast period 2017-2025. The increasing emergency of digital healthcare technology, has showed the requirement for better targeted therapeutics and diagnostics tools. Additionally, it not only offers remote patient monitoring, but also works as a wellness and fitness athletes and a reminder for patients of their medicine dose. The implementation of IoT is successful in monitoring of diabetes & asthma patients, along with high penetration of wellness and fitness devices, has formed a huge demand of IoT in healthcare market.
Source: Global Internet of Things (IoT) In Healthcare Market Growing Rapidly by 2025 Due to Increasing Demand of Artificial Intelligence Technology and Connected Devices | Medgadget
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), we are now seeing farmers use more wireless technologies to increase the quality and efficiency of production to achieve higher yields. IoT has opened the door for engineers to develop smart farming solutions to meet the world’s growing food demands. IoT will compel the industry to rethink processes and require the deployment of new technologies (sensors, wireless networks, applications/platforms) to ingest the massive amount of agricultural data and identify the actionable data that will help farmers meet their goals. The decrease in cost of cellular connectivity and device modules, combined with the emergence of low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) LoRa and Sigfox, has created an explosion of new tools to deploy precision agriculture solutions. Research organization BI Intelligence has predicted that IoT device installations in the smart agriculture world will increase to 75 million by 2020. According to research firm Global Market
Source: Here’s What’s Working with the Internet of Things … and What’s Next | PrecisionAg
A group of researchers have devised a self-learning system for detecting compromised IoT devices that does not require prior knowledge about device types or labeled training data to operate.
“We propose a novel approach that combines automated device-type identification and subsequent device-type-specific anomaly detection by making use of machine learning techniques. Using this approach, we demonstrate that we can effectively and quickly detect compromised IoT devices with little false alarms, which is an important consideration for deployability and usability of any anomaly detection approach,” the researchers noted.
Source: Effective intrusion detection for the Internet of Things | Help Net Security
Security has been the subtitle for all discussions about the internet of things. But a lot of that discussion has been based on some bad assumptions and misinterpretations. IoT can be secured, but just not in a lot of the ways that are being discussed. Here are six of the most common IoT security myths and the reality behind each of them.
Source: Top six myths of IoT security | IoT Agenda
The worldwide spending on Internet of Things (IoT) security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018 — a 28 percent increase from the 2017 spending of $1.2 billion, according to a Gartner forecast on Wednesday.
Global spending on IoT security is expected to reach $3.1 billion in 2021, the report, titled “Forecast: IoT Security, Worldwide, 2018”, said.
Source: Internet of Things: IoT security spending to reach $1.5 billion in 2018 – Gartner : The Economic Times
The Internet of Things sees everyday objects being connected to the internet, allowing them either to be controlled remotely, or to collect and share data and communicate without a human being involved. IoT in the workplace can involve a variety of hardware and technologies such as smart devices, robots, and artificial intelligence to improve efficiency and create new business opportunities.
Optimising the smart office: A marriage of technology and people
Can a smart office make your team more productive too?
Source: IoT in the office: Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things in the workplace | ZDNet
It’s a little like hiring a doorman without ever doing a criminal reference check or getting a certificate of conduct: you might be getting more than you bargain for.
Last week, a conference in London was told that bringing the smallest kind of technology from the internet of things could bring with it a world of hurt.
First, about the internet of things. That’s the term given to everyday devices that are hooked up to the internet to stream information — and there are a lot of things that do just that. Household appliances, electronic monitoring systems, remote-activation thermostats, computer modems and even home-assistance devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Echo technology: it’s a list that keeps growing in the quest to do every single thing without ever having to lift your butt out of your personalized dent in the couch. (I’m troubled enough that, whenever the internet is on the fritz, a technician with the cable company can finger his way with no trouble into the modem inside our house. And I mentioned my personal concerns a few weeks ago about having an open microphone, like Alexa or Ask Siri, turned on full time in someone’s house.)
Source: Russell Wangersky: Convenience vs. security in the internet of things | The Beacon