It’s hard to find things sometimes. Ask anyone who’s lost their keys.
Now imagine trying to locate thousands of sets of keys that are wildly roaming around. This dada-esque scenario is precisely what Internet of Things (IoT) networks will soon have to deal with—keeping track of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of devices as they move about.
Typically, the solution has been to have devices report back to some sort of hub in a centralized network. And that works well if the devices aren’t particularly mobile—stationary sensors tracking weather changes, for example—or if there aren’t very many of them. But the advent of 5G means there may soon be too many devices for a centralized hub to reliably track.
Source: The Internet of Things Will Need Better Ways to Locate Stuff | IEEE Spectrum
Much has been made of the security risks inherent to the “Internet of Things,” or IoT, the vast (and growing) universe of connected products ranging from fitness trackers and smart TVs to self-driving vehicles and virtual assistants. Last week, news broke that an Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation and sent the audio to someone in their contacts list. Other headlines have told of hackers illegally accessing data from “smart” teddy bears, baby monitors, cardiac implants and other devices; last month, the governments of the United States and Britain issued an ominous joint warning that Russian hackers could use the IoT to siphon data from individuals and organizations alike.
Source: The internet of things is built to leak | TheHill
Today, IoT is no longer anything extraordinary. We are nearly surrounded by smart devices in our homes, offices, hospitals, places we go out with friends.
However, IoT technology is still something new and unfamiliar to most of us. Being an average user, what do you think when asked what IoT is?
You may be fairly certain that IoT is (a) a mix of devices and technologies (b) being put together and (c) communicating with one another via data created and flown through the system.
And you’re getting close to the truth, but how many devices create the data?
How is the data transferred through the system?
How is the processed information sent back?
How will a user receive the information: in real time or in parts?
What is the relevance of analytics in this context?
To answer the questions, we need to dig deeper into the Internet of Things development.
Source: Internet of Things: Where Does the Data Go? | IoT Evolution World
- By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services.
- McKinsey predicts the IoT market will be worth $581B for ICT-based spend alone by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 7 and 15%.
- Harley Davidson reduced its build-to-order cycle by a factor of 36 and grew overall profitability by 3% to 4% by shifting production to a fully IoT-enabled plant according to Capgemini.
Source: 10 Charts That Will Challenge Your Perspective Of IoT’s Growth | Forbes
IoT is an acronym for the Internet of Things. It is the technology by which one device is connected to the other device on the internet. In other words, Internet of Things can be defined as the network where physical devices such as vehicles, appliances, sensors etc are connected to one another and share data.
There is a great scope in this field of technology. There are various fields in which IOT can be implemented. Some of these include health sector, smart home, smart city, industrial automation, and many more. Hence, a lot of IoT applications can be developed.
Source: How Much Does it Cost to Develop an IoT Application? | CustomerThink
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is growing rapidly as more consumers and businesses recognise the benefits offered by smart devices. The range of IoT hardware available is huge, including everything from smart doorbells and connected kettles to children’s toys. What’s more, this is not only limited to smart home tech for consumers. IoT sensors are being increasingly used by businesses of all sizes across numerous industries including healthcare and manufacturing. However, despite its life-enhancing and cost-saving benefits, the IoT is a security minefield. So, is it even possible to secure the IoT?
Source: Is the Internet of Things impossible to secure? | ITProPortal
The Internet is not something new. And today, it can be used as the main link between two devices through the Internet of Things, including how it can be successfully applied in education.
Source: How Internet of Things Could Change Education | IoT Evolution World
Beware the latest security threat: Shadow IoT.
So says Silicon Valley security firm 802 Secure in a new report about what it describes as a threat to “infiltrate” corporate networks through Internet of Things-enabled devices and their wireless connections.
“While most organizations prepare for IOT enablement, our threat intelligence shows that most companies are still vulnerable to 10 year old wireless vulnerabilities,” said Mike Raggo, Chief Security and Threat Research Officer at 802 Secure.
Source: Beware the Shadow IoT: Security threats through Internet of Things | WRAL TechWire
Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries in a campaign that Ukraine said was preparation for a future Russian cyber attack.
The US Department of Homeland Security said it was investigating the malware, which targets devices from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link and QNAP, advising users to install security updates.
Ukraine’s SBU state security service said the activity showed Russia was readying a large-scale cyber attack ahead of the Champions League soccer final, due to be held in Kiev on Saturday.
“Security Service experts believe the infection of hardware on the territory of Ukraine is preparation for another act of cyber-aggression by the Russian Federation aimed at destabilising the situation during the Champions League final,” it said in a statement.
Source: Hackers infect 500,000 routers and storage devices – Security | iTnews
Sensing is a major component of the IoT and an essential part of most Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. By adding wireless connectivity and a microcontroller or other processor to a sensor node, one can create a smart sensor. These sensors can be widely distributed without need for a sensor hub. However, they then become extremely vulnerable targets for attackers. Without security, they can become a weak link in the system. Fortunately, the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) techniques that have been developed for other computing, network, wireless, and IoT applications are applicable to these sensor nodes as well. This topic will be explored at a TCG workshop at Sensors Expo in June.
Source: Secure your Industrial IoT sensors, or else! | Embedded Computing Design