Last Monday, a bipartisan group of Congressional members introduced in the Senate and House The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019. Sponsored by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Steve Daines (R-MT) and Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Will Hurd (R-TX), the bill is a revised version of an earlier bill of the same name introduced in 2017 with different co-sponsors.
“Further significant technical issues have been identified in Huawei’s engineering processes, leading to new risks in the UK telecommunications networks,” said the annual report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board. The board oversees the unit that evaluates the security of the Chinese company’s products used in UK telecoms network.
The report warned: “Overall, the Oversight Board can only provide limited assurance that all risks to UK national security from Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s critical networks can be sufficiently mitigated long-term.” However, it said it did not believe that the flaws it had found were due to Chinese state interference.
Children playing in a middle school gym in Indonesia; a man getting ready for bed in a Moscow apartment; an Australian family coming and going from their garage; and a woman feeding her cat in Japan.
All of these were live on the internet on Friday to anyone who knew the right address, through cameras with little or no security, whose owners probably don’t realize they’re broadcasting every second online.The rise of the “internet of things” (IOT) — a vague term covering anything which connects to the internet that you usually wouldn’t expect to — has flooded households and businesses across the world with poorly secured devices easily accessible online, from webcams and printers to “smart” fridges and speakers.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Canonical unleashed Ubuntu Core 18 on the public today following a beta of the locked-down Linux in December.
Ubuntu Core is Canonical’s pitch at the IoT and embedded market and brings the company’s Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, released back in April 2018, to devices that prefer stability to life on the bleeding edge.
Enthusiasts may wince, however, as many packages have been removed from the core operating system in order to minimise the attack surface. The less-is-more principle also applies to updates – Canonical reckons that by stripping away the chaff, the size and frequency of patches should be reduced as well.
Internet of Things has established itself as the technology that is out to connect the world across industries across the globe.
No matter what Tech Trend Report you take up for 2019 and beyond, IoT mobile app will be present everywhere in every popular technology trend list promising a world that is connected with each other. And would be prepared to present opportunities that are aimed at bringing the control of every machine and device that a user works with on their smartphone.
The demand that the IoT mobile app industry is witnessing has presented a positive sentiment driven outlook for the technology, which in turn have given birth to the statistics presented below, showcasing the technology’s rise –