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Source: The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) With connected devices becoming more integrated into our daily lives--the Internet of Things (IoT) will add an estimated (cue the Dr. Evil close-up from the film Austin Powers) two trillion dollars to the economy by the end of the decade--companies are investing in hardware, software and management services aimed at binding together our physical and digital worlds. But along the way IoT also creates vulnerabiliti ...
  TASS is the TechBubble Assisted Security System, a project that I have been developing for the Internet of Things built on an Intel Galileo using various sensors and different programming languages. The system is a home/office security system that uses proximity, sound and light sensors combined with CCTV and a voice assisted control panel to monitor locations and zones.   TASS sends the proximity, sound and light data to a web based API. Once the API has authenticated the request, ...
Vista Equity is selling Websense to Raytheon for $1.9 billion, and entering a JV for a 19.7% stake (via Raytheon & Websense) It seems that cybersecurity will continue to be the new market trending as cyperattacks are up 50% in 2014, compared to 2013. As we hurdle towards the middle of 2015, companies are growing increasingly concerned about keeping their enterprise safe and not becoming another cybersecurity statistic in 2015. A recent post this week detailed the huge success that IT se ...
Michael Daniel speaks out on the security threats that the IoT market presents (via getty images) Recent security scares and hacking has led to a government initiative to create new laws surrounding cypersecurity. Leading this government initiative is Michael Daniel, the special assistant to the President and cybersecurity coordinator. In a series of recent webinars and talks, including the RSA Conference, Daniel has introduced a series of ideas which are up for consideration. In the most r ...
As the world’s largest online community of engineers and technology enthusiasts, we want to know what consumers think about technology and innovation - both as it is today and how it could be in the future. That’s why we set out to uncover the opinions of 3,500 people from around the world in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific in our ground-breaking new study: Engineering a Connected World. We surveyed consumers on a wide range of technologies and innovations across industri ...
Kaspersky's site offers free tool to fight against ransomware (via Kaspersky) It's important to keep your computer protected against viruses and spyware, but with so many advances in technology cybercriminals keep creating bigger and badder threats that can ignore even the strongest virus/malware software. One of the more serious threats involves ransomware, a type of malicious software used to get money out of computer users - cyber extortion. Ransomware is usually installed by finding a v ...
In honor of Earth Day 2015, let's take a look back on some of the ways element14 Community has been engineering a [green] connected world!         In the Air Design Challenge   This recently concluded Design Challenge asked members to help build a cleaner, less-polluted world by using amazing products from Texas Instruments, Wurth Electronics,  Cisco Systems and more. Check out the winning submissions, projects and more!       Energy Harvesti ...
Tons of innovative ideas but how many are successful? IoT is calling for better business minds behind the inventor. (via Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock)   The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow even more rapidly as existing firms have demonstrated their intention to make everything Internet-enabled. CES 2015, firms were demonstrating all types of products from cars to home goods that could access the Internet to search and sync. The number of internet enabled devices soon to e ...
The initial screen of the app game Touchtone for iOS (via Mike Boxleiter) In the midst of an Angry Bird obsessed society, I have opted to keep games off of my iPhone with the fear that I may become like the preteen zombies that line coffee shops and shopping malls. It seems like every month there is a new game shocking the nation or inciting Flappy Bird rage. This game is the latest game on iTunes that is both entertaining and provocative. TouchTone was co-created by Mike Boxleiter. To summa ...
(via NeuroSky) The days of scientists only understanding a fraction of the activity of the brain are over. In recent studies, the enhancement of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has given scientists the ability to not only see our brainwaves, but to pinpoint what they mean and how they correlate to specific objects. In essence, new technology is allowing scientists to see what you’re thinking at all times, from images to debit card pins, and the implications are spooky. & ...
Could our tech laden cars be the next targets for nefarious hackers? (via I am the Cavalry) The latest cars are full of technological features, such as park assistance, GPS, and collision detection. It's only a matter of time before the vehicles begin driving themselves - and we let them. While these features are cutting edge, consumers don't seem to think about the possibility of hackers attacking the system and causing harm to drivers. It can happen as researchers Charlie Miller and Chris ...
(via IBM) With the plethora of companies on the market today grappling over market demand for mobile devices and seamless interconnectivity, it’s no surprise IBM wants a piece of the pie. What is surprising, however, is that IBM decided to drop $3 billion dollars on the development of its Internet of Things platforms. IBM isn’t the only shop in town, however, and will have to compete with some of the biggest names in the industry, like Google and Apple, for top spot.   IB ...
  At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, said that the IoT would lead to greater efficiency, better decision making and contribute over 19 trillion dollars to the global economy.At element14, we were already ahead of the curve.  Our first webinar referencing the Internet of Things occurred in 2012. In late 2013, we launched the "Smarter Life" design competition, whose main emphasis was to advance the development of smarter, networked appliances. ...

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