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Internet of Things

5 Posts authored by: GardenState
Back in April I wrote about how a lack of IoT security could create public safety risks (see Hacking Infrastructure: How a Lack of IoT Security Could Endanger Public Safety). It now appears that 16-35 year olds (the age demographic dubbed as ‘Millennials’) in the U.S and UK have little faith that there are sufficient safeguards in place to protect their personal data.    Intercede, a software company specializing in identity and credential management, recently released th ...
(Illustration Source: Linear Technology) To describe the vast number of stars in the observable universe, during his television series Cosmos the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan emphasized that there were “billions and billions,” placing exaggerated embellishment on both“ b’s”. Were he alive today Dr. Sagan could easily apply his catch phrase to describe the number of connected devices in the “Internet of Things” (IoT).The total installed base of ...
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 ...
Image source: IBM The "Internet of Things" (IoT) has taken off and will accelerate exponentially in the coming years.  With everything from refrigerators to smoke detectors to sprinkler systems becoming network/Internet accessible, Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use this year, up 30 percent from 2014, and the figure will reach 25 billion by 2020.   But while IoT promises many benefits to end-users the biggest challenge of the young movement i ...
  After 18 years in the healthcare industry In March of last year Satish Movva founded CarePredict. The company’s first product, Tempo, is wrist-worn sensor designed to track daily life patterns in the elderly to help determine small changes in their activities that could hint at bigger issues. Tempo detects motion – walking, running, sitting, standing, or lying down – and location; and the software figures out the associated activities. It transmits data and charges wire ...

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