By Kal Gyimesi on June 7, 2017

Are there acceptable levels of cyber-security protection in connected cars?

Cyber-security protection is becoming an evermore urgent priority for integrating electronics technology into our lives, but the level of protection attained is a moving target.  As one vulnerability is found and closed, others are detected.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a framework that recommends an acceptable level of protection that […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 10, 2017

New IoT security podcast series

This five part podcast series examines the facts that should be considered by individuals and companies when building and deploying IoT devices and solutions. Hosted by Diana Kelley, Global Executive Security Adviser, each week a panel of IBM security experts, including Tim Hahn, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect IoT security; Andras Szakal, VP, CTO for IBM […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 5, 2017

Security of IoT: 5 indisputable facts

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to become more embedded in our everyday lives, adding value to business and augmenting society for human and environmental gain. As we become more dependent on IoT it is important we prioritize cyber security to protect our investments and competitive advantages for businesses and for individuals across the globe. […]

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By Chris O'Connor on February 10, 2017

What blockchain means for you, and the Internet of Things

Why is everyone so interested in blockchain, and what does that interest mean for the Internet of Things? Blockchain is beginning to play a major part in the Internet of Things by enhancing security, enabling inclusion of low-value devices to be increasingly viable and making managing a device easier for decades to come. Blockchain builds […]

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By Karen Lewis on February 9, 2017

Are you IoT secure?

Enhanced security features in Watson IoT Platform In a study of more than 528 IoT developers (conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project), nearly half the respondents cited security as a primary concern, followed by interoperability and performance. [1] Operational security is top of […]

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By Donal Power on February 7, 2017

Will utilities drive IoT security market growth?

A new study has found that utilities will be among the sectors rushing to keep their fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) systems safe, driving projected growth in the IoT security market of 55% between 2016 and 2020. The report by entitled “Global Internet of Things Security Market 2016-2020” found that IoT security will be driven […]

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By Karen Lewis on February 1, 2017

IoT security round-up: January 2017

The latest information about IoT security IoT has the potential to create real business value and transform industries. While the insights gained from IoT data drive revenue streams and forge lasting customer relationships, businesses need to protect and secure their entire IoT environment. SECURITY Announcement: Watson IoT Platform adds advanced security capability & price plan New […]

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By Cathrine Heuch on January 9, 2017

Cameras and IoT: Going from smart to intelligent

Eyes are considered to be the most powerful human sense. The equivalent technological tool is an intelligent video camera that can observe, analyze and act on provided information. This technology is know as Intelligent Video Analytics or Video Content Analysis. Vendors such as Cisco and IBM are key companies in the market. While Internet of […]

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By Chris O'Connor on January 3, 2017

Top five Internet of Things trends for 2017

The past year has been a transformative and exciting year for the Internet of Things. We have seen almost every industry invest in the IoT and leading industries quickly move to implementing IoT solutions that are driving the bottom line. The IoT trends driving enterprise digital transformation Enterprises are driving the Internet of Things transformation. […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 18, 2016

IoT Security vs. IT Security: What’s the difference?

Concerns about IoT security are prevalent, some are unfounded, while others are completely justified. Just do a quick search and you’ll find articles posted hours, days, even minutes ago. This topic weighs heavily on the minds of consumers and enterprises alike. Can someone tap into my home security system? Are my car brakes going to […]

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By Chris O'Connor on November 8, 2016

Security in the era of cognitive IoT

The connectivity of things such as thermostats, medical devices, automobiles and industrial equipment presents an exciting environment for innovation and new business opportunities. As we rely on connected devices to make our lives better and easier, security must be considered from every aspect. There have been examples of security incidents associated with the Internet of […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 24, 2016

IoT devices used in DDoS attacks

On Friday 21 October, unknown hackers used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch three Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks on Dyn. Dyn is a company that provides internet services, among them a Domain Name Service (DNS). A DNS services is like a telephone directory for the internet, it translates the web address […]

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