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BlackBerry brings secure smartphone tech to IoT devices

Former phonemaker to license secure technology to manufacturers to improve safety and security of IoT devices BlackBerry is jumping into the IoT space to boost the security of connected devices, it announced at CES Monday. Despite their burgeoning popularity approximately 80 percent of consumers in the U.S, U.K and Canada do not trust their internet-connected devices… Read More


IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More


IoT Cybersecurity: Where we are and what needs to change

Threats are now emerging beyond home and medical devices towards IoT control systems connected to national infrastructures. It is no exaggeration to say that IoT vulnerabilities are a threat to our national and personal security – dangers brought into sharp relief by the growing weaponisation of cybersecurity on the world stage Cybersecurity agenda Over the… Read More


What 5G will bring to the IoT device, network and application

As global organisations increasingly adopt IoT solutions, Peter Van Den Houten at Kore discusses the major innovations set to transform connectivity and networking infrastructure It is perhaps an obvious statement to make, but the truth of the matter is that a lot of the fixed and wireless network infrastructure that serves IoT deployments today is somewhat legacy… Read More


Researchers discover security flaws in leading IoT operating system

Researchers from IT security firm Zimperium have discovered vulnerabilities within leading IoT operating system FreeRTOS that could allow attackers to crash IoT devices used in smart homes and life-critical applications. FreeRTOS is a leading open source OS in the IoT and embedded systems market. In November 2017, stewardship of the FreeRTOS kernel (and its components) was… Read More


UK tech companies sign up to IoT code of practice

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published a new voluntary Code of Practice to boost the security of IoT devices. The measures form the world’s first national directive aimed at boosting the security of internet connected devices, such as home alarm systems, fridges, and toys…. Read More


Verizon leads 5G race with US network launch

Just as network providers around the globe prepare for 5G network trials, Verizon has gone ahead and launched its commercial 5G network in the US. Verizon 5G is the world’s first commercial 5G network, heralding in a new era of superfast mobile connectivity. The network has launched in portions of Sacramento, as well as Houston, Indianapolis,… Read More


Iridium and AWS partnership beams IoT connectivity to 80% of the globe

Satellite network provider Iridium has announced a collaboration with AWS on a ‘satellite cloud-based solution’ that will offer global coverage for AWS IoT applications. Iridium’s ‘CloudConnect’ will launch in 2019. With everyone getting fired up over 5G, it can be easy to forget that large parts of the globe lack the cellular infrastructure required to… Read More


Exploring the implications of a growing IoT landscape

The IoT landscape is seeing an explosion of connected devices. According to IDC, by 2025, more than a quarter of data created in the global datasphere will be real-time in nature and real-time IoT data will make up more than 95% of this. This fact just adds to the challenge and the urgency businesses already… Read More


CLS to launch IoT nanosatellites

French IoT and space company Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) has revealed its expansion plans with the creation of Kineis, a subsidiary program to boost its strategy to launch 20 nanosatellites. Through the use of the nanosatellites, CLS hopes to increase the use of IoT connected devices around the world, which it believes will ‘transform the… Read More


Infineon signs MoU with Alibaba to promote IoT

Infineon, the Munich-based semiconductor and microelectronics company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alibaba Cloud Computing to promote Chinese IoT. The MoU focuses on increasing uses and speeding adoption of IoT for smart life and smart industry applications in China. Infineon will collaborate with Alibaba Cloud to expand and promote AliOS Things, the… Read More


Telit launches deviceWISE for IBM IoT

Telit has announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM Watson IoT platform. Together, Telit and IBM intend to use these products to promote global industrial IoT deployments. Using the deviceWISE IoT solution in combination with the IBM Watson IoT platform is intended to enable immediate on-boarding of IoT devices for… Read More



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