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People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate. What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Ken Xie  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The cloud has seen immense growth over the last couple of years. But the security risks that arise from such a profound change are not to be taken lightly. [Read More]
by RSS Douglas Jose Pereira dos Santos  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For years now, we’ve been hearing about “smart cities.” Cities with the ability to leverage innovative technology, and automation to optimize resources and improve services for their citizens, with the ultimate goal of making our lives better. These smart cities are no longer a distant dream of the future – they are happening now. Unfortunately, without sufficient cybersecurity, their ultra-connected nature can make these dream cities a nightmare, as the recent hack of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Read this post to find out why your employees might just be today’s biggest threat to healthcare data security. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Quite strangely, there is no easy way to check the battery level of your Fitbit tracker. You can configure your profile to send you notifications when the battery is low, but that's about all. As I was researching Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), I noticed however that Fitbit trackers do offer the standard Battery Service (0x180f) along with the (standard) Battery Level characteristic (0x2a19). [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Dec 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
San Francisco’s muni fare system was recently hacked, and it turns out that intruders installed ransomware on the system, and demanded money to undo the hack. Some might ask why, despite being located amid a hub of the best brains in cyberspace, didn’t San Francisco muni foresee this coming? But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. A better question to ask is, why are smart cities around the world so prone to such smart attacks? And, what risks can they reasonably foresee, and how do they plan for them? Global Growth and... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Dec 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recent DDoS and ransomware attacks have grabbed the attention of healthcare organizations around the globe. Read more to find out how. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 02, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Your 2017 Safe Holiday Shopping Guide: We will soon be in the throes of the holiday gift-buying season. A whole set of must-have connected devices have hit the stores, from smart accessories and appliances, to game consoles and online games, to web-enabled toys. And we will be buying many of them online, especially on cyber Monday. Are you ready? You are scouting online shopping websites, loading apps that automatically scan sites and compare prices to make sure you are getting the best deal, building your shopping lists, and checking your... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 25, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline: first – tools are developed, and infrastructure is built and enabled. And second – the technology is scaled up. In the case of smart cities, we are in the first phase, where many of the kinks and challenges are still being ironed out. Here are some examples of services a smart city might provide: Coordinated energy control of air conditioners at homes during hot summer days to manage and preserve city... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Your 2017 Safe Holiday Shopping Guide: Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will be braving the crowds and heading out to malls, big-box stores, and local merchants looking to take advantage of seasonal discounts. Are you ready? You are building your shopping lists, checking your credit card balances, scanning for can’t miss deals, and planning your shopping itineraries. You may have even installed new apps that can automatically scan and compare prices to make sure you are getting the best deal. But what about... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News