Tag: IoT

What do connected toothbrushes and insurance companies have in common?

What do connected toothbrushes and insurance companies have in common?

Written by on January 17, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twice a day, Scott Ozawa’s Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts. The scheme, devised by Beam Technologies Inc, is just one of the […]

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Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The potential for IoT to have a positive economic, societal, and environmental impact worldwide is substantial, but its development also raises new questions to be addressed by regulators and policy makers. The need to protect consumers, and to help them understand how their data is being used, must be balanced against the need to ensure […]

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Android Things needs to avoid the road to hell

Android Things needs to avoid the road to hell

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Google has updated its OS for Internet of Things (IoT) with the release of a developer preview, but I fear that if the OS is released to open source, the same chaos and insecurity that hampers Android will prevent this from becoming successful. Releasing software to open […]

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How to create the ‘smart’ city of the future

How to create the ‘smart’ city of the future

Written by on December 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Across the globe, today’s cities are facing dramatic social, economic and environmental transformation. The number of urban residents continues to grow by nearly 60 million every year, putting increasing strain on already heavily pressurised resources and infrastructure. We are turning to technology to help solve some of these issues and help us run more efficient cities that […]

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Guess what? For IoT to succeed it must focus on the customer

Guess what? For IoT to succeed it must focus on the customer

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The IoT sector needs to change gears and focus on user problems and multi-level collaboration if it’s going to reach its full potential. Oh, and low-power WANs will be a loss maker if your business model is based mainly on connectivity revenues. In a presentation at the TM Forum Live! Asia conference in Singapore, Charles […]

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FCC postpones IoT security rules, awaiting new administration

FCC postpones IoT security rules, awaiting new administration

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The FCC has backed down from planned rules on IoT security. The FCC “had to postpone some of the next steps in this combined approach in light of the impending change in administrations.” IoT security plans have been shelved for now. The plan, which lays out the FCC’s “risk reduction program” for IoT, says the […]

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We have to ignore technology to get value out of the IoT (and, um, technology)

We have to ignore technology to get value out of the IoT (and, um, technology)

Written by on November 18, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

“Calling something the IoT, the ‘Internet of Things,’ simply means you haven’t found the value in it”. So said Mark Gregory, senior economist with EY, at the recent Great Telco Debate. Others, including Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs, echoed the sentiment. Indeed, as Weldon says of the state of the telecoms industry, “we are […]

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Smart devices are an attack vector and need to be much more secure

Smart devices are an attack vector and need to be much more secure

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things. The problem for the device makers, though, is that few are well equipped to tackle the unfamiliar task of foiling hackers. For a sense […]

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At last security for the IIoT is high on the agenda – for most

At last security for the IIoT is high on the agenda – for most

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mounting cyber security threats against the reality unprotected Industrial Internet (IIoT) are being tackled from several directions. In late September the IIC published the Industrial Internet Security Framework for Securing Industrial IoT. With the goal of enabling and accelerating the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has placed security high on […]

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OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai reveals mirage of IoT security – are we all doomed? It’s a new world record; web hosting firm OVH has been hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack reaching speeds of 1.5 Tbps, following an attack on the website belonging to security journalist Brian Krebs. This latest attack smashes the previous record […]

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