Ericsson‘s (NASDAQ:ERIC) Board of Directors today announced that Hans Vestberg steps down as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson with immediate effect.
A select group of Communications Services Providers (CSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) are positioning themselves to more aggressively target the global IoT opportunity rather than limit themselves to their ‘home’ markets. While they are adopting different approaches, the trend is clear: facilities-based footprint should be no barrier to ambitions.
The internet of things (IoT) is making cyber security significantly more important. In fact, the IoT is currently the key driver of change in the IT security industry.
No-one seems to know about wearables. One minute we hear that the first wave of wearables is wearing thin, the next that they are the next big thing. Maybe the truth is that we are now beyond Wearables 1.0 and into the next phase.
Over the years, many have pointed to valuable commodities as potential “safe havens” in times of economic struggle. Traditionally, gold is the dominant commodity in conversations about this topic,
Gartner predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Similarly, Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date.
The notion of a huge botnet targeting your business with a DDoS attack can send shivers down the backs of the most experienced security professionals. Botnets can harness vast size and power, as well as demonstrating a huge amount of sophistication.
Testing an Internet or cloud is necessary because the system is too complex for anyone to analyse and predict every possible form of vulnerability or failure.
Criminal attacks come in two main flavours: theft and blackmail. The criminal can either steal money or data from a system, or can threaten to damage it unless paid a ransom. If the driver is terrorism or sabotage, instead of criminal gain, they can simply inflict that damage without any warning.
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