Spike in use of cloud-based security to protect corporate data

A new survey of UK security practitioners by Exabeam shows a marked increase in the adoption of cloud-based security tools compared to an earlier study carried out in March prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. The latest data shows 88% of recent respondents said the accelerated move to the cloud was driven by the need to

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BICS and Avnet Silica combine huge cellular connectivity with hardware expertise

BICS, an international communications enabler, has joined forces with technology solutions provider, Avnet Silica, to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), devices and applications.

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Exploring IoT’s top five challenges through the 5 Cs – Part 2

2. Continuity Continuity is about ensuring and extending the battery life of the device. Battery life is one of the most important considerations for IoT devices. Long battery life is a huge competitive advantage in consumer IoT devices. For industrial IoT devices, a battery life of five or ten years is the common expectation. For

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Education, eldercare and COVID prevention to benefit from open platform robot

Lantronix Inc., a global provider of intelligent edge and secure data management solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has teamed with Misty Robotics, to create Misty II.

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Exploring IoT’s top five challenges through the 5 Cs – Part 1

IoT deployment is happening rapidly. According to IoT Analytics, the number of connected devices in 2019 is expected to surpass initial forecasts by 14% to reach 9.5 billion. The three main drivers are explosive growth of consumer devices, much stronger than expected cellular IoT/M2M connections, and strong device connectivity growth in China due to government

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Broadband Forum unveils self-certification program to boost connected homes

Broadband Forum has launched its User Services Platform (USP) Agent Certification Program. It aims to provide assurance and confidence for service providers and consumer electronics companies looking to generate new revenues from Internet of Things (IoT) services, cloud-based business models, and Wi-Fi and security management.

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ThinkIoT solutions aim to simplify preparation for workers’ return

Lenovo has launched new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions called ThinkIoT Back to Work, for businesses returning to work after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Connecterra wins record funding as COVID shows food supply weakness

Breed Reply, a European investor in early-stage Internet of Things (IoT) businesses, has increased its investment in Dutch agritech company, Connecterra. As part of its Series B funding round, Connecterra has secured €7.8 million from existing investors, Breed Reply and Sistema, alongside new investors including AgTech specialists ADM Capital, French food safety enterprise Kersia Group

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CoreKinect and Benchmark partner to provide scalable, secure, purpose-built IoT hardware

Benchmark Electronics, Inc, a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, and CoreKinect, a specialist in scalable hardware design, have partnered to enable customers across the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape to design, engineer, and manufacture products in the USA.

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Digital transformation and UN sustainability goals linked in new whitepaper by IIC and IoT Alliance Australia

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), have jointly published the How Digital Transformation and IoT Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals White Paper.

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Cloud-native networking firm NetFoundry works with dtac on NaaS

NetFoundry, a specialist in providing zero trust, cloud native networking is partnerng with South Asian telecom operators, dtac. Together the companies are introducing a new network service to the industry called SmartConnect.

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Barriers to enterprise IoT ownership ‘removed‘ with new device support

Major barriers to ’Internet of Things‘ (IoT) ownership and efficient device management have now been removed thanks to the latest release of the enterprise-grade IoT management solution, SOTI Connect v1.2.The enhanced solution addresses prevalent industry challenges around managing industrial and mobile printers and limited access sensors, through a single point of control.

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Three questions network operators should ask about IoT security

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic put the reliability and security of communications networks under the spotlight as millions of people reverted to work, care, and learn from home, says Steve Buck, SVP product and operations, security business unit at Mobileum. Many have commented that out of necessity, the digital transformation of many industries

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A data heist: Less of a concern if it is on device

The issue In 2019, a Symantec security report found that around three quarters of all hacks were attempted on point-of-access devices such as routers. A mostly unsurprising fact given the scope of the access a hacker could obtain if he or she was able to compromise it, says Daniel Albertini, CTO, Anyline.

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All mobile operators vulnerable to denial of service and fraud through GTP protocol

Based on the findings gathered by Positive Technologies’ experts testing on mobile networks, a new report highlights the cyber security risks to networks that originate with the GTP protocol – which is used to transmit user data and control traffic on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. Non-standalone 5G networks are also vulnerable.

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Cybersecurity index shows the most exposed countries: Afghanistan tops the list

The new Cybersecurity Exposure Index (CEI) by password security resource PasswordManagers.co, reveals which countries are the most and least exposed to cybercrime.

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