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Mirai Botnet Shows Just How Vulnerable the IoT Really Is

Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder
Icon Labs

Internet-based attacks are on the rise and, increasingly, these attacks target IoT devices like DVRs, web cams, and appliances.

Cyber-criminals, hacking bots, industrial or international espionage agents, and even terrorist groups are now targeting industrial, military, automotive, medical, utility systems, and ultimately the internet itself, as demonstrated by the recent cyber-attack directed at Dyn (a domain name system host). The attack caused an outage in internet services for numerous large-scale internet-based companies. Continue reading

Providing Safer Roads through IoT

Christina Szoke, Co-Founder
Fathym

Drivers are navigating 4 million miles of roads throughout the country. And, the majority of these drivers aren’t hitting the road for recreation or pleasure. They’re driving for a living; logging countless hours behind the wheel of a fleet vehicle. At times, road conditions change quickly and drivers are faced with difficult and dangerous conditions. Continue reading

When It Comes to IoT Security for Remote Equipment, Think About All the Moving Parts

Donald Schleede, Information Security Officer
Digi International

For the Internet of Things (IoT), security is becoming a non-negotiable requirement. Although some may mistakenly assume IoT data is not being targeted by hackers, remotely connected devices on the front lines of IoT solutions are being exposed to more frequent cyber-attacks because what appears to be mundane operational data represents value to those with malicious intent. Continue reading

Can Service Providers Rise to the IoT Challenge?

James Comfort, Manager of Service Delivery
Excelacom

According to networking vendor Cisco, global IP networks will support up to 10 billion new devices and connections by 2020, increasing from 16.3 billion in 2015 to 26.3 billion by 2020. Connections means connectivity and that means communications service providers (CSPs) should be in the drivers seat when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). So why are so many still struggling to find their place in the IoT ecosystem? Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence in Retail

Sethuraman Janardhanan,Practice Head & Account Leader – Big Data Analytics
Happiest Minds Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the Business world by storm. The sheer market size of AI software and systems has already become big enough to be taken seriously. In 2015, the global artificial intelligence market was worth US$126.2 Billion and is projected to reach a value of US$3,061.35 Billion by the end of 2024. The market is estimated to spurt to an exponential 36.10 percent CAGR between 2016 and 2024. Continue reading

How IoT Helps Create Smart Cities

Christina Szoke, Co-Founder
Fathym

Cities and the number of people living within their borders are expanding rapidly. In fact, the number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million each year. This vast growth is spurring new ideas, innovation and discussion about smart cities, which is fueled by increased connectivity and increasingly inexpensive connected sensors, or the Internet of Things (IoT). Continue reading

What is the Real Value of IoT?

Cees Links, GM of Qorvo Low Power Wireless

Is the Internet of Things just another new technology fad? If you ask tech industry professionals, consumers, media, analysts and even the vendors who make and market IoT solutions, products and services, you will discover that there is a lot of confusion about what the Internet of Things is. Continue reading