September 2016



Feature Article



Intrusion Detection for the IIoT: How Do We Detect Threats on the Factory Floor

Alan Grau, President
Icon Labs


The Industrial IoT (IIoT) provides manufacturers in all industries with greater connectivity that in turn, generates valuable information and intelligence regarding operations. By leveraging this intelligence, they are able to attain significant efficiencies and manufacturing improvements.


However, this expanded network also opens up these newly connected devices to significant threats of cyber-attack. As industrial facilities become more connected, hackers are getting more sophisticated, resulting in greater vulnerabilities and increased risk of devastating cyber-attacks. Intrusion detection, the ability to detect when hackers begin probing devices, is a critical first step to building a secure IIoT.


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  Sponsored Announcement

The 2017 Internet of Things North America conference has been announced. Join the brightest minds clearing a path towards the future of the Internet of Things on March 29-30, 2017 in the city of Chicago.


It will consist of two full days of educational sessions along with an exhibition showcasing solutions in:

  • Machine and Device Connectivity
  • IoT Standards and Standardization
  • Big Data: Data Acquisition, Integration & Analytics
  • Apps/DevOps
  • IoT Security
  • The IoT Ecosystem
  • IoT Architecture
  • Connected Cities
  • Building a Business Model for IoT
  • Open Source IoT
  • Wearables and IoT Devices
  • Enterprise-Wide Connectivity
  • Industrial IoT / Industry 4.0
  • Embedded Systems
  • Networking: Wireless, Wired, Fiber & Telemetry Networks
  • Cloud-based monitoring and control of equipment, assets, facilities & operations
  • Smart Service Management / IoT as a Service

New for 2017- Connected Cities USA: This event will cover strategies and technologies to bring smart cities to fruition. Co-located with IoT North America, this conference will feature a technical session track, exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities to learn, collaborate and educate yourself about connected cities in the US.

  Industry News

Connected Car Infotainment & Telematics Services to Account for 98% of M2M Data Traffic by 2021

A new study from Juniper Research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple Car Play and Android Auto will generate large amounts of new cellular M2M data traffic. Over the next five years, this will account for up to 98 percent of all M2M data traffic. - Read More


ZigBee Alliance Adds 5th Authorized Test Lab to Accommodate Growth of IoT Product Certifications

The ZigBee Alliance has announced UL is the newest independent authorized test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California and Basingstoke, UK. - Read More


Manufacturers Rely on Big Data Analytics to Navigate Tough Business Conditions

A recent survey of manufacturing executives indicates many respondents (67 percent) are pressing ahead with plans to invest in data analytics even as they pare back spending in other areas to combat tough business conditions. - Read More


FreeWave Technologies and Techneaux Announce new Intelligent Sensor Network Solution

FreeWave Technologies has partnered with Techneaux Technology Services to deliver a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) application with its Zumlink wireless IoT communication solutions. - Read More

  New Products

PodsystemM2M Launches Mobile App for F2M SIM Management Platform

PodsystemM2M has launched a mobile app for its FreedoM-2-Manage SIM monitoring platform, enabling its customers to manage their SIM base on the move from a mobile device and be alerted when pre-defined limits are hit so they can respond immediately. - Read More


Qorvo Smart Home Gateway Platform Earns Industry’s First ZigBee 3.0 Certification

Qorvo has announced that its Low Power Wireless business unit (formerly GreenPeak Technologies) is the first in the industry to receive the ZigBee 3.0 certification for its smart home gateway platform. A certified ZigBee 3.0-ready platform enables software developers to quickly integrate the standard into their smart home applications. - Read More


Skyworks Introduces Front-end Module for Smart Energy and IoT Applications

Skyworks has introduced a highly integrated 470 to 510 MHz front-end module (FEM) that is ideal for smart energy, smart metering (electric, gas, water, heat), security, RFID, industrial and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. - Read More


Silicon Controls and Thinxtra to Connect 1 Million Monitoring Devices For Oil & Gas Industry to SIGFOX IoT Network

Silicon Controls, SIGFOX, and Thinxtra, the exclusive SIGFOX network operator (SNO) for Australia & New Zealand,formed a strategic partnership agreement. As part of the agreement, Silicon Controls and Thinxtra will work together to connect Silicon Controls next-generation remote monitoring equipment to over 1 million tanks and cylinders via the long-range, low-power SIGFOX network. - Read More



Event Listings


Sensors Midwest | September 27-28, 2016| Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, IL |

Sensors Midwest will feature education, networking, and a packed Expo Floor with an anticipated 65+ exhibitors showcasing their latest sensing technology and products. The Education Program will feature different tracks that will explore cutting-edge trends & applications, case studies, and demos from the industry’s leaders and experts. With Education Theaters directly on the Expo Floor, networking opportunities & parties, and direct access to both SMTAI and Sensors Midwest events, attendees are guaranteed to explore new technologies and find solutions to their current sensing challenges.

Join us this September 27-28 in Rosemont, Illinois as we celebrate our return to the Midwest!
Visit to register today! Register soon - Expo Passes are FREE for a limited time! Use code WEBCOM for a free pass to attend during Advance and Onsite Rates.



Internet of Things World 2016 is the most comprehensive IoT event with over 150+ industry thought leaders and 100+ exhibitors. The event comes to Dublin for the first time in 2016 with an expanded conference agenda covering both industrial and consumer IoT, including Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Heatlhcare plus a free to attend exhibition, startup program, evening social and networking events.
Find out more about the event here

15% discount to attend the conference – quote code WBC15 upon registration

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