Chris Levanes: Internet of Things: the ticking bomb

The spectrum of security risks and conceivable attack vectors affecting loT devices is diverse, with varying degrees of probability and concerns.  Focusing exclusively upon home-use scenarios, it is unlikely that hackers will want to attack and gain access to a smart TV or automation lighting control without purpose.  However, a number of other scenarios are likely to raise real caution.

Robert J. Samuelson: The 'Internet of Things': Are we ready?

WASHINGTON -- Are we ready for the "Internet of Things"? Probably not. The phrase -- coined in 1999 by researcher Kevin Ashton while working for Procter & Gamble -- refers to things (cars, homes, factories, hospitals) whose performance is monitored and guided by digital networks. We already have one wildly successful example: GPS navigation that directs us to unfamiliar destinations. But countless other possibilities have excited futurists and tech companies.

Ariel Bogle: Cyborgs, third ears and body hacking: How the future of technology is inside us

Science fiction is full of stories in which the machines take over and humans are left subservient to their own creations, but according to some artists and experimenters, that need not be our future.

The work of Neil Harbisson, an Irish-born human cyborg, and Stelarc, an Australian performance artist, suggest that if we unite our bodies with technology, we can drastically extend our abilities and perception, and maybe even stay one step ahead of the robots.

Announcing: The University of Isfahan is organizing the International Symposium on Internet of Things to be held on May 16-18, 2016 in Isfahan, Iran.

The University of Isfahan is organizing the International Symposium on Internet of Things to be held on May 16-18, 2016 in Isfahan, Iran. The University of Isfahan, as one of the top ranked universities in the Middle East with its strong research culture will host researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners in the field of IoT, to exchange their latest research results and findings. It is anticipated that the meeting will gather many people from all around the world.

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W. David Stephenson: Share It (Data) and They Will Come

Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical, because they’ve been in the forefront of open data — as I saw first-hand when I was consulting for Vivek Kundra when he opened up vast amounts of real-time data as CTO for the District of Columbia as part of its Apps for Democracy initiative in 2008 that was part of the larger democratizing data movement.

Stephanie Neil: The Center for Trends and Technology to Address Critical Issues

As technology evolves, so must manufacturing processes. But it’s not easy to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape that includes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud computing, and cybersecurity tools. Moreover, there are regulations to adhere to, like the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which has pharmaceutical companies scrambling to meet serialization deadlines. As a result, companies are often playing catch-up with internal operations while trying to maintain a competitive position in the global marketplace.

Aaron Hand: Internet of Things Is Shaping the Sensor Market

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is nothing without sensors to measure pressures, positions, temperatures and other important production parameters. So it’s understandable that as IIoT and consumer IoT applications grow, the sensor market is taking off as well. And continued innovation in sensor technologies is only helping to fuel the expansion of IoT capabilities that much further.

Mazlan Abbas: Internet of Things (IoT) - We Are at the Tip of An Iceberg

You are likely benefitting from The Internet of Things (IoT) today, whether or not you’re familiar with the term. If your phone automatically connects to your car radio, or if you have a smartwatch counting your steps, congratulations! You have adopted one small piece of a very large IoT pie, even if you haven't adopted the name yet.

Chantal Polsonetti: IEEE Pursues Standard Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

Potential migration toward an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) raises numerous questions regarding suitable architectural frameworks or reference architectures for use in these emerging ecosystems. Organizations such as the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), and the European IoT-A (Internet of Things – Architecture) project, among others, look to provide architectural frameworks that define relationships between IoT domains and devices, as well as appropriate security schemes.

Stuart Corner: Australian Government set to tackle Internet of Things

Industry body Communications Alliance has called for Australia to develop a National IoT strategy to drive IoT leadership, awareness and opportunity.

The recommendation comes from a draft report prepared by a Comms Alliance IoT think tank established in March this year. Details of the draft were revealed at a Comms Alliance seminar in Sydney.

Co-author of the report, Geof Heydon, from marketing consultancy Creator Tech, said responsibility for developing a national strategy should sit within the Department of Communications.

Jacob Brogan: If You Think a Wi-Fi Enabled Toaster Is Ridiculous, This Twitter Account Is for You

Describing a world in which every object—refrigerators, thermostats, toilet seats, and more—is connected to the Internet, the concept’s proponents promise that it will make our lives easier. In reality, it creates a pervasive cyber security nightmare: If your refrigerator can go online, your refrigerator can be hacked. Not only is the term itself silly, it also promises a world that hardly seems desirable.

Laura Fagan: How To Sound Smart When You’re Talking About The Internet Of Things

Someone starts talking to you about the Internet of Things (IoT). Do you smile and nod along, with no idea what they are referencing, or do you have something to add? Do you fall somewhere in the middle? No matter where you are on the spectrum, we’ve put together a few talking points you can use to sound not only smart, but also ahead of the curve, next time IoT comes up in a conversation.

First, give a brief history lesson.

Elizabeth Weise: Intel's coming-out party for the Internet of Things

SAN FRANCISCO — There were dancing robot spiders, death-defying feats with BMX bikes and a major shift in emphasis at this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

The annual conference was something of a coming out party for Intel's focus on the Internet of Things, the hip term for an arena it has long been active in, back when it was called embedded computing.

The emphasis was small, ubiquitous connected devices, powered by Intel chips, that the company hopes developers will find ways to put everywhere.


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