The healthcare business is in an upheaval of sorts. The disorder is driven by the arrival of the Internet itself, the ‘wearable’ Internet of Things (IoT) and the wider freedom and accessibility of information. In some instances we can see individuals using ‘devices’ from fitness & blood pressure monitors to blood analysis kits and onwards to start taking their healthcare into their own hands. But extensive and extended medical self-diagnosis is of course not necessarily a good idea.
This year's Internet of Things Global Summit will be taking place on October 26 & 27 at the iconic National Press Club in Washington D.C, and will once again bring together the leading representatives from the various IoT stakeholder communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not long ago, Dick Bussiere visited a power station. The visit was part of his job as Tenable Network Security's principal architect for the Asia Pacific Region. And what did he find? A machine running Windows 2000 Server connected to the network, in control of things.
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.
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.