Gang set up foundation to blame when IoT goes titsup
A new non-profit foundation dedicated to improving security in the "internet of things" launched on Wednesday.
More than 30 companies including Intel, Vodafone, Siemens, and BT are the founding members of the foundation, whose mission is to "make the Internet of Things secure, to aid its adoption, and maximize its benefits."
The IoTSF will focus on best practices and knowledge sharing. It will host a conference in London in December on IoT security.
Streaking across the Taiwanese hinterland on its superfast bullet-train service, presented with an apparently endless vista of light industrial units, crowded freeways and shabby apartment blocks, something becomes immediately obvious to the first-time visitor: Taiwan is taking capitalism to the extreme.
Internet of Things World spoke to Gary Barnett, Chief Analyst – Software at industry analyst Ovum, to make sense of all the hype around IoT and identify some of the ways in which it really could transform the world, including health, industry and agriculture.
The Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) closed its doors today on a high note after three days of strong industry engagement and top level conferences. Organized by Fira de Barcelona the IOTSWC gathered 88 companies and 120 speakers and became an international reference event in the industrial internet stage after its first edition.
Industry research firm Gartner recently reported that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to impact businesses with its exponential adoption rate reaching 26 billion devices by 2020. Gartner said “that IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. It will result in $1.9 trillion in global economic value-add through sales into diverse end markets.” Businesses can’t afford to miss this opportunity for tremendous growth.
Fresh out of topping Gartner’s most hyped technologies list for the second year in a row, the Internet of Things (IoT) has kept its buzz going over the last couple of weeks with a series of announcements and new market analysis reports. First, here’s a sample of recent announcements:
The 1960s were about peace, love, and drugs. I believe the next decade will be about virtual reality, implants, and transhumanism.
Even though I was born after the 1960s, I've always been fascinated with that era. Some people credit Ken Kesey’s cross country bus trip as helping to spawn a generation of hippies. My Immortality Bus trip — a cross-country bus journey to spread the word about my Transhumanist Party campaign for the 2016 U.S. presidency, along with the need for a pro-science and longevity culture — aims to stir up the national consciousness as well.
Security is a major concern with those who are watching the development of the Internet of Things. You can read plenty about how security problems are going to be the death of the connected world. After all, no one wants to drive a connected car, only to have a hacker take control.
Yes, security is a concern, but I think there is another factor that could greatly hinder the growth of the Internet of Things, and that is the lack of standardization and ability to communicate across platforms.
You are cordially invited to consider presenting your work at or simply attending the upcoming 4th IEEE/TRB International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE 2015) in Shenzhen, China (http://www.iccve.org). As one of the four “tier-1” cities of China, Shenzhen is the largest electronics industry base in China and probably also in the world, and is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. Previous ICCVE conferences were held in Beijing (December 2012), Las Vegas (December 2013) and Vienna (November 2014).
Much has been written around a number of related themes such as the Internet of Things, Smart Industry/Industry 4.0, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Health Care, Smart Homes, Smart Transport, Big Data, Cloud and Anything as a Service. But there is more than technology that meets the eye.
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The Internet of things is set to worm its way into many areas of our lives, but as our cars and domestic appliances become connected how can we be certain that they’re secure? We’ve already seen issues with cars being hacked and do you really want to be installing security software on your fridge?
What is the future of machines? Does this question intrigues as much as it intrigues me? Well, it is all about observation and not just the prediction, if we closely observe how technology is progressing and how innovations and technological advancements are made in varied sectors, it becomes more obvious as to which way we are heading onto. Internet of things has lately started to pickup at faster pace, we are progressing from era of smart mobile phones to smart solar lamps, street lights, wearables and several home appliances where machine to machine communication is being implemented.