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Access Control & Iot Security: Challenges And Opportunities

IoT, the new attack vector IoT attacks increased by over 217% in 2018. But a report with the provocative title of IoT CyberattacksAre The Norm, The Security Mindset Isn’t found that only 7% of organizations consider themselves equipped to tackle IoT security challenges. If that sounds wanting, consider this: 82% of organizations that develop IoT devices are concerned that the devices are not adequately secured from a cyberattack. Another study found that only 43% of enterprise IoT implementations prioritize security during the development/deployment process and only 38% involve security decision-makers in the process. Access control is considered being the first line of defence when it

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From Smart To Helpful – The Next Generation Connected Home

“No one asked for smartness, for the smart home.” That’s the head of Google’s smart home products explaining the company’s decision to focus on delivering a helpful home that provides actual benefits rather than a smart home that showcases technology. This is key; the next generation connected home must provide convenience and actual benefit. Smart home, helpful home, what’s in a name when the industry is growing at a CAGR of almost 15% and is expected to more than double in value, from USD 24.10 billion in 2016 to USD 53.45 billion in 2022. Growing acceptance of connected home devices powered

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Evaluating Top Three Iot Platforms against Three Critical IoT-Specific Capabilities

The cloud market is currently dominated by three platforms – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform – that control nearly 65% of the global market. But as the core cloud computing market matures, new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT are opening up a new front in a renewed battle for dominance. These upsell technologies could well provide the strategic differentiator that will shake up the current rankings. It is cumbersome to evaluate and compare the capabilities of IoT platforms. The value of the global IoT platforms market, comprising both cloud-based and on-premise software and

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Enterprise IoT: Why Securing IoT Devices Needs to Be the Number One Priority

The number of IoT devices around the world keeps on growing. Globally, there are now more than 26 billion connected devices, according to research from Statista – up from 15 billion in 2015 – with the number projected to rise to over 75 billion by 2025. In 2018, the global IoT market stood at about $164 billion, and is expected to increase almost tenfold over the next six years, reaching around $1.6 trillion by 2025. The popularity of IoT technology is drastically transforming how society functions and how businesses are run. Be it manufacturing, transportation, telecoms, logistics, retail, insurance, finance

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Making sense of IoT connectivity protocols

IoT, abbreviated from the Internet of Things, refers to a connected system of devices, machines, objects, animals or people with the ability to autonomously communicate across a common network without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. This relatively recent innovation is already revolutionizing a lot of sectors with its ability to add connected intelligence to almost everything, including smart homes, smart automobiles, smart factories, smart buildings, smart cities, smart power grids, smart healthcare, smart agriculture and smart livestock farming, to name just a few.   IoT is still a nascent innovation but it has an evolutionary trail that leads

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Choosing a cloud service provider in an evolving marketplace

Last year, Gartner axed 14 cloud vendors from its Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, choosing to focus only on global vendors currently offering, or developing, hyperscale integrated IaaS and PaaS offerings. This bit of spring cleaning left behind a more manageable roster of six companies classified into two distinct segments: the Leaders, comprising Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, and the Niche Players, represented by Alibaba, Oracle, and IBM. Even within this simplified league table of three, Amazon continues to be the clear leader in terms of revenue and market share.  Now AWS may dominate the cloud market, but Microsoft

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The analytical challenges of IoT data

If data is indeed the new oil, then we’re still a long way off from mastering the science of extracting, refining and deploying it as a strategic enterprise asset. That, in short, seems to be the conclusion that emerges from two separate studies. This may come from the analytical challenges that come with IoT data. The first study from Gartner classifies 87% of businesses as having low BI and analytics maturity. Organizations within this low maturity group are further divided along two levels; a basic level characterized by spreadsheet-based analytics and a higher opportunistic level where data analytics is deployed but

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