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90 percent of consumers think security should be built into IoT devices

90 percent of consumers think security should be built into IoT devices

With increasing numbers of connected devices entering our homes and workplaces, their security is becoming a major concern as they can offer hackers an attractive backdoor into networks. A new survey from digital platform security company Irdeto shows that 90 percent of consumers across six countries think security should be built in, and 78 percent are aware that smart devices …

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IBM Unveils New Security Testing Services for Automotive Industry and IoT

IBM Unveils New Security Testing Services for Automotive Industry and IoT

IBM Security has announced the release of two new security testing practice areas focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive security. An elite team of IBM X-Force Red Researchers will deliver the new services. These Researchers focus on testing physical hardware, apps and backend processes employed to control access and management of smart systems. LovePHY/ Shutterstock.com To offer …

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IBM launches security testing services for IoT developers

IBM launches security testing services for IoT developers

IBM’s security arm is launching testing services for the internet of things (IoT) – with Watson IoT offering configuration and management capabilities for IoT environments, reports Finovate ( Banking Technology’ s sister company). IoT technologies are on the rise – in fact, Gartner predicts that connected things will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This flood of new capabilities comes with …

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IBM X-Force Red takes on IoT security testing

IBM X-Force Red takes on IoT security testing

In a move that demonstrates the increasing importance of IoT security , the IBM X-Force Red team will now offer connected car and IoT security testing services, IBM announced yesterday. IBM X-Force Red is a global network of hundreds of security professionals launched by IBM last year to help businesses proactively discover vulnerabilities in computer networks, hardware and software, as …

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SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications

SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications

Quantum random number generator in a 5 mm chip Quantum random number generators aren’t new, but one small enough to provide practical security for Internet of Things applications is interesting. That’s what South Korean telco SK Telecom reckons its boffins have created, embedding a full quantum random number generator (QRNG) in a 5x5mm chip. The company’s pitch is that QRNGs …

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Kiwi Power development bares Fruit with new IoT platform

Kiwi Power development bares Fruit with new IoT platform

Image: Kiwi Power. Demand aggregator Kiwi Power has launched its third-generation Internet-of-Things (IoT) hardware platform, the Fruit, with new features to improve system integration and control greater numbers of assets. The new technology has been under development for around 12 months to replace Kiwi’s legacy product, now in its fourth year of operation. The Fruit builds on the company’s existing …

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IBM X-Force takes on IoT security across connected devices – and vehicles

IBM X-Force takes on IoT security across connected devices - and vehicles

IBM X-Force researchers are tacking on vehicle and IoT security as part of a new initiative by IBM Security. Researchers will focus on testing back end processes, apps and physical hardware which accesses and managed smart systems. The new, specialised practice is the company’s pre-emptive response to a booming market for data connectivity in vehicles, which Gartner expects will reach …

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IoT toolset to “eliminate” development lag

IoT toolset to “eliminate” development lag

Toolset consists of multiple components, including the world’s first 64-bit quad embedded computer with built-in 4G/3G/2G IoT projects don’t always succeed with long completion times cited as a primary reason Blink’r, a start-up that designs hardware and software tools to empower and enable innovation for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced its “Internet in a module” toolset that aims …

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IBM Rolls Out IoT and Automotive Security Testing Service

IBM Rolls Out IoT and Automotive Security Testing Service

The IoT Security offering will include services from IBM X-Force Red. The X-Force Red Group also announced a dedicated automotive practice to make connected cars more secure. connc IBM Security yesterday announced the launch of two new security testing practice areas focusing on the IoT and automotive security. The new services will be provided by a team of IBM X-Force …

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Wireless & IoT protocols & their security tradeoffs

Wireless & IoT protocols & their security tradeoffs

In the race for time-to-market in the Internet of Things (IoT), proper security is inconvenient because it adds development and component cost and design complexity. While many traditional industries have not been exposed to security issues, they suddenly become hacking targets when their products become smart and connected. The issue is that bad press and major security and privacy issues …

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