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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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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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BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV ( BMW i3 ) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group’s corporate strategy. As part of that, …

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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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Demystifying industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things

Demystifying industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things

Heralding the shift from centralised to decentralised manufacturing, Industry 4.0 integrates IoT, data, and services, and creates networks where connected devices can talk to each other. How IIoT is enabling Industry 4.0 There is tremendous interest in how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming processes within and across organisations. And while there are multiple definitions floating around, IoT is …

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Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

Since 2010, Marqeta has quietly established itself as the underlying tech provider for businesses that are looking to issue virtual and physical debit and credit cards to employees, partners and customers alike. As it looks to expand internationally and sign up customers around the globe, the company has taken $25 million in strategic investment led by payments heavyweight Visa. Unless …

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Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V

Artist’s concept of the Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser spacecraft launching atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in the 552 configuration on cargo missions to the International Space Station. Credit: ULA The first two missions of the unmanned Dream Chaser mini-shuttle carrying critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) will fly on the most powerful version of …

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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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