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COVID-19 pandemic ratchets up threats to medical IoT

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The mere fact of the COVID pandemic’s existence has pushed the American healthcare system to capacity, but another threat to that system has reared its ugly head – cyberattacks, particularly those based on ransomware, have become more common as the disease spread, targeting medical IoT devices and healthcare networks. According to Forrester Research analyst Chris […]

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What is IoT? The internet of things explained

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The internet of things (IoT) is a catch-all term for the growing number of electronics that aren’t traditional computing devices, but are connected to the internet to send data, receive instructions or both. There’s an incredibly broad range of things that fall under that umbrella: Internet-connected “smart” versions of traditional appliances like refrigerators and light […]

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The Internet of Things in 2020: More vital than ever

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If you work in IT, you’re probably safely ensconced at home right now, clinging to your laptop at the edge of your company’s network. The shift from office to home has been momentous. But it’s also symbolic of a larger trend: The network edge has become as important as the network core. Remote workers aside, […]

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IoT roundup: Tech companies step up to help fight against COVID-19

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We’ve seen few efforts as monumental as the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While the tech sector as a whole has suffered less than many other industries, individual companies and organizations are stepping up to help battle the virus’ spread, and IoT in particular offers numerous methods to help keep people healthy. [ Coronavirus Crisis: […]

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

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The ease with which internet of things devices can be compromised, coupled with the potentially extreme consequences of breaches, have prompted action from legislatures and regulators, but what group is best to decide? Both the makers of IoT devices and governments are aware of the security issues, but so far they haven’t come up with […]

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Cisco software fortifies industrial IoT security

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Cisco is looking to better protect myriad edge-attached IoT devices with new security software that promises to protect industrial assets in one of the most disparate of network environments. The company rolled out what it called an overarching security architecture for Industrial IoT (IIoT) environments that includes existing products but also new software called Cisco […]

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Securing the IoT is a nightmare

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Spoiler alert: you’re not going to wake up from this nightmare anytime soon. Currently, we have over 26-billion internet of things (IoT) devices running in our workplaces, offices and homes. Of those, I’d guess — let me think about this for a minute — none of them are really secure. Why IoT security is such […]

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Top tech stories of 2019

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Computerworld | Dec 26, 2019 The new Apple Card, the battle for cryptocurrency dominance, cybersecurity skills shortage – just a few of the stories that made headlines in 2019. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the top tech stories of the year.

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IoT security: Why it’s your biggest nightmare

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IoT has emerged from the explosive growth of connected devices in industrial verticals, the consumer arena and enterprise networks. The good news is that it has generated massive amounts of data that can be analyzed and acted on, resulting in operational efficiencies and new, revenue-generating services. The bad news: It’s a security nightmare. [ Online […]

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IoT security: IT’s biggest headache

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IoT has emerged from the explosive growth of connected devices in industrial verticals, the consumer arena and enterprise networks. The good news is that it has generated massive amounts of data that can be analyzed and acted on, resulting in operational efficiencies and new, revenue-generating services. The bad news: It’s a security nightmare. [ Online […]