Tag archive for ‘Internet of Things’

Securing the Internet of Things (IoT): Challenging but Critical

by vmstoday - on Nov 23rd 2016 - No Comments

This week, we are discussing IoT security. If IoT devices and ip cameras are not secured, hackers can use them to gain access to the enterprise network, to distribute malware, or to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. As in the case of recent incidents for Dahua, Hikvision and others security camera manufacturers. According to a recent report from Flashpoint and Level 3 Threat Research Labs, botnets made up of hundreds of thousands of compromised IoT devices are already being used to launch massive DDoS attacks. (more…)

IBM’s Watson Internet of Things engine scores top ranking in new analyst study

by vmstoday - on Nov 22nd 2016 - No Comments

In trying to enlarge its share of the public-cloud market, IBM has put a lot of emphasis on its Watson Internet of Things engine. It’s been building Watson since 2006, enhancing the artificial intelligence engine’s ability to use natural language processing and machine learning to sift through large volumes of text and data.

Today IBM celebrated landing in the upper-right corner of Forrester’s Wave ranking of 11 IoT providers (similar to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant) for the quarter. That position denotes both a strong product offering and a strong market presence. Close behind Watson were Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite, GE’s Predix and PTC’s ThingWorx. Amazon Web Services’ IoT Suite trailed those entries. (more…)

IBM’s Watson IoT platform to Cisco edge devices

by vmstoday - on Jun 2nd 2016 - No Comments

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Cisco and IBM today announced a global collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things (IoT) insight at the edge of the network. Now, businesses and organizations in remote and autonomous locations will be able to tap the combined power of IBM’s Watson IoT and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities to more deeply understand and act on critical data on the network edge.

Today, billions of interconnected devices and sensors are gathering vast amounts of real-time data about the physical world. In recent years cloud computing has offered companies a powerful way of storing that data and turning it into valuable insight. But for businesses without easy access to high bandwidth connectivity, these capabilities are sometimes out of reach or take too long. To address the problem, IBM and Cisco have joined forces to offer a new way to produce immediate, actionable insight at the point of data collection. The new approach is designed to target companies operating on the edge of computer networks such as oil rigs, factories, shipping companies and mines, where time is of the essence but bandwidth is often lacking. (more…)

Challenges of The Internet of Things and Cyber Security

by M Rucinski - on Oct 20th 2015 - No Comments

The Internet is a growing part of everyday life, at home and in the workplace, even in ways we wouldn’t traditionally think of as interconnectivity. Wearable technologies such as fitness trackers are an example of the Internet of Things (IoT), the network of physical objects or devices with unique identifiers that can collect and exchange data.

The Internet of Things doesn’t necessarily mean the interconnectivity of computers and smartphones. IoT describes an environment where anything can be connected to generate intelligence, from medical devices such as pacemakers to home automation systems. IoT enables new business models by transforming the physical world into an informational system – and it’s growing. According to Gartner, Inc., an IT research firm, over 20 percent of enterprises will have digital security services using IoT devices and systems by 2017. (more…)