IoT boom raises important security questions

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is set for massive expansion in the coming years. According to a report from IoT security firm Sequitur Labs, this raises a few security questions that merit close consideration. The company’s latest report claims the IoT market could hit $1.5 trillion by 2027, with manufacturing, retail, government, healthcare, consumer, transportation, IT and telecom markets …

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Most IoT projects are only partially successful

For the vast majority of businesses in the UK, Internet of Things (IoT) deployments were only partially successful, due to numerous challenges and hurdles. This is the conclusion of the State of IoT Adoption Study, a new paper recently published by IoT connectivity specialist Eseye. The report states that IoT deployments failed to achieve their full potential for three-quarters of …

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IoT is key to helping digital transformation

For almost all enterprises, the Internet of Things (IoT) is crucial to assisting digital transformation, a new report from Omdia asserts. The analyst firm’s latest IoT Enterprise Survey suggests IoT deployments have matured within organizations, as almost three-quarters (73 percent) said they were either in full deployment, or trial/PoC stages (up four percent year-on-year). The number of projects is also …

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Securing enterprise IoT lies in the network

The rollout of IoT technology throughout enterprise environments introduces new ways to monitor, report, alert, automate and optimize business processes. From manufacturing lines, to HVAC, to retail, and everything in between, IoT is transforming industries.  The benefits to automation through IoT are significant, but enterprises should still be cautious before launching their IoT transformation. From a security perspective, the fundamental …

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Businesses failing to understand the value of IoT

An increasing number of manufacturers no longer understand the business value that the Internet of Things can bring to the table, a new report by Ubisense argues. The software company polled 300 managers, directors and high-level executives from the industrial manufacturing community in the UK, USA, France and Germany, and published the results in its “A lost year for IoT …

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UK sets out new cyberscurity laws for IoT era

The UK government is planning a new set of laws that aims to improve the security of consumer-oriented Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In a press release, the UK government said Brits are increasingly purchasing various internet-connected devices, from smartwatches to cameras, seemingly oblivious to the threats that come with these devices. To make sure manufacturers do all they can …

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Growth of IoT is causing serious security concerns

Cybersecurity is one of the main concerns among businesses today, and with the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors the problem is only going to get worse. This is according to Andrey Suvorov, CEO at Adaptive Production Technology (a Kaspersky subsidiary). Suvorov cited a report from Juniper Research, which asserts that the number of IoT connections should rise by …

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Digital transformation is no longer a choice as dependence on 5G, IoT and data increases in society and business

The global pandemic has put enormous strain on businesses and brought into sharp focus the importance of being agile, adaptable and able to increase the pace of innovation and change at short notice – catapulting technology right to the top of the agenda for many organizations. As the economy works to get back on its feet, technology is only going …

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Most IoT projects fail to deliver any proper value

Most businesses, despite understanding the benefits Internet of Things (IoT) can bring, are still struggling to tap into any value from their IoT projects. This is according to a new report from Cognizant and Forrester, which bases its findings on a poll of 550 C-level executives, IT executives, directors and functional managers at companies in the US and EMEA. According …

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