Category Archives: IoT

The Race for a Universal IoT Security Standard

On October 21, 2016, the DNS provider Dyn experienced the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in history. Although it was short lived, it caused an outage to many of the sites and services dependant on Dyn, including Twitter, Netflix and Reddit. This DDoS was caused by a virus running on insecure devices, with […]

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Military Concerns Regarding the Internet of Things

The U.S. military has long been at the forefront of innovation, and their research efforts have led to many consumer goods that we now take for granted, such as microwave ovens, duct tape, GPS devices and even the internet itself. However, there is one area in which the U.S. military is conspicuously behind the civilian […]

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IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. While related, these terms are not interchangeable. Each entity has a different set of stakeholders, goals and implications. Let’s start with IoT. There is some speculation about the first use of Internet of Things (IoT) as the term to describe the interworking of devices but most […]

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How the Internet of Things will Revolutionize Seniors’ Lifestyles

How do you imagine life after retirement? Whether you’re planning to cruise around the world, take up a new hobby, or spend time with your grandkids, you almost certainly want to be as active as possible, while continuing to live in your own home. Or, if you have aging parents, this topic is probably on […]

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Security and the Internet of Things

We’ve discussed in previous blogs how the Internet of Things (IoT) is being incorporated in industrial settings and how manufacturers are taking advantage of the technology. The Internet of Things has quickly moved from business to consumer devices, and is becoming more common in everyday life. According to a recent study, Pew Research Center predicts […]

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Internet of Things and Manufacturing Applications

Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Unveilings Innovative technology was on display in never-before-seen numbers at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 6-9: at least 900 representations of products incorporating the Internet of Things. LG Electronics, in particular, focused their press conference discussing how they were using the IoT to create technology that improves our […]

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Factory Floor Connectivity of the Future: The Industrial Internet of Things

Google Glass, Fitbit, and Nest are just a few of the names now familiar to consumers in North America. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured demonstrations of an Internet-connected tennis racket and many “smart home” products, from smartphone-tethered light bulbs to door locks and washing machines. These are just a few examples of wearable computers, […]

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