The Internet is no longer just accessible from your laptop or mobile phone. It’s now part of television sets, baby monitors, ovens and cars. It is increasingly embedded into medical devices and other critical devices. The Internet is everywhere and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a trend that will continue to grow.
We live in an era where advanced bike locks help bicyclists fend off bike thieves. But two new projects are making bike locks a thing of the past: the Denny from Seattle and the Yerka from Chile.
2014 is the year of the wearable. Yes we thought 2013 was, but no it’s apparently 2014. Now that the big players are getting involved in producing wearables, these devices are due to take off in a big way. However a security firm has revealed that they are apparently leaking your data to anyone listening.
These days, when you hear about the Internet of things, it’s usually about body sensors, such as Fitbit, or smart home sensors. But while consumers are just now beginning to be exposed to these sensors, they already exist extensively in the enterprise.
With all the talk of connected homes, cars, and other items in your life, one thing remains an underlying concern. Security is still a category we find a lot of companies making staking their claim. Dropcam and various others have made their way into your home, but what about your car?
When considering your connected home, one of the biggest concerns is how much you’ll end up spending. Those gadgets that link to your smartphone via apps can end up costing quite a bit, but a new hack shows a vulnerability that many hadn’t thought of. In the wrong hands, this workaround could have dire consequences.
Connected home-security solutions offer an obvious value proposition: the ability to access realtime data about your home or business, even when you’re not there. Perhaps this is why these solutions are catching on among consumers and why device and solution providers are working to offer more innovative, value-added solutions to today’s connected public.
With a global deficit of 1 million information-security workers, companies need to find and train a staff of security specialists, as well as everyday workers, Cisco said.
Home, connected home. The front door opens with a tap on an iPhone. The lights come up as if by magic. The oven sends a text: Dinner is ready. Sounds great, but I can’t shake the feeling that one day, maybe, just maybe, my entire apartment is going to get hacked.
As more companies start developing internet-enabled devices that can connect and share data with other products, the issues of privacy and security are a growing concern for consumers and manufacturers, writes Stephen Ollerenshaw, director at Technology Law Alliance.