We invite you to check these two new IoT-related events in Eindhoven this autumn and get up-to-date with the latest smart society technology developments.
The Internet of Things delivers new ways to create and capture business value, but also creates some frightening new vulnerabilities that organizations must take specific actions to address.
The rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate huge volumes of data and deliver valuable business insights. But it also introduces substantial new risk.
A defining element of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that objects are not merely smart—equipped with sensors and processing power—but also connected: able to share the information they generate. More data, and more sensitive data, accessible across a broad network of interconnected stakeholders could pose significant dangers if compromised. As the World Economic Forum reported in March, “Hacking the location data on a car is merely an invasion of privacy, whereas hacking the control system of a car would be a threat to a life.” The rise of IoT requires enterprises to put in place systems to protect this new source of information-based value.
Organizations need to be Secure.Vigilant.Resilient.™ in order to effectively manage their enterprise cyber risks, and this paradigm also applies to IoT. By adopting a Secure.Vigilant.Resilient. approach, companies may address proliferating vulnerabilities and the rising sophistication of cyber attacks. This three-pronged, risk-based approach aims to focus organizations on their most important assets and invest in cost-justified security controls designed to protect them. It also emphasizes in equal measures a need to gain greater visibility into threats and to improve coordination of response efforts to reduce the impact of a cyber attack. Continue reading “New Vulnerabilities and Safeguarding of IoT”
For most of us, the internet of things (IoT) might call to mind specific gadgets – slick innovations like Nest thermostats or the Apple Watch – that seem to owe their provenance to science fiction and promise a more wired world, as well as the inevitable automation of everyday life.
Then there are people like serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack, someone who’s far less enamoured of the next IoT device than he is with something infinitely geekier: the data that can be captured. Continue reading “Will the new generation of IoT-related data benefit us enough to be comfortable giving up even more of our privacy?”
Intel is working with San Jose, California, officials on a pilot program designed to use technology to help improve the operations of the Silicon Valley city and the lives of the people who live and work there. It addresses traffic, air pollution and water quality. Continue reading “Intel, San Jose Leverage Internet of Things in Smart City Project”
New Yorkers grumble about the daily wake-up call they get when the city’s garbage trucks arrive outside their windows. But it wasn’t just the noise that bothered Sam Saha. Sometimes, Saha says, the trucks would make all that racket even when there wasn’t much to pick up. The thought of all that inefficiency–the wasted fuel, time, and money–never left his mind. So he designed a solution. Continue reading “How the Internet of Garbage Cans Will Remake Our Future Cities”
The Internet of Things is comprised of networked objects with sensors and actuators. Continue reading “Four Internet of Things trends”
This past spring, lab chief Carla Diana traveled to Emory University in Atlanta to give a talk at TEDxEmory 2012 on how the Internet of Things can help us design products to connect with people’s needs in their everyday lives (VIDEO). Continue reading “Don’t use use “technology for technology’s sake””
The internet of things will allow the products we buy to act as social objects with their own virtual Facebook profile equivalent, around which new experiences can cluster, according to Andy Hobsbawm, founder and chief marketing officer of Evrythng. Continue reading “Andy Hobsbawm looks at Internet of Things and ‘Internet of People’”