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Week 4 – Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?

Unfortunately, Week 4’s theme acts as the perfect backdrop to the massive distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks of Friday the 21st.  The Department of Homeland security appears omnipresent once again in setting this week as the Internet of Things spotlight. With compounding growth of connected technologies – cars, household appliances, finances, healthcare, and more being increasingly managed by smart devices – we are confronted with the need for increased awareness to secure cutting-edge, technical innovations. Week 4 looks to the [...]

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Internet of Things presents new challenges

It is, without a doubt, one of the hottest topics in IT. The Internet of Things, or how data networking is going to effectively connect everything to everyone, has been discussed for quite some time, but it was not until recently where current technology was able to catch up to the theoretical ideas that have been out there. Now, we are seeing an explosion in embedded devices-things we would not have previously expected to have connectivity do. And this can [...]

IoT can help manufacturing, but does it make you less secure?

When companies began to embrace the idea and the tech behind the Internet of Things (IoT), one area that stood to benefit the most was, and is, the world of manufacturing. Anyplace that relies on efficient operations to keep things flowing, and does so using a litany of systems, lends itself well to the burgeoning world of IoT. Imagine if all of your numerous systems are becoming much more easy to network and thus control online-it would be a godsend [...]