05. July 2016 · Comments Off on Internet of Things: The Basics of IoT Embedded …  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

At this week’s Chicago IoT Meetup, Roman Budek of NXP gave a talk on understanding and implementing embedded system security. What follows are the high points of the talk:

1. What makes IoT security unique? The IoT will consists of billions of connected, embedded devices. The more embedded devices connected to a gateway, the greater the security risk..

2. Why is it important to secure all end nodes? If a connected thermostat for a commercial freezer in a restaurant was hacked, the result could be food s

Source: Internet of Things: The Basics of IoT Embedded … | element14 Community

07. June 2016 · Comments Off on Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the ‘Internet of Things’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report on a single device that harvests wind and solar energy appears in the journal ACS Nano. Computer industry experts predict that tens of billions of gadgets will make up the Int

Source: Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the ‘Internet of Things’ — ScienceDaily

15. May 2016 · Comments Off on 3 Tips For A Successful Internet Of Things Customer Pitch · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The Internet of Things (IoT) has dominated the tech scene this year. From its commanding presence at the Consumer Electronics Show to the barrage of analysts firms predicting that “billions of ‘things’ will be connected by 2020,” its perceived impact on the technological landscape is reminiscent of its cloud and big data predecessors.

Source: 3 Tips For A Successful Internet Of Things Customer Pitch – Forbes

12. April 2016 · Comments Off on New NIST working group born out of IoT complexities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Given that tens of billions of “things” will be connected to the Internet by 2020, it’s probably worth setting out some standards on how these devices and their digital architectures will work together. That’s been the task of several people at the National Institute of Standards and Technology over the past few years as the Internet of Things — also referred to as cyber physical systems — has begun exploding in popularity. However, David Wollman, deputy director of NIST’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems program office says things are changing so fast that it’s been difficult to develop concrete standards for the greater IoT ecosystem to use.

Source: New NIST working group born out of IoT complexities

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on IoT May Make Payments Smarter · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The next wave of automation is here, and it involves making the Internet invisible and ubiquitous.From vending machines to soap dispensers, to jet engines and even liquor bottles — it’s all becoming “smart” and in practice this means that these objects will hold, exchange and interact among themselves with massive amounts of data.The Internet of Things first became a “thing” in 1999, when British technologist and innovator Kevin Ashton coined the term. The insight that he saw – a decade or so before it became part of the mainstream tech narrative – was that computers were deprived of their fullest potential because they relied on humans to operate them. As smart as human brains can be, Ashton posited, they are simply incapable of processing billions upon billions of data bits, and then make decisions in real-time on the basis of the insights from that data.

Source: IoT May Make Payments Smarter | PYMNTS.com