07. June 2016 · Comments Off on ICSA Labs wants IoT industry to seek security certification · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The venerable ICSA Laboratories – these days a subsidiary of Verizon – has added Internet of Things certification to its cyber security certification.Whether it’s got any chance of success is anybody’s guess. While the world is trying to catch up with the idea that a security camera might need to be configured with something other than admin/admin as its password, new products arriving in the Internet of Things space include connected toothbrushes and Bluetooth tampons.

Source: ICSA Labs wants IoT industry to seek security certification • The Register

02. April 2016 · Comments Off on CeBIT Keynoter Focuses on Securing the ‘Things’ in IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In July 2015, two cyber security researchers demonstrated to a reporter at WIRED magazine how they could remotely control a Jeep Cherokee after having hacked the onboard entertainment systems to gain control of the vehicle. The wireless “zero-day exploit” led Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles to update their security systems, at considerable cost to the Chrysler bottom line and a collective scary bother to its customers.

Source: CeBIT Keynoter Focuses on Securing the ‘Things’ in IoT

28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Cisco To Invest Millions Making Berlin Into A Smart City · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cisco will help Berlin build an mHealth platform in their latest project to turn the German capital into Europe’s leading smart city. In a deal announced over the weekend, Cisco and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will cover telemedicine (mHealth), cyber security and of course building a general network infrastructure to support the platform. It will provide easy access to patient data for hospitals, general practitioners, specialists, clinics and emergency services.While it isn’t known exactly how much Cisco and the city will invest in this project, it is part of a much larger package wherein Cisco will invest $500 million in the national Deutschland Digital initiative over the next three years that will build infrastructure across the country for various services and push the testing of new communications technologies like 5G networks.

Source: Cisco To Invest Millions Making Berlin Into A Smart City

27. January 2016 · Comments Off on ComEd gets $4 million to build microgrid in Bronzeville  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ComEd is building a microgrid in Bronzeville and just received federal funding for its next step: solar power and battery storage that could eventually keep the Chicago Police Department headquarters and other key buildings running during a mass power outage.Illinois’ largest electricity utility received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative last week that will be used to design and deploy the technology.A microgrid is a grouping of electricity sources and buildings — in this case, most of Bronzeville — that has the ability to disconnect from the larger grid and function independently. It offers stability in the case of a mass power outage and provides cyber security.

Source: ComEd gets $4 million to build microgrid in Bronzeville – Chicago Tribune

21. September 2015 · Comments Off on 15 Innovators to Watch Out for in the Smart Home Market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the market for smart home safety and security systems estimated to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 77% by 2019, existing electronics giants are jostling with a raft of innovative start-ups for a slice of what remains an embryonic sector. Below are some companies to watch as the industry tackles multiple challenges, not least interoperability and cyber security.

Source: 15 Innovators to Watch Out for in the Smart Home Market