In-brief: The Internet of Things makes unique demands on entrepreneurs. Among them: passion, and a good business plan, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer. I love the Internet of Things! Why? The IoT literally and figuratively opens us to a new world of possibility. The combination of increasing connectivity, online collaboration and the open source movement significantly lowers the barrier to entry for those driven to make their imprint on the world. Typically, I focus on the security aspect of the IoT, but one commonality across the IoT are the entrepreneurs. Without them, there would be no IoT – secure or otherwise – so I’d like to take a look at a case study that I think will benefit all entrepreneurs. Cisco sponsors the Innovation Grand Challenge at the IoT World Forum each as well as sponsoring other programs such as DevNet hackathons in conjunction with Cisco Live! As you can imagine, we […]
In-brief: Cities and state governments often lack the expertise in cyber security that could help them properly assess the risks of smart city projects, including so-called “cyber physical” risks. (Editor’s note: updated with comments from Chris Rezendes of INEX.)
In-brief: The Smart Card Alliance is launching a new industry alliance to focus on Internet of Things technology. The group has already weighed in on topics like secure payments and secure health.
In-brief: Security improvements for connected cars may be years away, as both the government and industry struggle to catch up on the cyber security issue, a GAO report found.
In-brief: Federal data protection authorities from 29 countries including the U.S. and Canada have turned their collective attention to The Internet of Things in an annual “privacy sweep” that is looking at connected devices including personal health products.