Tag: enterprise

Five Steps to Secure Internet of Things | Network World

Colin Neagle over at Networkworld has a nice piece that takes provides some common-sense advice for enterprises that are worried about their exposure to the Internet of Things. As Neagle notes: surveys of IT leaders (albeit industry-sponsored surveys) suggest that businesses are anxious to embrace Internet of Things technologies that improve the productivity of workers. But they may be underestimating (or entirely overlooking) the security and privacy risks that go along with that adoption. Neagle notes the recent TripWire survey that suggested 63% of C-level executives said they were likely to adopt the IoT to increase productivity and efficiency, while just 27% reported being “very concerned” about the security risks. His advice: don’t underestimate the risk posed by Internet of Things products. Also: make sure that IT operations is pulled into the discussion of any new IoT technology deployment. Read more via 5 ways to prepare for Internet of Things security […]

Michael Dell Keynote

Dell Embracing Security and IoT as Private Firm – PC is ‘Strategic’

A year ago, Michael Dell spent $25 billion to buy the PC company he founded back from shareholders and turn it into what he called “the world’s largest start-up.” How’s that going for him? If the CEOs’ talk at last week’s DellWorld 2014 is any indication: great.  As this piece notes, Dell argues that going private has accomplished much more than getting Carl Icahn off his back. It has allowed the tech giant to draw its attention away from profit margins into R&D. No longer burdened by the need to meet Wall Street’s numbers each and every quarter, Dell can experiment and take chances. Experiment how and on what? Dell said that Internet of Things and security are two areas the company is investing in in a big way. “As we look at our business we can now ask what are the opportunities and the unmet challenges. These are in infrastructure, […]