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7 steps to enhance IoT security

Securing the IoT is a multi-faceted effort that requires big moves as well as small adjustments to ensure networks, systems, data and devices are protected. Here are 7 security practices you might not have considered.

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Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Many telehealth initiatives tap into wireless networking supplied by service providers that may start offering services such as Citizen's Band and 5G to support remote medical care.

Report: Mirai tries to wrap its tentacles around SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks’ security team says an update of the infamous IoT-focused Mirai software targets enterprise-grade SD-WAN appliances

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Cisco to buy IoT security, management firm Sentryo

Buying Sentryo will give Cisco support for anomaly and real-time threat detection for the industrial internet of things.

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Study: Most enterprise IoT transactions are unencrypted

A Zscaler report finds 91.5% of IoT communications within enterprises are in plaintext and so susceptible to interference.

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Experts: Enterprise IoT enters the mass-adoption phase

Dropping hardware prices, 5G boost business internet-of-things deployments; technical complexity encourages partnerships.

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Las Vegas targets transport, public safety with IoT deployments

Improving traffic safety is first on the list for Las Vegas' internet of things (IoT) projects, but the city's director of IT is thinking bigger.

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Microsoft makes HoloLens 2 available for developers, alongside Unreal Engine support

Microsoft is moving quickly after announcing the HoloLens 2 at MWC, making the developer edition generally available at Microsoft Build.

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IoT roundup: VMware, Nokia beef up their IoT

Everyone wants in on the ground floor of the internet of things, and companies including Nokia, VMware and Silicon Labs are sharpening their offerings in anticipation of further growth.

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Nyansa’s Voyance expands to the IoT

Voyance’s AIOps capabilities now cover a broad new range of devices.

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The top 10 companies and cities for blockchain developers

Job search site Indeed has seen a 90% increase in bitcoin, crypto and blockchain job postings over the past year. The reason, according to experts: companies using the distributed ledger tech are moving from pilot programs to...

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IoT roundup: Keeping an eye on energy use and Volkswagen teams with AWS

This week's roundup features new tech from MIT, big news in the automotive sector and a handy new level of centralization from a smaller IoT-focused company.

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Rancher K3s shrinks Kubernetes for IoT devices

An open source project by Rancher Labs strips Kubernetes down to the bare essentials for edge computing and other resource-constrained use cases

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Get ready for the age of sensor panic

Cameras, microphones and other sensors are showing up everywhere. And this is just the beginning.

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IoT roundup: Outer space, the building is getting smart, and trucking

This IoT roundup covers a satellite-based IoT network, commercial real estate, and IoT on the road.

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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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IoT botnets target enterprise video conferencing systems

WootCloud researchers have discovered a trio of IoT botnets based on Mirai that exploit Polycom video conferencing systems. Polycom has issued an advisory and best practices for mitigating the risk.

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The 11 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

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