Internet of things

Artificial intelligence: a real boon for IoT security

Machine learning, a field of artificial intelligence, is used to automatically analyse the way interconnected systems work in order to detect cyberattacks and limit their damage. This is good news for cybersecurity players, companies, institutions and end users, who are increasingly under the threat of hacking. Mobile devices, e-health, home automation, transport, industrial systems, smart grids, smart city: we’re living in a hyper-connected environment. The downside of the proliferation of devices and sensors, or the smartification of our world, as TechTarget calls it, is the rise of cyberattacks, some of which, such as the Mirail botnet in 2016, have...

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Cybersecurity: new threats for companies and IoT

When it comes to security for their IT infrastructures, are companies their own worst enemy? They’re prepared to invest, but have difficulty implementing projects – despite facing new cyber-threats on a daily basis. The latest, highly-publicised viruses to attack IT systems IoT devices are Locky, Cerber, Hajime and BrickerBot. Are companies insufficiently equipped to deal with cybercrime? According to a survey by Intel Security and CSIS, yes. The report revealed an alarming discrepancy between the existence of cyber-security strategies within companies and their full operational implementation.  Other discrepancies were highlighted by the survey: cyber-criminals have a direct incentive for...

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How the Internet of Things is revolutionising business models

Thanks to IoT technologies (NFC, RFID, connected devices, Big Data), companies are benefiting from new sources of knowledge whilst consumers are enjoying new services. From smart cars to supply chain and smart lighting to agriculture, the ability to produce, collect and analyse data is turning traditional models upside down. Big data: your car could soon be a giant smartphone. Smart mobility is on the rise, and is designed to use Big Data to make driving safer and easier. For car manufacturers, making easier-to-use products and offering new mobile services to make life easier for end-users has become a strategic priority…...

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How the tech giants are investing in #IoT

SIdO, a major expo for the IoT industry, opened today in Lyon. Microsoft will be presenting its Azure IoT suite, which Econocom-Osiatis will be illustrating with testimonials and demonstrations. Here’s an overview of what the industry leaders have in store… At the CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, some of the leading names in the digital industry including Intel, Samsung and Firefox, as well as some traditional companies such as the French post office unveiled their plans to integrate the IoT ecosystem (see on emedia: Tech giants all getting in on IoT). Most of the...

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The value of IoT resides in data

Companies from all industry sectors are increasingly investing in IoT, resulting in a better approach to business thanks to analytics, and improved competitiveness – and new opportunities and challenges for both Chief Data Officers and the business lines. According to a report on IoT by Verizon and ABI Research, there were 1.2 billion different devices connected to the Internet in 2014, and that the number is set to rise to 5.4 billion by 2020 for an annual growth rate of 28%. In terms of industries, manufacturing sector saw the fastest growth in adopting IoT devices last year, up more...

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