IoT Tech Expo 2021: Smart buildings, digital transformation and measuring success

An image depicting IoT in action in a manufacturing factory.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly come a long way since it was first coined, purely as a concept, by Kevin Ashton in 1999 during his time working with Procter&Gamble. Ashton, who was working in supply chain optimisation at the time, hoped to draw senior management's attention to a new tech called RFID.

Since then, IoT has crept into various aspects of our lives, from voice assistants to smartwatches, and they are shaping the way we work, talk, and engage with each...

Kaspersky: Attacks on IoT devices double in a year

Research from the cybersecurity gurus at Kaspersky has found that attacks targeting IoT devices have doubled over the past year.

The rapid proliferation of IoT devices, combined with often poor security, makes them an increasingly attractive target for hackers. Analysts at McKinsey estimate that 127 new devices are connected every second.

Dan Demeter, Security Expert at Kaspersky, said:

“Since IoT devices, from smartwatches to smart home accessories, have...

GE Appliances signs multi-year smart home deal with Google Cloud

GE Appliances has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Google Cloud to build the next generation of smart home technologies.

The partners will combine their expertise – GE Appliances in hardware and Google Cloud in data, artificial intelligence, analytics, and machine learning – to deliver new smart home technologies and improved experiences.

Viren Shah, CDO of GE Appliances, said:

"As the fastest-growing appliance manufacturing company in the United...

Prof. Dror Fixler, CEO, FirstPoint MG: Cellular cybersecurity in a post-pandemic world

Prof. Dror Fixler

IoT News got in touch with FirstPoint Mobile Guard CEO Professor Dror Fixler and CMO Noa Ouziel to learn more about the cellular cybersecurity provider’s industry insights.

The company offers a holistic cellular security solution for mobile and IoT devices that provides transparent protection from espionage, surveillance, and data hacking.

“FirstPoint combines the IoT security with cellular connectivity, meaning networks are easily manageable whilst maintaining...

Jimmy Jones, head of security, ZARIOT: The importance of collaboration in IoT

Jimmy Jones, ZARIOT

IoT News joined ZARIOT head of security Jimmy Jones to reflect on the security-focused connectivity provider’s recent growth, the importance of AI to IoT, and the need for continued industry collaboration.

What unique solutions is ZARIOT bringing to the IoT security space?

“ZARIOT is a cellular IoT connectivity provider, but one firmly focused on security. We strongly believe that successful IoT deployments must be built on secure foundations and that can only happen...

Bosch turns to Fetch.ai’s Collective Learning network for ‘AIoT’ trials

Engineering giant Bosch is turning to Cambridge-based startup Fetch.ai for innovative “AIoT” trials.

Fetch.ai is a blockchain (or distributed ledger, if you prefer) that is aiming to build a decentralised network of autonomous “agents” that perform real-world tasks. For the IoT, it’s potentially groundbreaking.

Bosch also seems to believe in Fetch.ai’s vision and has been an early supporter of the startup from almost the beginning. This week, Bosch’s team...

Laurent V. de Mello, COO, Astrocast: On deploying satellite IoT networks

IoT News spoke with Astrocast COO Laurent Vieira de Mello to discuss the satellite company’s latest ventures and its future roadmap ahead of its appearance at IoT TechEx Global from 6-7 September.

Since 2018, Vieira de Mello has overseen operations at Astrocast as it continues to deploy its direct-to-satellite IoT network into orbit. As of now, the network consists of 10 commercial satellites with 90 more planned for deployment by the end of 2024.

Vieira de Mello...

Berg Insight: Global cellular IoT connections grew 12% last year to reach 1.7B

Research from Berg Insight suggests the number of global cellular IoT connections continued to grow at a healthy pace last year.

An overall increase in the number of IoT connections is unsurprising over the past year as more people became accustomed to remote working and finding ways to make their home environments more productive and enjoyable. However, most home IoT connections aren’t cellular.

Berg Insight says the global number of cellular IoT subscribers increased...

Research finds that 24% of Brits aren’t securing their IoT devices

Research has found that a concerningly large number of Brits aren’t taking any actions to secure their IoT devices.

According to research from NordVPN, Brits are taking the least action to secure their devices of the seven countries surveyed.

Approximately 95 percent of Brits now have at least one IoT device in their household, more than any other of the surveyed countries. It’s a statistic that shows the potential scale of the problem, yet 24 percent aren’t taking...

Eseye ‘State of IoT Adoption’ report highlights deployment challenges

Eseye has released a report examining the state of IoT adoption and the challenges enterprises are facing.

76 percent of UK respondents said their IoT project was “at best” only somewhat successful. That’s not exactly an encouraging report for a technology that’s been hyped as driving huge efficiency improvements and generating massive amounts of value.

Despite the lack of resounding success in current deployments, 85 percent of the UK respondents said that the...