Gartner estimates there will be 8.4 billion connected ‘things’ in use in 2017. This number is up 31% from 2016, with Gartner further estimating that by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems that if it can be connected, it will be connected.
If securing IoT networks is keeping enterprise IT – and OT – teams awake at night, it’s for a lot of good reasons. After decades of keeping up with the demands of business units and increasing pressure on ensuring networks are secure, information and operations technology teams are finding themselves struggling with more sophisticated cyber-criminals.
Without a secure failover, erratic fixed line connectivity can cause havoc, especially in the high-demand, fast-paced fast food sector. As the name suggests, the expectation is that both the food and service are delivered quickly, and at a standardised (high) level of quality.
As Black Friday is quickly approaching, a lot of demand is placed on retail IT systems during the peak holiday season. But what should those that are in charge be doing to ensure that the lead up to the weekend after Black Friday runs smoothly? And how can data be used to retailers advantages?
Cradlepoint announced the release of a new Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report, “The State of IoT 2017-2018”, which reveals the current IT trends surrounding global IoT deployments. The findings of the underlying study revealed that even though over 69 percent of organizations have adopted IoT solution, 40 percent of companies have serious concerns around cybersecurity.
New communications equipment aboard buses in Boise, Idaho, has already ensured stable, accurate, real-time online bus-tracking, on-board Wi-Fi and other features. The network of new routers and other equipment has also opened the door for mobile-ticketing and additional improvements.
You might know Cradlepoint from its routers that integrate a landline with LTE to provide wireless failover. But Tony Puopolo, VP of Cradlepoint’s North America channel sales, says the company’s attention is on competing in branch failover, mobile security and IoT, with the help of about 1,000 partners.
Russia is often suspected as a hotspot of hacking and state-sponsored hacking activity, and the FA has revealed its concern that sensitive information like injury, squad selection and tactics could be exposed. The steps taken by the FA to strengthen its cyber security ahead of the 2018 World Cup are equally simple and effective.
Twenty minutes on the tube with no WiFi is twenty minutes I could have spent preparing for my board meeting, or emailing my team with information they need to be productive. When we are disconnected, communication is suspended, and being productive is near impossible.
This year, not every business has been awarded an A* in cyber security. Be it an accidental data leak, an employee falling foul of phishing, or vulnerabilities that are yet to be patched, most companies have plenty of room for improvement. With a new school term about to begin, six experts have come together to give a one-off class in effective cyber security.