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The Azure cloud wants to power the Internet of Things

Before turning over the Keynote podium at Microsoft’s Tech Ed Europe 2014 event to another Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Joe Bellfiore, Jason Zander brought two recent success stories to his audience’s attention: the London Underground, “a user of Azure with Read more ›

As Cyber Attacks Grow in Volume and Intensity, The Long Term Viability of an Internet of Things Should be Reconsidered

Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. are starting to directly feel the pain of the increased daily volume of cyber attacks, not to mention the malicious intent of the payloads they often include. Whether this pain amounts Read more ›

Building a Data Security Model for the Internet of Things

Two executives from Cisco jointly presented a Keynote at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. The Keynote was titled The New Model of Security Christopher Young, Senior Vice President, Security Business Group, and Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Read more ›

Intel Introduces an embedded platform for industrial and automation markets and talks up 64-bit processors for tablets

On February 25, 2014, Intel® published a press release on its new embedded platform for industrial and automation markets. Titled “Intel Introduces Family of Virtualization Solutions for Industrial Systems”, the press release focuses on a new embedded system from Intel’s Read more ›

Strong Quarterly Reports from NVidia and Control4 Point to Growing Consumer Appetite for New Smart Devices

The most recent quarterly earnings reports from NVIDIA and Control4 point to an increasing retail consumer appetite for home automation and “web connected” mobile transportation systems (cars). The expansion of automated features for automobile drivers is new, but the resurgence Read more ›

ProofPoint Uncovers Successful Malicious eMail Activity and Finds Security Holes in the Internet of Things

On January 16, 2014 ProofPoint published a press release, titled ProofPoint Uncovers Internet of Things (IoT) Cyberattack. According to the company, some 750K “Phishing and SPAM emails” were uncovered through ProofPoint’s efforts. The sources of these attacks were traced back Read more ›