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IoT promises to revolutionize the way we live and work, but many people are still concerned about security. Fortunately, recent news from the tech industry indicates that security will be less of an issue for small businesses and startups that want to break into the scene. That is because researchers Mark Stanislav and Zach Lanier of Duo Security have announced the creation of a partnership of vendors, security experts and other researchers to create BuildItSecure.ly, a new venture that is intended to help small businesses address security concerns in IoT technologies.
Coalition for IoT security
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The Brivo and Corcoran collaboration advances as we continue to explore ways in which technology can enhance the museum experience. To do this the Corcoran students are using things like beacons, wearables, locks, 3D, virtual reality, augmented reality,
etc. to help create a more unique experience for the visitor. For example, through wearable technology there are many options for tracking and detecting. If the space could use these innovations to identify the museum patron as they enter, the entire experience could be tailored specifically to them, from the delivery of specific content, to their language preference.
What would an exhibit experience look like if we were to leverage some of these technologies?
The Internet is for people, but with more semi-autonomous devices connecting to each other, there is a rising need for a separate Internet for things. IoT has been a buzzword for a few years now, but, as of 2014, most devices connect to the Internet with the same Wi-Fi people use to check Facebook and share cat pictures. A new partnership called the Thread Group is about to change that with a special Wi-Fi protocol exclusively for machines.
Internet for robots
The Thread Group was founded by IoT big shots from Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, Silicon Labs, Yale Security and Bigass Fans, but they are willing to accept any company that works with home automation.
You’re responsible for the safety and security of several building access points for your organization. You love the fact that you can manage who can come in and out of your building locations by utilizing the Brivo OnAir cloud-based access control system. You love that you can view access events from one simple user interface, from anywhere and at anytime. You can unlock doors or receive alerts from the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer game or while enjoying your weekend morning coffee at the local doughnut shop. You can even capture and watch video associated to access events within the same Brivo console.
IoT is going to change the way we interact with our environment. Within the next few years, it is likely that your mobile device will house much of your identity, not only as a consumer, but as a person. It will have information like your birth date, as well as your purchasing history and what brands you prefer. Your digital identity might even have critical medical information about you, which could help save your life in an emergency. This means that other smart devices in your area will be able to interact with you as an individual, which will lead to the emergence of what we call “social spaces.”
Sure, the people around you might still be wrapped up in their own little digital worlds, but if you enter a social space with a smartphone, you’ll be greeted by name by the space itself.
IoT is proving to be the next battleground for trend-setting mega-corps Google and Apple, but in late June, a dark horse entered the race. Quirky, a New-York based startup, has introduced Wink, a new product intended to function as a kind of control panel for IoT devices.
Who is Quirky?
If you haven’t heard of Quirky yet, you’re about to. This small company has made waves with their popular crowdsourced prototyping services. Quirky is a great example of the amazing potential for monkeys with typewriters, or in this case, 3D printers. Each week, the team at Quirky’s Manhattan offices sifts through thousands of product ideas, selects three of them and begins making those products a reality.
In our last blog post, we talked about the broad implications of IoT for industry and commercial organizations, reserving a detailed discussion of the relevance of M2M frameworks for CIOs for this piece. Beyond transforming everyday life for consumers, IoT may present challenges along with opportunities for major advances in IT and business performance.
In addition to the sheer novelty of the technologies used, the growing world of connected devices poses a number of difficulties that have made companies hesitant to hop on the IoT bandwagon, despite the enticing promises of IoT and M2M. In fact, CIO, citing a Forrester whitepaper, noted that technological immaturity was only one among a variety of concerns inhibiting executives from turning to M2M innovations.
Due to the nature of their field, CIOs are constantly confronted with new technological developments and the challenges that come with them, from mobile communications to connected devices. IoT is among the newest–and most intriguing–advances on the horizon for IT executives.
Because the M2M environment is still in its earliest stages, it’s hard to tell what increased connectivity will lead to and what consequences it will have for CIOs. This uncertainty hasn’t stopped industry experts from discussing and speculating on the impact that IoT is bound to have on commercial organizations.
In an article for Forbes, for example, Howard Baldwin wrote about a recent gathering of technological and business specialists who focused on the challenges and prospects that will come with a world of connected devices.
The world of technology is constantly transforming, leading to upheavals in every industry, from computer applications to physical security. The growing prevalence of software as a service has been one of the major trends in IT in recent years, with the advent of cloud functionality necessitating changes in enterprise data structures.
In fact, Juniper Research recently published a study that predicts a multimillion dollar increase in SaaS earnings over the next several years. Revenues for the sector reached $23.2 billion in 2013, but are expected to hit a high of $53.5 billion in 2018, more than doubling in the course of only 5 years.