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Looking Back On IoT In 2016


The Internet of Things was going great guns for most of 2016. Until October 21, that is. That’s the date of the coordinated cyberattacks on Dyn, an Internet performance management services firm. The distributed denial-of-service attacks quickly had impacts on Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, Twitter, and other popular websites. Dyn was able to fight off the aggressive att... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


Security Last month’s distributed denial-of-service cyberattacks have put the spotlight on poorly secured or insecure Internet of Things devices. "The harsh reality is that cybersecurity is not even on the radar of many manufacturers," said Trent Telford, CEO of Covata, an Internet security firm. "Security will eventually become more of a priority, but it may well be too late for this genera... » read more

The Week In Review: IoT


The Internet of Things "doesn't just mean tiny devices," said Charlene Marini, vice president of segment marketing at ARM. "It needs a network." Speaking at the Mentor/ARM Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., this week, she identified several key elements in her presentation, titled “Enabling the Ecosystem for the Backbone of IoT." Among them: Capacity and latency, scalability, agility, infrastruct... » read more