Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. Contact him via email or Twitter.

IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

Rating IoT devices to gauge their impact on your network

Rating IoT devices to gauge their impact on your network

With the wide range of internet of things devices being connected to business networks, there’s no cookie-cutter solution to building networks to support them, but assessing their needs can help.

IoT roundup: Smart buildings, airport headaches and off to Paris

IoT roundup: Smart buildings, airport headaches and off to Paris

This week’s internet of things roundup takes a trip to the airport to learn how IoT can ease security line angst and then jets off for Paris and India.

Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft says default passwords, unpatched devices, poor inventory of IoT gear led to exploits against companies by Russia's STRONTIUM hacking group.

Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Critical vulnerabilities have been found in WindRiver’s VxWorks’ real-time operating system that powers an advertised 2B connected devices, including some networking gear.

IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of cattle, and restaurants use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators.

Report: Smart-city IoT isn’t smart enough yet

Report: Smart-city IoT isn’t smart enough yet

A report from Forrester Research details vulnerabilities affecting smart-city internet of things (IoT) infrastructure and offers some methods of mitigation.

Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s advice for enterprise use of the upcoming Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard covers AP placement, spectrum and planning.

IoT roundup: Robot boats; AT&T makes IoT partner deals

IoT roundup: Robot boats; AT&T makes IoT partner deals

AT&T is allying with HPE, AVSystem, Passtime to provide IoT options; MIT collaborates on autonomous 'roboats' to ply the waters of Amsterdam’s canals.

Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Many telehealth initiatives tap into wireless networking supplied by service providers that may start offering services such as Citizen's Band and 5G to support remote medical care.

Report: Mirai tries to wrap its tentacles around SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks’ security team says an update of the infamous IoT-focused Mirai software targets enterprise-grade SD-WAN appliances

IoT Roundup: New research on IoT security, Microsoft leans into IoT

IoT Roundup: New research on IoT security, Microsoft leans into IoT

Verizon sets up widely available narrow-band IoT service, while most Americans think IoT manufacturers should ensure their products protect personal information.

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