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Where are all the IoT experts going to come from?

The fast growth of the internet of things (IoT) is creating a need to train cross-functional experts who can combine traditional networking and infrastructure expertise with database and reporting skills.

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7 steps to enhance IoT security

Securing the IoT is a multi-faceted effort that requires big moves as well as small adjustments to ensure networks, systems, data and devices are protected. Here are 7 security practices you might not have considered.

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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.

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Disposable $100 IoT satellites could swarm Earth's orbit

Chip-sized, miniature satellites could take internet of things-like sensing to space.

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

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IoT security vs. privacy: Which is a bigger issue?

When it comes to the internet of things (IoT), security has long been a key concern. But privacy issues could be an even bigger threat.

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Free course - Ethical Hacking: Hacking the Internet of Things

Offer extended through Aug. 31: Enterprises are deploying internet-of-things devices in their networks to reap manifold benefits, but they need expertise to properly secure them. Network World and Pluralsight have teamed up to offer...

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6 ways to make enterprise IoT cost effective

Rob Mesirow, a principal at PwC’s Connected Solutions unit, offers tips for successfully implementing internet of things (IoT) projects without breaking the bank.

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Cisco to buy IoT security, management firm Sentryo

Buying Sentryo will give Cisco support for anomaly and real-time threat detection for the industrial internet of things.

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Self-learning sensor chips won’t need networks

Scientists working on new, machine-learning networks aim to embed everything needed for artificial intelligence (AI) onto a processor, eliminating the need to transfer data to the cloud or computers.

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It’s time for the IoT to 'optimize for trust'

If we can't trust the internet of things (IoT) to gather accurate data and use it appropriately, IoT adoption and innovation are likely to suffer.

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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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Satellite-based internet possible by year-end, says SpaceX

Amazon, Tesla-associated SpaceX and OneWeb are emerging as just some of the potential suppliers of a new kind of data-friendly satellite internet service that could bring broadband IoT connectivity to most places on Earth.

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Nvidia launches edge computing platform for AI processing

EGX platform goes to the edge to do as much processing there as possible before sending data upstream to major data centers.

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Study: Most enterprise IoT transactions are unencrypted

A Zscaler report finds 91.5% of IoT communications within enterprises are in plaintext and so susceptible to interference.

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Edge-based caching and blockchain-nodes speed up data transmission

Using a combination of edge-based data caches and blockchain-like distributed networks, Bluzelle claims it can significantly speed up the delivery of data across the globe.

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Experts: Enterprise IoT enters the mass-adoption phase

Dropping hardware prices, 5G boost business internet-of-things deployments; technical complexity encourages partnerships.

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French IT giant Atos enters the edge-computing business

Atos takes a different approach to edge computing with a device called BullSequana Edge that's the size of a suitcase.

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The Traffic Jam Whopper project may be the coolest/dumbest IoT idea ever

With its Traffic Jam Whopper program, Burger King uses real-time internet of things (IoT) data to deliver burgers to drivers stuck in traffic—and it seems to be working.

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Enterprise IoT: Companies want solutions in these 4 areas

Based on customer pain points, PwC identified four areas companies are seeking enterprise solutions for, including energy use and sustainability.

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