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Five steps to performing an effective data security risk assessment

To reduce risk, IT teams need to minimize the threats they're exposed to, the vulnerabilities that exist in their environments, or a combination of both. From the business side, management may also decide to evaluate the business impact of each data asset and take measures to reduce it. The central risk team must assign risk values of high, medium, or low for the potential loss of each valuable data asset. Using this process, a company can determine which data asset risks need to be prioritized.

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Why Cyberattacks Are the No. 1 Risk

Business leaders in advanced economies see cyberattacks as their single biggest threat, even more so than terrorist attacks. This is no surprise because the business risks associated with cybercrime are growing along with companies' ever-increasing dependence on technology. Moreover, the massive growth in the use of smart devices has opened up a universe of new ways for cybercriminals to launch attacks through large-scale botnets. Modern corporate innovation and growth must be balanced against cyber-risk and IT stability.

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Top IoT Trends in 2019

The Internet of things is anything related to devices which are connected to the internet. We all are surrounded by such devices in our routine life. This is the reason why IoT development trends have shown remarkable growth in recent years. The continuous explorations by IoT development companies are the reason behind the constant changes in the Internet of Things Trends. Here are Top IoT trends in 2019. These Internet-of-Things trends in 2019 will surely upheave our lifestyle in some new surprising ways.

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Will Edge Computing IIoT solutions be a real trend in 2019?

The benefits of using Edge Computing / Machine Learning solutions are very attractive to manufacturers because allows minimize latency, conserve network bandwidth, operate reliably with quick decisions, collect and secure a wide range of data, and move data to the best place for processing with better analysis and insights of local data. The ROI in such IIoT Solutions is very attractive. But they will never get these benefits if they do not step up and change your outdated attitude and start soon their IIoT journey aimed at to provide tangible and innovative business value.

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IoT’s Real Impact on Business

As the adoption of IoT began to ramp up, more things became apparent — particularly regarding the benefits it can offer the average operation. By utilizing the data collected and transmitted from connected devices, companies have seen unprecedented efficiency and cost improvements, but also many boons to oversight. These changes are largely positive, and they’re reported across all industries, from manufacturing to modern health care. However, all this change means the entire business world is in a constant state of flux, and it will stay that way, at least for the foreseeable future.

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Resolving IoT Security Issues with Blockchain Technology

The potentials that exist in the application of blockchain technology and the Internet of Things are huge. The implementation of a blockchain decentralized approach to an entire IoT network can help in many ways. It will ensure proper security by ensuring the privacy and protection of data at all levels. In addition, blockchain can help resolve scalability issues and provide an effective functioning of the system as well. This article comes with an emphasis on network security.

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How to Better Manage Data Across Devices

Bringing new technologies and devices aboard is non-negotiable for businesses these days. Whether it’s cloud computing for data access or a new productivity app that keeps every member of a team safe, technology is helping us do more with less — and remain profitable as competition heats up. But the data powering today’s business technology introduces potential risk too. Here’s a look at how to remain security-minded as you figure out how to make your business data more mobile and accessible.

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Three critical data considerations for IoT analytics success

Analytics is inextricably linked to digital transformation efforts. It’s reasonable to say that without analytics, digital transformation is unlikely to be successful. With IoT-generated data rapidly increasing, businesses must have a clear picture of their desired outcomes in order to ensure that the analytics technology used to gain insight from that data is aligned with business needs. Any complete implementation of IoT analytics will require hundreds of decisions, but there are three vital ones that profoundly shape the optimal architecture for a business.

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How banks can create a successful IoT strategy

The hand-shake between the consumer side and the supplier side in any transaction between things requires a financial exchange. This puts banks and payments at the center of every IoT ecosystem. In the future, as self-driving cars pay for tolls and fuels, payments will have to evolve to talk to these smart cars. In a smart city, banks will facilitate the exchange of not just finances but also customer information among various players in an ecosystem, for building services best suited for citizens. A successful IoT strategy for banks must span the three stages of the information value-chain.

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5G and smart cities trends for 2019

Smart cities are technologically led plans to create improvements in the urban built environment.  Major trends in the smart city space are expected to impact urban areas for the next five years. We can see the rise of 5G and smart cities are closely aligned with the expected growth in IoT.In fact, over the next decade there will be an increase in the adoption of IoT technologies in the development of smart city infrastructure and 5G network trials.

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IoT Opens Gates to New Recurring Billing and Usage-Based Pricing Opportunities

According to one survey, 38% of IoT businesses generate at least half of their revenue from their hardware, with the rest of their revenue derived from the complementary services. Within the next few years, that same percentage will be generating at least half of their income from services, with a lower portion of revenue generation from the hardware itself. This is great news for businesses monetizing the IoT trend. However, let’s dig into some basics about that monetization process.

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The Ever-Changing IoT Standards Landscape: What Will 2019 Hold?

Research indicates the IoT Platform market will continue to accelerate in as more businesses prioritize their transformation into IoT data-driven companies. Spending on IoT Platform-related software and services for connected business solutions is forecast by IoT Analytics to grow at a rate of 39% per year until 2023, in line with estimates from other firms including Gartner and IDC. With the continued growth and fragmentation of the IoT platform market let us know how IoT platforms and related industry standards might shake out in the New Year.

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IoT devices now top priority for cybercriminals

Internet of Things devices are now cybercriminals' top attack target and have managed to surpass web, application services, and email servers. Hackers commonly used global internet scans searching for open remote administration services to discover and then infect IoT devices. Organisations need to brace themselves for impact because IoT attack opportunities are virtually endless and the process of building Thingbots is more widespread than ever. Unfortunately, it is going to take material loss of revenue for IoT device manufacturers or significant costs incurred by organisations implementing these devices, before any meaningful security advances are achieved.

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How 5G will enable the next generation of IoT deployments

IoT is one of the most exciting and diverse industries. The promise of 5G is that of ubiquitous, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective real-time communications. It will, therefore, become fundamental in how businesses and society operates more broadly. With the right edge software and trust in the network, both technologies will revolutionise the likes of wearables, cities and robots. IoT will develop a new generation of value alongside 5G, with the edge a hotbed of innovation.

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Top 10 Ways Internet Of Things And Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

Combining blockchain’s distributed ledger framework with the Internet of Things’ (IoT) proven real-time monitoring and tracking capability is redefining supply chains. Blockchain shows potential for increasing the speed, scale, and visibility of supply chains, eliminating counterfeit-goods transactions while also improving batching, routing and inventory control. Blockchain’s shared, distributed ledger architecture is becoming a growth catalyst for IoT’s adoption and commercial use in organizations. Blockchain and IoT are defining the future of supply chains based on the initial success of Proof of Concept (POC) pilots focused on the logistics, storage and track-and-trace areas of supply chains across manufacturing. 

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Internet of Things trends for 2019

The IoT market is very likely to continue its upward trajectory in the market, especially with the height of focus from major vendors over the past year. While 2018 demonstrated a year of increased IoT focus from vendors, we expect 2019 to bring more of the same. Analyst firm Forrester predicts that 85 percent of firms will implement or plan to implement IoT solutions in 2019. Adoption is particularly expected to surge across the manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and utilities industries.

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Machine Learning Managed Services: Can Big Tech Provide Viable Alternatives to IIoT Predictive Maintenance Software?

Ad-hoc open source tools that do not scale or address the specific predictive maintenance requirements of an industrial plant cannot be used to bypass the big data skill-set gap in the job market. This article will address certain issues such as whether  machine learning managed services reduce the need for skilled big data scientists, the role for open source machine learning for IIoT predictive maintenance,  the risks of using machine learning managed services for IIoT predictive maintenance,  the requirements for IIoT predictive maintenance software, and  ways to use IIoT predictive maintenance software without hiring big data scientists.

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Robotics and Education

One can easily say that one of the best fields out there that can be an intersection of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics is Robotics. Today, we look at Robotics with a point of view and understand its subtle and not so subtle benefits. We need to understand what the scope of robotics being talked about. The robotics here, in general, is referred to as the simplistic approach to the application of electronics that students in elementary and high school levels can cope with, and appreciate.

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IoT Feeds Data Stream to AI Application Converge for Real-time, Sideline Insights

AI and IoT are complimentary. IoT data sensors provide the raw material for AI-based applications and create enormous data volumes, often streaming. Today, much of that is unused or lost. Data without analytics is value not yet realized. An analytics-based AI application sifts that data stream for insights and automates actions. With new IoT applications creating a wealth of data, an AI approach might be the most efficient and fastest way to pull insights from the real-time data stream.

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Tackling Cybersecurity from the Inside Out

In addition to protecting their organizations from external threats, IT leaders mustn't neglect the internal breaches — intentional or accidental — that still pose a major threat. Continuous trainings and clear instructions help build awareness among staff, and policy enforcement and monitoring can ensure that employees will pay attention to them. Instead of treating security as a bothersome cost, the smartest enterprises will make online security a regular part of doing business and use it to differentiate themselves from their competitors who are still behind the curve.

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IoT data analytics: the real wealth for business

IoT combines the ability to gather and analyze data, communicate with connected devices, and trigger actions based on the analysis performed. The technology is mainly used to automate parts of businesses that require constant analysis and prompt responses. However, a business should realize the value of the wealth of data that is generated by the IoT network to perform its autonomous functions. Businesses can use IoT analytics as an upgrade to their existing big data initiatives.

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Don’t get caught in an IoT security nightmare

In the rush to connect every possible thing to powerful insight-generating capabilities in the cloud, there is the need to carefully evaluate and secure every component of the IoT ecosystem. Failing to do so can be a big mistake, especially in light of the devastating attacks that have already taken place and the risk of seemingly-innocuous IoT devices becoming the source of broader compromise of enterprise security. IT and security departments should have no difficulty making security provisions for IoT a high priority.

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How the IoT Can Contribute to Our Green Future

Data stored in the IoT can be used for nearly everything so long as people are creative enough to find the uses. A hot- topic in the world right now is global warming and saving the environment. IoT is here to help. The data in the IoT is a wealth of knowledge from devices around the world. The information is then viewed and sorted so users can make smart choices on difficult decisions. Here's a look at five ways the IoT might be able to contribute to the future of going green.

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Best practices for IoT security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to grow significantly over the coming years. This growth is being driven by the promise of increased insight, enhanced customer satisfaction, and greater efficiency. These benefits are made possible as sensor data from devices and the power of Internet-based cloud services converge. One of the key concerns related to the successful adoption of the IoT is having sufficiently strong security mechanisms in place throughout the ecosystem—to mitigate the increased security risks of connecting devices to the Internet.

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