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‘Internet of Things’ poised to change the face of connectivity

06 Nov

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“India Internet of Things Week”- 2014, with the theme “Link your World” powered by UNICOM Learning was recently organized in three major metro cities viz. Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. The event also hosted the prestigious contest for startups – “IoT Tech 10” to identify select ten IoT startUps based in India. The contest was aimed to identify India’s most innovative and successful start-up company in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). EXILANT, INVENTROM, CARIQ, ALTIUX, TAGPLUG, EPSILONELECTRONICS, COOEY and INFOZECH were the 8 start-up companies that were selected and also grabbed the Certificate of Honour & Memento from the organizers and knowledge partners – IBM and Intel.

IoT week also identified and explored how the Internet of Things will re-shape interactions with the real and virtual world in the coming years. The 3 day conference brought together leading IoT companies, start-ups and the developer/ professional community to exchange their ideas with the practical application and utilization of Internet of Things under one roof. It also focused on the ways in which Machine-to-Machine technologies (M2M) and the Internet of the Things (IoT) can be utilized to vastly improve business processes, minimize risk, spur innovation, and drive revenue.

” The IoT conference was a necessity considering that it is a field that has a lot of futuristic potential. Thanks to Unicom for doing a fantastic job addressing the need of the software industry with conferences and events in such niche fields. It is always a pleasure to present at a Unicom conference and I look forward to more such events in future.” said Sujit Balan, Director Engineering from Globologic

According to the recent IoT policy in India, government aims to create an IoT industry of USD 15 billion by 2020 in India which will increase national device connectivity from the current 200 million to over 2.7 billion by that time. The number of internet-connected devices (12.5 billion) surpassed the number of human beings (7 billion) on the planet in 2011, and by 2020, Internet-connected devices are expected to be between 26 billion and 50 billion globally.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) may sound like a business buzzword, but in reality, it’s a real technological revolution that will impact everything we do. The main objective of our initiative was to stimulate and promote entrepreneurial drive in INDIA in the area of IoT and help new IoT Product Technology start-ups to emerge. This also included, extending support to the venture from the idea to the launching stage, promoting and rewarding the start-up projects and companies” said Nitesh Naveen, CEO, UNICOM Learning.

This event created a platform for potential start-ups to meet IoT experts to attend keynote presentation, participate in the interactive sessions and network with experienced Business and Technical practitioners from start-up companies involved in production/processing in the area of M2M and Internet of Things i.e. application providers, platform companies, and device manufacturers participated in the conference.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is a gigantic wave of new possibility that is destined to change the face of technology and IoT is poised to give a whole new meaning to the adage “Work smarter, not harder” added Nitesh Naveen, CEO, UNICOM Learning.

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Securing the Internet of Things in a Connected World

17 May
With the emergence of devices that connect to the Internet such as Google Glass, keeping track of devices and what information they are accessing on the network has become harder for IT staff.

According to an IDC United States report from October 2013 called Worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) 2013-2020 Forecast: Billions of Things, Trillions of Dollars, there will be approximately 212 billion IoT devices in use globally by 2020, all of which will need securing.

Cisco Australia general manager of security Glenn Welby told Computerworld Australia that as more IoT devices enter the market, this will just provide more ways for cyber criminals to attack networks.

The vendor has taken the step of testing its own networks for IoT threats. According to Welby, Cisco’s CSO introduced malware into the network by using the vendor’s own Telepresence unified communications units.

He warned it is “not possible” to stop cyber criminals getting into networks because there are only two types of organisations: one that is aware of its security problem, and the other that is not.

“Organisations must change their mindset to be looking for attacks. Once you’ve been attacked, and you will be, understand what is happening. Make sure you have visibility across your infrastructure and data storage.”

Welby also suggested that IT managers start drafting wearable device policies in anticipation of devices that connect to the Internet being released in Australia.

The policy could cover areas such as what IoT or wearable devices are allowed to access corporate networks and what data can be viewed on the device.

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“Many IT managers believe that the IoT consists of new technologies and services,” Gartner US research vice president Earl Perkins said in a statement.

“Although the business use cases being identified [for the IoT] are new, the technologies and deliver them seldom are. Each IoT risk profile has specific requirements that may result in the use of old platforms with a new technology ‘overlay’ to improve performance and control,” he said.

According to Perkins, this overlay represents an “interesting challenge” for IT and security managers when delivering secure services for the IoT.

“In some cases, it may be an exercise in evaluating mainframe, Web, cloud and mobile security options as part of an overall IoT business use case.”

Perkins suggested that IT managers look at the devices they have in the workplace. If these devices are networked for communication on private networks, public networks or the Internet, they can be classified as IoT.

“IT managers will find that devices that use sensors are built with embedded systems and have a means of being identified will appear in [IoT] business use cases. Build on these use case experiences to develop common security deployment scenarios and core architectural foundations,” he said.

“The core principles of data, application, network, systems and hardware security are still applicable.”