Gov UK offers £200,000 to test security of smart devices

The UK Government has announced that organisations can now apply for up to £200,000 of funding to support research into the cyber security of Internet-connected devices. The initiative has been introduced to attempt to ensure that these connected devices are…

Zeroing in on Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, made to encourage industry members to learn about cyber risks. Smarter Technologies discusses. Although no models are truly impenetrable, we’re zeroing in on zero trust architecture as the number one thing your organisation…

ETSI publishes white paper on Edge computing security

Members from the ETSI Multi-Access Edge Computing group (ISG MEC) have just published a new white paper: ‘MEC security; Status of standards support and future evolutions‘. The white paper focuses on MEC (multi-access Edge computing) technologies and explores security-related use…

MCU selection guide: what to look for in a microcontroller?

Turn on the datasheet of a microcontroller, usually, you will find more than 300 pages in front of you. It is time-consuming and inefficient to read the pages one after one, hence knowing which specifications are important is very necessary…

Price is more important than security for smart devices say Brits

 BlackBerry Limited has revealed research exposing the cybersecurity risks created by cost-conscious home workers who prioritise security behind price. Despite 77% of smart devices in the home being purchased in the past two years, less than a third (32%) of British home…

Atlas VPN reports: 41% of business cyberattacks are through Cloud servers

Recent changes in IT infrastructure, such as companies’ transition to Cloud solutions – all of which which have been triggered by the rise in remote work – have shifted the focus of cyberattacks. Atlas VPN discusses. According to the data…

Preparing for disaster with satellite IoT

Claudia Smith, Regional Business Development Manager, Globalstar, discusses what satellite IoT technologies can do to combat natural disasters. Besides loss of life, there are other significant losses that communities suffer due to natural disasters, such as damage to infrastructure, misplacement of…

Securing industrial automation & control systems

The Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) and the International Society of Automation announced the IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM): 62443 Mappings for Asset Owners, and Product Suppliers, and Service Suppliers. “This new guidance adds the service provider role. It extends the…

IoT security fears fall by over 30%

Fears over security have become less of a concern for organisations adopting IoT solutions than it was five years ago, according to a recent study by Wi-SUN Alliance. The Journey to IoT Maturity, a follow-up to Wi-SUN’s ‘state of the…

Quantum computing’s potential – and its potential concerns

Quantum computing (QC) may prove the next major step in technology, as it even surpasses the value of super computers. Sam Holland looks at QC and considers both the capabilities and the downfalls that may come with it. An introduction…