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…

Networked devices increase cyber attack risk for building systems

Companies face an increasing but under-recognised threat from cyber attacks on building systems and facilities managers need to act now with IT professionals to address the issue, as this piece from independent research and advisory firm Verdantix warns. The above…

Manufacturers expect cyberattacks to increase in the next 12 months

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that 51% of industrial organisations believe that the number of cyberattacks on smart factories is likely to increase over the next 12 months. Yet nearly half (47%) of manufacturers say cybersecurity…

Accelerating the implementation of smart manufacturing

Apacer and ASUS Cloud decided to collaborate to improve data security for remote device management in industrial applications, particularly smart factories. ASUS Cloud and Apacer worked together to help a major client – a provider of independent semiconductor assembling and…