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ICYMI through October 1, 2018

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 10/08/2018

Sports fans love October, because the three major American sports fight for time on TV. The NFL starts the fifth week of the season today, baseball playoffs start this week, and before the World Series, basketball will be playing games that count. Now that drones can drop snacks on the front porch, couch potatoes, er, avid sports fans can stay close to the TV. But that much sports time means some interesting IoT news snuck by during the choreographed touchdown dances, so let’s catch up.

Security, of course of course

Microsoft announced at ROScon in Madrid (Robot Operating System) an experimental release of ROS1 for Windows. Plan is to include features like IoT and machine learning and more inside Windows 10. That will certainly make IoT more secure, right?

California SB 327 bill, which requires all devices that can connect to the Internet to implement “reasonable security features,” was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Specific details include demanding all devices come with unique passwords or a way to force users to create their own, and, well, not much more. Maybe it will help.

Academia is catching on to IoT security issues. Hence the University of Kansas conference on October 2, 2018 on “Securing the Internet of Things.

NISTIR 8228 (Draft) “Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks“ is now available for reading and commenting.

Funny IoT and home automation video if you haven’t seen it. Beware your dentist!

Money, of course of course

Forbes Magazine outlines “3 Ways To Get Results From Your IoT Strategies.” Manufacturers adopting IoT into their product strategies predict 67 percent of their entire product portfolios will be smart, connected products in two years.

Every market is ripe for IoT, including defense contractors, says “Future battlefields: how the wars of tomorrow will be fought.”

Think “wearables” is synonymous with “smart watches”? Billionaires and venture capital guys Steve Case (AOL etc.) and Dan Gilbert (Quicken Loans) highlighted some other applications of wearable tech from companies well beyond Silicon Valley. Like, for instance, Detroit-based GuardHat, which is improving industrial hard hats with IoT.

Seeking Alpha (for people with money to invest) does a deep dive into IIoT in the article “Making Sense Of The Industrial Internet Of Things (Lessons From GE Digital).”

Need another nudge to investigate Industrial IoT? Try this: “How predictive maintenance is changing IIoT.

Prefer the marketing industry instead? “How the Internet of Things is Transforming Digital Marketing.”

DZone, the website with more than a million developers subscribed, flips an old phrase into “IoT Is Eating the World.”