ICYMI Through 7/1/19
It’s a jolly good July 1st as Wimbledon starts across the pond, assuming you’re reading this somewhere besides England. Fans of irony and tennis appreciate Americans winning at Wimbledon on Independence Day. This year, no American men are favorites, but on the ladies side you can’t count out the Williams sisters. Serena has won Wimbledon seven times, and sister Venus has hoisted the trophy five different years. Venus, the oldest player in the women’s draw (39), is on court today against the youngest player, American Coco Gauff (15). Hardly seems fair. But pre-Wimbledon excitement caused us to miss a few newsbits, so let’s catch up.
Starting with security
World battlefields have gone cyber, and The National Interest discusses protecting IoT from attacks. They expect 75 billion connected IoT devices out in the world by 2025. Let’s hope the Defense Department’s Comply to Connect (C2C) program works. Even better if that idea crosses over into commercial networks.
Maybe WISeKey can help with that, since its Trusted Hardware to the Cloud Ecosystem has been installed on over four billion devices.
Medical cyberhacks are real as evidenced by Medtronic recalling two models of insulin pumps.
For those who love a deep dive, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just released NISTIR 8228. Title is, “Consideration for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks.“
Various areas to be secured
When will Industrial IoT devices get smart enough to support a layer of abstraction, making standardized software more common? EE Times says, “Software Integration Key to IIoT,” and the article discusses standards suggested by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
Who needs a hub for your home IoT controls if you have a smartphone? Nobody, according to Legrand AV Residential with a new smart lighting kit for Apple HomeKit. Use your iPhone or iPad to control all the light switches and smart plugs. Or Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant if you feel chatty.
Forbes describes how the U.K. Government invested $28 million in various high-tech farming projects. $1.5 million goes to a company making a soft fruit robot that picks strawberries.
If you’re in logistics you probably know this, but global shipping companies are big into IoT with devices attached to shipping containers and more.
Radio Bridge, makers of low-cost, long-range sensors, signed up with Senet to sell its products through the connectivity company.
Near Milwaukee? If so, check out the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s IoT-heavy Connected Systems Institute. Microsoft just donated $1.5 million to keep them connecting.