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ICYMI Through July 18, 2022

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 08/01/2022
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Welcome to mid-July, where every temperature is above average, and many are far above, as in ridiculously higher than normal. Fargo, N.D., usually only pops up in quirky movie discussions or the coldest temperatures lists, yet Monday it will hit 102 degrees. Yup, Fargo, over 100. Does that woodchipper come with air conditioning?

Microsoft Defender for IoT adds extra protection for enterprise IoT devices.

“The smart residence starts at the front door.” So says Parks Associates in this article about the rise of smart locks and smart access control. Big push in multi-dwelling units as well. Once inside, however, the goal is for smart home platforms to provide seamless management.

Speaking of hot, the IoT continues to increase the number of connections, which were up 22% in 2021, says Smart Cities World.

Wi-Fi keeps growing in growing countries to the point that Nigeria is preparing Wi-FiIoT regulations as 5G coverage expands.

The WiFi Alliance is pushing back on the idea that Wi-Fi doesn’t handle the IoT well. Not true, they say, and Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and 7 specs will support lower power along with lower latency for IoT applications.

We’ll never not talk about security in IoT. This week we present a look at the Industrial IoT and security. One of the many problems? IIoT/OT security projects often take a backseat to other security initiatives, says CSO.

Ligado Networks teamed up with Sony Semiconductor Israel to develop chips for Ligado’s 5G mobile satellite IoT network.

Kaspersky offers up its new IoT Secure Gateway 1000 with the latest Cyber Immune software.

This week’s newbie IoT security article is from Digital Journal.

Good news for those in Europe looking for IoT jobs in the power industry, since hiring is up considerably over the last quarter.

The Arab News outlines how Saudi Arabia is using smart wearables and smartphones to improve convenience and safety with a “Smart Hajj.” Should be fully realized by 2030.

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The weather will change from hot and hotter before long, so be ready to monitor your local climate environment with this IoT weather logger.