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ICYMI Through September 20, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 09/24/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Some people will go anywhere to avoid email, like the four who just returned from two days in orbit. You know, the “three ordinary people and a billionaire philanthropist.” Ante up, said Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa last month, announcing he’s selected 20 finalists, soon to be cut to eight, to ride with him on a SpaceX rocket to the moon. Also flying high? These newstips.

Datamation says we may be distracted by the security problems of ransomware right now but offers up “5 Trends in IoT Security.”

Of course, more IoT projects mean more attack surfaces, and more work for cybersecurity teams. This message is amplified by Kaspersky’s report that IoT device attacks doubled in the first half of 2021, partly because of remote work.

IoT and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) team up in a new mobile defibrillator. A phone app displays whether or not the automated external defibrillator will help, and the IoT module calls emergency and hospital personnel.

Information Age provides an overview of “The main types of IoT sensors in the market today.”

There’s a big push to add “nutrition labels,” to IoT devices to improve security.

If you have insurance agency clients, you may already know that IoT is disrupting insurance brokers’ business practices.

Commercial real estate is a major IoT focus, especially where IoT lowers energy consumption in commercial buildings.

Albuquerque Business First profiled Christian Chavez as one of its Inno Under 25 honorees for his work creating an IoT sensor to monitor the temperature of compost.

CyberMDX got some love from the Gartner Internet of Things Hype Cycle for its work on threat prevention for medical devices and clinical networks.

Here’s an investment letter bullish on IoT because of lightbulbs and the new Matter interoperability standards.

Those in the military vertical may already know this, but Northrup Grumman has a nice article on how advanced networking is making an Internet of Warfighting Things.

Those Down Under (not to be confused with the Upside Down) relying on some of the 185 million devices connected through Cisco’s IoT Control Centre should appreciate the new five-year agreement between Telstra and Cisco to continue the service.

TechCrunch covers the history and future of IoT in physical security, looking first at IP cameras.

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Use a Raspberry Pi to protect apple orchards from dangerous pests.