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Protecting Modern IoMT Against Cybersecurity Challenges

Even though the healthcare industry has been slower to adopt Internet of Things technologies than other industries, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is destined to transform how we keep people safe and healthy, especially as the demand for lowering healthcare costs increases. The Internet of Medical Things refers to the connected system of medical devices and applications that collect data that is then provided to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks.


IoT Devices - Why Risk Assessment is Critical to Cybersecurity

As technology continues to pervade modern-day society, security and trust have become significant concerns. This is particularly due to the plethora of cyber attacks that target organizations, governments and society. The traditional approach to address such challenges has been to conduct cybersecurity risk assessments that seek to identify critical assets, the threats they face, the likelihood of a successful attack and the harm that may be caused.


Protecting your home from physical and cyber attacks

By 2025, it is estimated that there will be over 64 billion IoT devices around the world, with an increasing number being used around the home by mainstream consumers. Although these devices offer convenience and ease, homeowners need to be responsible for ensuring their security and safe upkeep. In the same way that homeowners add security systems to protect the physical aspects of a property, taking steps to improve the security of IoT devices will keep connected smart systems safe from attack.

The Importance of Security in IoT

IoT, or the Internet of Things, has made its way into every corner of our lives. Once upon a time, the idea of an inescapable internet may have seemed like a far-off dream. Today, it’s our reality. Internet connected devices are everywhere—from our fitness trackers to our vehicles and appliances. These devices track our sleep patterns, enable us to set our coffee machines remotely, and find our pets after they have wandered off, among countless other tasks.


Community Highlight: How Timbergrove Uses InfluxDB to Offer a Smart Workplace Kit

Timbergrove is an American-based creative technology studio and consulting firm. For over a decade, Timbergrove has been using hardware and software to solve business problems. Timbergrove has a unique culture compared to other workplaces. They use their status as an IBM Preferred Business Partner to draw on enterprise-grade resources while remaining lean and agile. Timbergrove balances the fun, scrappy startup vibe with solid processes and methodologies that their enterprise clients can trust.


66% of North American Homes Have Multiple IoT Devices

A new survey has found that North American homes have the highest density of Internet of Things (IoT) devices of any region in the world. Stanford University and Avast published a research paper titled All Things Considered which was based on the data from user-initiated networks scans of 83 million devices in 16 million homes. Home IoT refers to devices like smart TVs, printers, gaming consoles, and surveillance equipment.


Cyber-Security Of The Fridge: Assessing The Internet Of Things Threat

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.


Building a Data Stream for IoT with NiFi and InfluxDB

Apache NiFi has been a game changer in the world of IoT, allowing you to automate the transformation and flow of data from IoT, and any edge, sensor to just about anywhere you want. In addition to supporting mission-critical data volumes with rigorous security, data provenance and compliance requirements, NiFi provides developers with a drag-and-drop UI for flow-based programming and automatic “real-time” deployment of new flows.


An Open Technology Stack for Industrial IoT

AMMP Technologies runs monitoring for energy systems, usually off mini-grids in Africa. The company uses Grafana to monitor interface with physical objects that are not servers or containers. “It’s interesting how a toolkit for visualizing essentially internet/computer/server metrics is so well-suited to working with real-life streaming data,” AMMP Cofounder Svet Bajlekov said during his talk at GrafanaCon L.A.