2020 Tech Trend: Self-sovereign identity makes data shared in an ecosystem more valuable

As organizations focus on data-driven business models to remain competitive, they will increasingly seek to collaborate with partners and exchange data. Data shared in an ecosystem is more valuable than data locked in a silo because it leads to new innovations and customer experiences. This trend is playing out in many industries including transportation, logistics, […]

5G networks slowly being built out

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Verizon rolled out 5G network service to four cities in October 2018, which I noted last March when I wrote, “Given that 5G is far from ubiquitous, it will be a few years before everyone everywhere is hurtling down the cyberspace fast lane.” Still true! That being said, definite progress has been made in rolling […]

Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

Negative consequences of IoT could extend beyond cybersecurity

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a 78-page technology assessment of emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their implications. Internet of Things: Status and Implications of an Increasingly Connected World was conducted at the request of Congress, and involved a review of current literature and expert input. Report authors named information security as […]

Sensors and Sensibility: The Internet of Things

Buzzwords of warning The IT industry thrives on buzzwords. It’s the industry’s fashion catwalk, and there are a large number of examples where existing products have been re-named to include and associate with a new trend. By far the biggest example in recent years is Cloud. In fact because the renaming was so rife, it […]