Internet of Things

Batten down the hatches: Semafone predicts new onslaught of cyber-attacks in 2018

Guildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centers, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.

1) Mainstream breakthroughs for futuristic technologies

Aricent’s Leadership in Innovation, Design and Engineering is Recognized by Zinnov for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Santa Clara, California — December 11, 2017 — Aricent, a global design and engineering company, today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the company has been recognized as an industry forerunner in Product Engineering Services (PES) by Zinnov. Honoring Aricent’s outstanding market performance in innovation, R&D and design, the Zinnov Zones 2017 PES report positioned Aricent as a leader in six key areas including Embedded Systems, Telecommunications, Automotive and Semiconductors.

Blockchain, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence And Wireless Technologies Will Reshape Digital Business In 2018

London, UK – 24 October 2017 – Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.

Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet

IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

Leveraging GSM connectivity without reliance on cellular data or SMS, the Thingstream Starter Kit will allow a device to connect to almost any GSM network, worldwide; and communicate with applications via MQTT messaging.

The Starter Kit is comprised of both hardware and software, including:

Global Vodafone Survey Shows Strong Cyber Security Helps Businesses To Grow

A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies[1] seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defense. 

The research showed a number of perceived benefits that strong cyber security can bring to the relationship between an organization and its customers:

New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

27 June 2017 – WatchGuard®’s  latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences.

Other key findings from the Q1 2017 report include: