A nice new year read by the folks at IoT For All.
The story is based on interviews with 120 experts to examine where IoT is headed this year.
No big surprise to see 5G, cloud, edge computing and smart cities called out as key focus areas.
But as a content creator, it was exciting – and a bit of a surprise – to see augmented reality included on the list.
Read the entire story here for a nice overview of what may be some of the hottest trends in IoT this year. – Russ DeVeau
–IoT in New York City – an open standards point of view
–Speaking points and Intel’s “all in” IoT message
Next generation security monitoring on display at @iKnightscope in New York City.
These R2-D2 lookalikes move around interior and exterior spaces to help keep people and places safe. They are in use in several cities around world.
I had the opportunity to meet these little guys during yesterday’s first ever New York Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI tech Meetup.
The meeting was held at the Knightscope showroom at 501 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan where I had a discussion with a Knightscope representative about cloud, edge and fog computing. These robots leverage Amazon’s cloud.
The Knightscope showroom is a haven for selfie takers and for anyone interested in seeing how robots are being used in the security space today. I saw many people stop in front of the showroom to watch in amazement as these smart robots moved around and interacted with people inside and outside the store.
Knightscope has many opportunities to position in the robotics and security spaces. The company has an incredibly fun and extremely timely industry 4.0 story to tell. – Russ DeVeau
I’ve worked in the digital identity space for quite a while supporting the global positioning of organizations, standards and a variety of security and privacy initiatives from both the technology and policy perspectives. This is why I’m keeping an eye on OneID, the newest kid on the block in the identity space. With $7 million in new funding, will OneID be the one to bring the need for multiple passwords to an end? – Russ DeVeau
M86 Security Labs recently released Threat Predictions 2012, a paper that gives an overview of some of the security risk trends of 2011, and describes a number of potential risks organizations should be on the lookout for in 2012, including increased threats to public and private clouds.
Of course, risks associated with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter remain on the 2012 list as these sites continue to grow. The paper is timely as Pinterest – one of the newest and fastest growing social networking platforms – begins to see scams and phishing on the rise. – Russ DeVeau
As Google implements its new privacy policies, AP provides an overview of what these changes mean to Google’s over one billion users. This comes as ZDNet reports that Facebook is facing a nationwide class action lawsuit for tracking users even after they are logged out of the social network. – Russ DeVeau
A while back I worked on a program that brought the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice and industry leaders in the digital identity management sector together to collaboratively address the growing online identity theft issue.
Yet as time passes the identity theft problem continues to grow. This is why it’s good to see the launch of a new organization made up of industry leaders working together to address phishing issues with industry standards. – Russ DeVeau