Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: February 2020

TrapX spots malware on IoT devices running Windows 7

Microsoft is putting workers at risk by stopping releasing security patches for Windows 7, according to TrapX Security, which has identified a malware campaign targeting IoT devices running Windows 7 at manufacturing sites.

Libelium evolves to become IoT systems integrator

Libelium is integrating customised IoT projects and consulting services into its business model. The Spanish company says it is evolving from a hardware manufacturer business with the aim of becoming a system integrator.

Sara Brown elected chairman of IMC

Sara Brown from MultiTech is the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) following the trade body’s annual general meeting at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kim Bybjerg of Tata Communications was elected as vice chairman.

AttoCore adds IoT support to mobile network software

AttoCore, a developer of 4G and 5G mobile core network software, has enhanced its flagship AttoEPC enhanced packet core to add support for the IoT.

IoT malware attacks rise in 2019, says SonicWall

IoT malware is up year-on-year by 4.8% to 34.3 million attacks, including a Q3 jump of 33%, according to this year’s SonicWall Threat Report published this week. Overall, malware attacks fell by 6% to 9.9bn.

Aptilo introduces IoT connectivity control service

Swedish mobile data software company Aptilo Networks has introduced the IoT CCS connectivity control service, delivered as a service for mobile operators that want to innovate in the IoT era.

Advantech module targets machine vision and big data

Taiwanese embedded computer company Advantech has released a Q Seven module for AI, machine vision and big data processing and analytics in IoT applications.

Victoria trial tests IoT on Australian farms

Four regional areas are set to benefit from networks being funded by the Victorian government in Australia as part of its trial to test IoT technology on farms. The networks will cover approximately 600 farms and 5000 square kilometres.

DigiCert PKI tools help manage IoT devices

Utah-based DigiCert has announced two public key infrastructure (PKI) tools – IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager. Both use a container-based, cloud-agnostic implementation that ensures fast and flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid PKI deployments.