Four Reasons for Optimism on International Data Privacy Day

The state of data privacy in 2020 leaves many feeling resignation, but are there reasons for optimism? The International Day of Data Protection dates back to 2007, originally conceived to raise awareness among businesses and people of the importance of protecting personal and sensitive information. Since then, awareness has grown indeed, but so has pessimism,…

The Intersection of the Internet of Things and Blockchain

Imagine billions of devices talking to one another in real time and adjusting their behavior to respond to economic signals. Imagine a planet interconnected not just by devices, but by the events taking place across it – an ecosystem aware of its oceans, land, and air, as well as its industrial inputs and outputs. Access…

Five Driving Forces Simultaneously Accelerating & Decelerating Connected Car Security

Although the automotive industry isn’t particularly new to data or telematics, competitive forces are placing huge pressure on manufacturers to figure out how to actually use all these data. What’s new is the imperative for manufacturers to, in real-time and even predictively, analyze data and leverage it meaningfully and in ways that drive value. Access…

Smart Spam? The Danger Facing the Internet of Things

Your refrigerator has a message for you– and no, it’s not that you need more orange juice– it’s an ad for belly fat pills. Thanks, refrigerator. This post was originally posted on Wearable World News and can be found here. Recently computer security company, Proofpoint discovered a cyber attack (malware) campaign in which some 25%…