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How IoT hackers turned a university's network against itself - ZDNet

This device is unable to play the requested video. Hackers are increasingly building botnets out of unsecured Internet of Things devices and using them to direct traffic at particular targets in order to overwhelm servers with the aim of taking ...and more »

Gartner: 2017 Will See 8.4 Billion Connected 'Things' - Campus Technology

According to a new Gartner forecast, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year — an increase of 31 percent from 2016. The IT research firm expects that number to reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Much of that connectedness will come ...and more »

zigbee evolution continues with wireless IoT security updates - Embedded Computing Design

Since 2002, the zigbee alliance and its member companies have created standards, certification programs, and tools to develop interoperable products for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT). With the release of the ZigBee 3.0 standard (now ...and more »

How the internet of things is changing corporate innovation - TechTarget (blog)

For many companies, the internet of things has suddenly become the thing: a techno-competitive mega-trend that can no longer be ignored. However, creating an effective IoT strategy — and carrying it out with excellence — can be difficult and confusing.and more »

IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy - InformationWeek

A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative. More Data ...and more »

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Growing on the Back of AI and Cloud Computing - 1redDrop (blog)

In a recent report published by Gartner, one of the world's leading market research firms, the company says that 8.4 billion connected devices will be in use in 2017, a growth of 31% over 2016. The company predicts the Internet of Things (IoT ...and more »

Gartner predicts 20.4bn connected 'things' by 2020 - NFC World

Some 8.4bn connected “things” will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from 2016, with 20.4bn in use by 2020, Gartner predicts. “Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost US$2tn in 2017,” the company says. Greater China, North America ...and more »

Can the FTC save the IoT? - CSO Online

Nobody in the IT industry would argue that the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more secure. Pretty much the opposite. But not for lack of effort. There have been multiple, ongoing initiatives over the past decade, both public and private. There ...and more »

Lack of IoT security could be our downfall - BetaNews

Just as healthcare providers need PALS certification to keep up with new discoveries and advancements in medicine, individuals who work in IT need to become recertified with data security measures. One particular area in need of improved security ...and more »

How to make money from Internet of Things - Livemint

There currently exists a lot of apprehension about return on investment and making money through Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Companies and decision makers do not see a clear path to revenue generation and profitability and are clueless about ...and more »