What separates leaders from laggards in the Internet of Things
In a recent report, McKinsey shared the findings from a survey of IoT practitioners at 300 businesses with mature IoT programs (those that have expanded beyond pilot projects) Their focus was on what distinguishes leaders from laggards.
At a high level leaders are more aggressive, better at aligning a common sense of direction, and more practical in execution.Read the article
Why not homegrown over-the-air update capabilities?
According to Gartner, there will be almost 3 billion new internet-connected devices in 2018. Unfortunately, most of these devices lack basic security features, making them susceptible to hacking and being compromised. A few days ago, California took the first steps in making connected devices more secure with its “SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices” bill. This is a step in the right d...Read the article
New video introducing Mender and the challenge of remotely updating IoT devices
View our 2 minute video explaining the challenge of updating devices remotely and why Mender should be considered over building your own update mechanism:Read the article
The Need for a World Cybersecurity Organization
"Cyberthreats continue to impose an ever-bigger danger across the fabric of our society. Governments around the world are waking up to this harsh reality and, as with global warming, this can best be dealt with at an international level.”
In the latest TechTarget IoT Agenda post, our own Thomas Ryd claims the industry will be incapable of coping with cybersecurity problems and calls for an in...Read the article
UConnect, more botnets, and poor OTA updating practices
There have been some recent negative press on updating connected devices, including the OTA update that Fiat Chrysler sent out that causes endless reboots to their UConnect system. Another story that is gaining attention is the infection of tens of thousands of Dasan routers by the Satori malware, which is based on Mirai. Mirai is best known for infecting a large number of connected devices wh...Read the article