30 ways to improve IoT privacy

Much work still must be done before the industrial and municipal Internet of Things (IoT) becomes widely adopted outside of the circle of innovators. One field, privacy, well understood by the public and private sector in the context of the cloud, PCs and mobile, is in the early stage of adaptation for the IoT. The[…]

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Hot products at VMworld 2017

VMworld 2017 Image by Thinkstock/VMware VMworld 2017 is underway in Las Vegas, where IT pros are converging to learn about the latest in enterprise cloud, virtualization, security, and software-defined data center technologies. Here are some of the product highlights on display at the show. To read this article in full or to leave a comment,[…]

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

The first rule of building a secure and feature-rich ecosystem is software management — push and pull software updates and software discovery through an app store mechanism from a trusted source. In the go-to-market IoT race, though, that often doesn’t happen. Many Internet of Things (IoT) product developers have ignored the traumatic early history of Microsoft[…]

Docker brings containers to mainframes

Docker announced the first major update to its flagship Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06, with a clear eye to on-premises data centers and DevOps.  Docker rolled out the rebranded Docker EE in March, based on what was previously known as the Docker Commercially Supported and Docker Datacenter products. With that launch, Docker added the ability to[…]

How to improve IoT security

The tsunami-sized trend to add intelligence with sensors and actuators and to connect devices, equipment and appliances to the internet poses safety, security and privacy risks. Proof comes from a recent meta-study titled The Internet of Hackable Things (pdf) from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Orebro University, Sweden; and Innopolis University, Russian[…]

31% off WD 4TB My Passport Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive – Deal Alert

Safely store massive amounts of photos, videos and music with this 4TB external drive from WD. It comes equipped with WD Backup software so you can automatically back up photos, videos, music and documents on your preferred schedule. And built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. The[…]

7 free tools every network needs

In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don’t know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you’re flying blind. Sooner or later, you’re going to meet with disaster. Fortunately, many[…]

IDG Contributor Network: SDN and a life beyond the death of the internet

For decades, enterprises have relied on the public internet for business-critical SaaS applications and data traffic. The reason why is pretty simple: it’s cost-efficient, it’s easy to use and it’s already there. Compare that to the logistical, financial and implementation challenges of installing an alternative private network, and it’s clear why enterprises have been pretty[…]

IDG Contributor Network: Can U.S. lawmakers fix IoT security for good?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has carved out a comfortable place for itself in today’s society and markets, many still fear that the interconnectivity-driven phenomenon is extraordinarily vulnerable to outside attacks. A number of U.S. Senators believe they may have a solution to the problem, and have put forward the Internet of Things Cybersecurity[…]