Gigavation invited to speak at MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) Workshop on Cybersecurity Innovation

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“Cybersecurity innovation is a recognized goal across industry, and in society, due to the increasing threat of cyber espionage and crime as well as the importance of maintaining simple user interfaces. MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop to discuss the latest advances in cybersecurity from the perspective of corporates, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem redefining the field today.”

Read more: http://startupexchange.mit.edu/startupexchange/html/index.html#viewOpportunity/63

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IoT Predictions for 2020

“By 2020, it is predicted that there will be around 50 billion such smart, connected devices. The world’s population then will be around 7 billion. There will be more Things on the Internet than People on the Internet, making this the Internet of Things. Each of us will own multiple devices on the IoT that will influence our life. So, the impact that the Internet has on lives today will seem trivial as compared to what is possible with the IoT.”

Read more: http://blog.claricetechnologies.com/2014/03/demystifying-the-internet-of-things/

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Gigavation is hiring!

Gigavation offers an exciting environment to work with a world-class team on cutting-edge technology. We are looking for Software Developers with experience coding in C to join Gigavation’s product development team. Interested? Check out our Careers Page here.

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Security Moving More Into Hardware Realm, Analysts Say

“Computer hardware makers like Intel Corp. will continue to push security features into their chips as the ongoing spate of cyberattacks and the rise of connected devices in the Internet of Things presents an opportunity for secure hardware sales.”

“‘I would say we will continue to see manufacturers try to differentiate platforms and chip sets based on security,’ said Lawrence Pingree, an analyst with Gartner Inc. who covers security.”

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/02/06/security-moving-more-into-hardware-realm-analysts-say/

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Sensors for the Internet of things and cars will fuel chip growth in 2015, survey says

“Sensors are expected to be a big opportunity for chip makers in 2015, according to an annual survey of chip executives by audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG. That’s a pretty good sign that the Internet of things, or making everyday objects smarter and connected, is driving the industry’s growth.”

“The survey of 155 semiconductor industry business leaders showed that sensors, big data applications, and medical equipment will drive revenues in 2015. Longer term, the revenues will come from biometrics, automotive technology, and robotics. The optimism about the Internet of things is no surprise, as chip makers such as Intel have made it a big priority.”

Read more: http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/09/sensors-for-the-internet-of-things-and-cars-will-fuel-chip-growth-in-2015-survey-says/

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Internet Of Things: 3 Holiday Gifts That Will Keep CISOs Up At Night

“There is currently no concept of intrusion detection, network access control, or vulnerability assessment in the IoT. In other words, IT security professionals do not have any visibility into what is coming in and out of the corporate airspace. What’s worse is that many IoT devices create their own mesh networks that can act as new paths into an organization’s most critical data.”

“According to a PwC report, one in three corporations experienced economic crime in 2014, with cybercrime making up 24 percent of the total reported frauds. With the proliferation of insecure and unregulated IoT devices, I predict cybercrime will be among the leading causes of data theft as early as next year.”

Read more: http://www.darkreading.com/operations/internet-of-things-3-holiday-gifts-that-will-keep-cisos-up-at-night-/a/d-id/1317992

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Defense drives IoT security requirements

“By 2020, an estimated 30-50 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Each of these devices will collect and communicate massive amounts of data, and as these devices become more sophisticated they are incorporating the ability to analyze the data and plan, manage and make intelligent decisions autonomously about sharing that information via embedded machine-to-machine communications with other internet-capable devices. DoD, to some extent, has been in the forefront of this revolution – planes, ground vehicles, ships, spacecraft, and weapons systems have been networking and sharing tactical data long before IoT gained momentum in the commercial world, and the defense industry has pioneered in the development of machine-to-machine communications and unattended sensors.”

Read More: http://www.defenseinternetofthings.com/benefits-attending-big-data-defense/ or http://www.tsnn.com/events/internet-things-defense-and-national-security

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USB attack code released — need for USB Security

USB_website“People look at these things and see them as nothing more than storage devices,” says Caudill. “They don’t realize there’s a reprogrammable computer in their hands.”

“But before even starting this arms race, USB sticks have to attempt security.”

Read more: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/code-published-for-unfixable-usb-attack/

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12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

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“The IoT will be a multi-trillion industry by 2020. For that forecast to materialize, some of that money will flow in the pockets of entrepreneurs who can clear the hurdles that threaten to rob the IoT from reaching its full potential.”

Read more: http://www.ciodashboard.com/internet-of-things-2/12-hurdles-hampering-the-internet-of-things/

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Department of Transportation V2V Study Released

7099972US Department of Transportation releases report with findings from Safety Pilot for V2V conducted in 2012. Report is titled: “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: Readiness of V2V Technology for Application.”

Report cites the lack of research into cyber-attacks, an area of concern for consumers:

  • “Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller asked, ‘As our cars become more connected — to the Internet, to wireless networks, with each other, and with our infrastructure — are they at risk of catastrophic cyber-attacks?’ To date, NHTSA’s V2V research has not included research specific to this issue…”
  • “The agency may also wish to explore the availability and appropriateness of measures to mitigate cyber-attack risks specific to V2V technologies (if any exist).”
  • “In the June 5, 2013, poll released by the Alliance mentioned above, it was also found that consumers, when questioned about self-driving vehicles, expressed concerns about cyber-security (i.e., 81 percent about a computer hacker controlling the car), companies collecting data from the self-driving cars (i.e., 75 percent), and companies sharing this information with the government (i.e., 70 percent).”
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