Your mobile device is speaking to your garage door. Your alarm is telling your coffee maker you are up and it’s time to get that caffeine kick going. Your car is dropping your thermostat a message, telling it to keep the house warm before you step in. This isn’t a quote from an Issac Asimov novel, it’s the reality of how the Internet of Things is making a difference to our lives.
Most of us are consciously making the shift to a connected world, while at home or at work. While this has caught the public imagination, enterprises are chasing to fulfil their Internet-of-Things-ambitions and transform their customer experience.
In this e-book we aim to address the 5 fundamental questions that one should not hesitate to ask about your foray into the world of Internet of Things, while telling you how it can reshape your business.
We all have an intuitive idea of what an event is. However, when it comes to the use of the term "event" within a business context then it is easy to get confused. This papers seeks to explain what events are, whey they are important to your business, and what the options are for processing and managing these events (depending on their type and volume).
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
The IoT is transforming the energy industry by eliminating tradeoffs between operation, SCADA systems, maintenance and new services for assets deployed in industrial and power facilities, buildings and across the grid.
When it comes to building the best IoT system for your business application, it’s vital to keep your use case and business requirements at the forefront of your technical design strategy. In the energy industry, accessing and collecting data at the edge from disparate, heterogenous, multi-site, fixed topologies and transferring that data efficiently to the cloud to perform analytics and action business decisions is still the greatest challenge. Mission-critical data collected from the edge is integral to energy facility operations and cannot be excluded or corrupted.
Arm yourself against the powerful cyberweapons and
methods cyberattackers are using to compromise electrical
grids, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and
other critical infrastructure industries.
"Demand for more energy continues to increase, putting a lot of pressure on utility companies to upgrade their aging supply infrastructure. This white paper addresses:
>The current status of the electric grid
>Explains why upgrading to a Smart Grid is necessary
>Discusses the importance of the communication network’s role in this migration
>Offers prescriptions for success in a smooth evolutionary path.
Explore ""The Utility of the Future, Considerations for Evolving to a Smart Grid Infrastructure"" by downloading it today. "
"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
>Better public service at lower taxpayer cost
>Support for emerging applications
in transportation, public safety,
healthcare, and education
>A graceful technology
migration from legacy to
> Preparation for future, unplanned
Download ""Building Better Networks for State and Local Governments"" to discover more today."
Cambium Networks’ fixed wireless broadband solutions provide an attractive ROI for electric utilities when replacing leased-lines for:
Redundant backbone IP network rings
Smart meter and distribution automation aggregation transport
Transport for substation and distribution SCADA data
Remote office connectivity
Mobile WiFi connectivity in substations and operation centers
Download this white paper to learn more.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding in a dramatic way, bringing to question the issue of availability versus security, as security measures are having a difficult time keeping pace with the development of IoT devices. The introduction of more efficient semiconductors, coupled with revolutionary technology that allows semiconductors to store as well as process complex instructions, means that the IoT may be a more attractive target for hackers. IoT devices from healthcare and industrial systems (i.e., SCADA) could be the most at risk for significant service interruptions and may have secondary and/or tertiary effects on other industries.
This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally. The paper explains that no manually handling of files, such as with USB drives, is unnecessary when you set up a secure network architecture using five zones of protection. You can transfer files to and from your network around the globe, and know the data and the network are secure, automatically scanning files to block dangerous data while allowing "clean" data into the network. The paper notes several reasons why it matters that data is secure while remaining accessible.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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