Insecurity of things in the home

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Finally, the smart home is starting to mean something to the average homeowner, who is not a geek. It has taken time to get the key foundational elements in place to enable a connected smart home, as we all now take for granted internet connections with WiFi and think nothing of pairing a Bluetooth headset to a phone. Smart home items are starting to be commonplace in your local DIY store, meaning that many of us are starting to realize our idea of what we want in a smart home.

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Altiux Innovations is a Bangalore-headquartered product engineering, design and technology services company that helps clients to design, develop and deploy products and solutions for the connected world. With core expertise on Internet of Things(IoT), Machine-to-Machine, Data Analytics and Mobility, we help build products and solutions for companies in the Consumer Electronics, Homes, Intelligent Buildings, Smart Cities and Manufacturing verticals. We have offices in Bay Area, Bangalore and Hyderabad with a strong sales presence in US and Seoul.

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Cloud vendors jostling for share of IoT analytics

Article | March 1, 2020

ABI Research says cloud vendors are investing in the data and analytics services space as they attempt to get on board the IoT value chain. The researcher forecasts that cloud suppliers will grow their share of IoT data and analytics management revenues from US$6 billion in 2019 to US$56 billion in 2026. Cloud vendor’s revenues come primarily from streaming, storage, and the orchestration of data. Analytics services across cloud vendors, on the other hand, are less differentiated, as reflected in pre-built templates such as AWS Sagemaker and Microsoft Azure Notebooks which leverage the open source Jupyter project. Considering that many cloud vendors are in the early stages of analytics investment, cloud vendors are relying on their partners for addressing more specific advanced analytics and vertical market needs.

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Hardware Threats to an IoT Ecosystem

Article | March 1, 2020

An IoT ecosystem, like any biome on Earth, is constantly subjected to changes and threats at various scales. Whether the system is an asset tracking solution in a hospital to help deliver more effective healthcare or cold chain management ensuring temperature control during transportation, the hardware/sensor is where the data journey commences in an IoT ecosystem. The integrity of these hardware components is paramount to the success of an IoT solution, but there are currently critical threat points on these devices which left unaddressed could be disastrous. Much of the focus of IoT security is on keeping the communicated data from IoT devices untampered up the solution stack. Methods like end-to-end AES encryption are currently standard by most network protocols and are well secured and tested.

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Run-Time Provisioning of Security Credentials for IoT Devices

Article | March 1, 2020

To prevent counterfeit devices from joining a network or to limit the opportunity for network attacks, it’s important to authenticate devices attempting to join Internet of Things (IoT) networks and subsequently connect only authorized devices. The standard mechanism to securely authenticate clients connecting to a server is transport-layer-security (TLS) client-side authentication. To implement such authentication in an IoT network, the appropriate certificate authority (CA)—usually the IoT device provider—issues a unique X.509 certificate to each IoT device and the associated private key that functions as a unique security credential for the IoT device. Once the certificate and associated private key are stored on the IoT device, it may use them during the TLS client-authentication process to securely join the IoT network.

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Cloud suppliers' share of IoT data and analytics revenues to top $56 billion by 2026

Article | March 1, 2020

A new report from ABI Research predicts that cloud platform suppliers will see a more than $50 billion increase in their share of IoT data and analytics revenue by 2026.Companies providing cloud services have spent years building out their investments in the IoT space and continue to make headway in spreading cloud usage throughout the IoT value chain. The figures come from ABI Research's IoT Analytics and Data Management Services Strategies of Major Cloud Suppliers application analysis report, which examined the competitive outlook of the cloud vendor market and recent acquisitions. The report takes an in-depth look at how leading cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Oracle, Cisco, Huawei, SAP, Google, PTC, Cloudera are positioned in the IoT market and it compares the tools and services offered by each company. It is designed to help IoT companies figure out who the market leaders are, which cloud platforms would be most relevant for their particular industry and revenue forecasts from 2019 until 2026 for IoT integration, storage, analytics, presentation and professional services.

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Altiux Innovations

Altiux Innovations is a Bangalore-headquartered product engineering, design and technology services company that helps clients to design, develop and deploy products and solutions for the connected world. With core expertise on Internet of Things(IoT), Machine-to-Machine, Data Analytics and Mobility, we help build products and solutions for companies in the Consumer Electronics, Homes, Intelligent Buildings, Smart Cities and Manufacturing verticals. We have offices in Bay Area, Bangalore and Hyderabad with a strong sales presence in US and Seoul.

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