UL | December 06, 2021
UL, the global safety science leader, announced today that it will now offer an Internet of Things (IoT) Security Starter Kit to help improve internal cybersecurity capabilities for a secure development life cycle (SDL), which will help empower secure product development and life cycle management. The IoT Security Starter Kit is based on SDL best practices and includes security-by-design training, an SDL gap analysis, a product security architecture review and penetration testing. Customers can customize these offerings based on their company's specific security needs. Industrial automation control system manufacturers and commercial, consumer and medical device product manufacturers can benefit from the IoT Security Starter Kit.
With the complex nature of IoT and operational technology infrastructure, companies need to maintain the right level of security for products and systems. At UL, we can help spot potential security flaws early in the development process through a customized security design and architecture review. We can also identify potential product vulnerabilities and provide remediation advice by conducting penetration testing of a product.We work with companies to train their personnel on an SDL framework, as well as perform a gap analysis of security processes and documentation to ensure companies are equipped to prevent, identify and respond to potential cyberthreats.
Olivier Laborie, business development director of the Identity Management and Security group at UL
The increasing complexity of smart factories, adaptive production systems and the new Industry 4.0 business models introduces a set of safety and security-related issues for consideration. UL's full suite of advisory, testing and certification services, including the IoT Security Starter Kit, helps organizations manage their cybersecurity risks and validate their cybersecurity capabilities to the marketplace. UL possesses extensive expertise in cybersecurity, with a global network of IoT and operational technology security laboratories and more than 500 security experts and advisers who have specialized expertise in global security standards, frameworks and best practices across various consumer and industrial ecosystems.
The IoT Security Starter Kit helps companies:
Advance in-house security knowledge and capabilities
Compare internal security processes and practices to industry frameworks and standards
Prioritize processes and practices that require improvements to meet industry frameworks and standards
Understand product, security architecture and design risks through testing for vulnerabilities and exploits
UL empowers trust in the marketplace by helping manufacturers and brands improve the security of IoT products, devices and systems through a full suite of cybersecurity solutions. These services help companies understand and manage risks, secure products and protect their brand's integrity.
UL is the global safety science leader. We deliver testing, inspection and certification (TIC), training and advisory services, risk management solutions and essential business insights to help our customers, based in more than 100 countries, achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals. Our deep knowledge of products and intelligence across supply chains make us the partner of choice for customers with complex challenges.
Cartesi | December 03, 2021
This year has seen the near infinite applications of blockchain technology continue to positively impact the world and the thousands of businesses within it, with growth in the industry not set to pause anytime soon. Supply chain, hospitality, medical data, payment systems and more already benefit greatly from updated and decentralized systems; the blockchain devices market in particular is expected to grow to over $2,459 million by 2026; a CAGR of 38.5%.
The IoTeX blockchain is a leader in this field, already powering real devices, including award-winning blockchain-powered cameras from Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and the Pebble geo device, which is perfect for supply chain optimization in any industry. A multiple award-winning EMV-compatible blockchain for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoTeX was founded in 2017 and fuels the Internet of Trusted Things, as an open ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust and privacy.
This week an exciting partnership was forged between IoTeX and Cartesi, a platform that integrates the world renowned Linux and other standard programming environments to blockchain. As “The Blockchain OS” Cartesi bridges the gap between mainstream software and blockchain, welcoming millions of new startups and their developers to a rapidly expanding industry, offering them a home for their code.
This collaboration will, in the near future, see implementations of some of the first use cases with Cartesi’s pioneering technology and the IoTeX infrastructure, performing technical integrations that will enable both teams behind the partnership to address much more sophisticated IoT-oriented solutions. Cartesi and IoTex will kick off their partnership with an Ideathon during The Dutch Blockchain Week, which runs from December 6th until December 10th 2021.
The Ideathon will invite participants to come up with a use case for the IoTeX pebble that will solve a problem or interesting challenge experienced in everyday life. Participants will ideate a Web3 use case that uses real world data from IoTex's Pebble Tracker and the off-chain computing resources from Cartesi; using real-time data, public datasets, and Cartesi's Linux-based blockchain OS, they design a "if-then statement" that executes a smart contract depending on insights gleaned from the data type of choice.
Example use cases are plentiful: Weather insurance could take real-time temperature data from a Pebble Tracker which is cross-referenced against the 10-year historical average temperature within Cartesi's off-chain compute environment, or real-time GPS data from a vehicle equipped with a Pebble Tracker could be cross-referenced against public map datasets within Cartesi's off-chain compute environment to provide a trusted trip for millions of travellers.
Alongside a public community vote, the panel has a jury that will help in deciding on a winner.
Empowerment for developers, new possibilities for end-users of IoT devices
By bringing a Linux OS to blockchain, Cartesi has already unlocked a rich set of possibilities for what can be developed for people and businesses in future years. With this new collaborative effort, new experiences will be created for users of IoT technology; Cartesi OS has the potential to add a layer of privacy as well as more sophisticated data ownership management to IoT, giving users the option to choose when, where, and with whom their data is shared.
With the reduction of environmental impact of blockchain technology a hot topic this year, both teams are planning to combine their expertise to create sustainable yet impactful future solutions for decentralized IoT; Through the partnership, both projects want to bring their respective communities of developers up to speed on the potential of their combined technologies.
“IoTex is an environmentally friendly-oriented blockchain. We combine their blockchain technology, expertise on IoT, and hardware devices with our Layer-2 environmentally friendly blockchain agnostic technology. The integrated framework will promote a more powerful development framework for our communities, developers, and any companies interested in building fully trusted IoT solutions.”
Cartesi CEO Erick de Moura
Cartesi is the first OS on the blockchain, and their Layer-2 solution integrates Linux and standard programming environments to blockchain. This allows developers to code scalable smart contracts with rich software tools, libraries, and services they are used to. Cartesi bridges the gap between mainstream software and blockchain, welcoming millions of new startups and their developers to blockchain by bringing Linux to blockchain applications. Cartesi combines a groundbreaking virtual machine, optimistic rollups, and side-chains to revolutionize the way developers create blockchain applications.
IoTeX is the leading decentralized network powering the future of web3 and machine economy (MachineFi). The platform is built for developers to connect billions of machines with web3 infrastructure, to create innovative products including DeFi, NFT, DAO, Metaverse, and MachineFi applications. Founded in 2017 with a team of alumni from Google, Facebook, Uber, Bosch, and Intel, IoTeX has launched a high-performance public blockchain with off-chain computing for devices and machines, cross-chain bridges, wallet, and the MachineFi marketplace.
TD SYNNEX | December 02, 2021
TD SYNNEX Corporation today launched a set of global security, data and IoT market-ready solutions available on the StreamOne™ platform. The latest Click-to-Run™ offerings are designed to help TD SYNNEX customers increase speed to market and reduce the complexity of implementing next-generation technology solutions consumed through the cloud.
"These new security, data and IoT offerings are the result of great business and technical collaboration with our customers and vendors. The result is a rich and relevant library of partner capabilities that provide repeatable, outcome-based solutions customers can activate at the click of a button."
Sergio Farache, chief strategy officer, TD SYNNEX
This set of solutions is composed of core capabilities that include endpoint security, backup and recovery, log aggregation, and correlation.
The initial launch includes Click-to-Run™ and "Ready-to-Deploy" configurations from:
Microsoft (Azure Sentinel, Cloud Backup on Azure)
Veeam (Veeam Backup and Replication)
VMware (VMware Carbon Black)
IoT and Data Click-to-Run™ Solutions
This set of global data and IoT market-ready solutions is designed to lower the complexity, risks and time associated with implementation, while providing additional cloud services opportunities for channel partners.
The initial launch will include:
TD SYNNEX IoT smart device, On Ramp - Helps organizations easily connect devices to Microsoft Azure with the option to deploy the software-as-a-service-based IoT Central or IoT Hub Click-to-Run™ Solution.
TD SYNNEX Azure Data Lake Essentials – Creates a reliable, secure and unstructured data repository in Microsoft Azure.
"We have been deploying the Click-to-Run™ solutions from TD SYNNEX for over a year," said Nadeem Azhar, owner, PC.Solutions.Net. "In the short timeframe we have been able to increase operational efficiency and uncover new opportunities while gaining competitive advantages. The new solutions suite allows us to expand our capabilities to address next-generation market opportunities faster, more strategically while unlocking new revenue streams."
"We are pleased to see TD SYNNEX building on our innovation and leveraging Microsoft's technology in a way that will further enable our partner ecosystem with their digitization efforts," said, Rodney Clark, CVP, Channel Sales, Microsoft Corp. "The addition of these next-generation Click-to-Run™ solutions will create new opportunities for our partners to accelerate business growth across data, analytics, IoT and security technologies. Partners can leverage these solutions to expand on their current services capabilities, shorten service delivery times and accelerate digital transformation projects."
About TD SYNNEX
TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We're an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX' 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.