Podcast: Can AI fix broken IoT and smart home security?

Venturebeat | February 11, 2020

Podcast: Can AI fix broken IoT and smart home security?
Can AI help prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and improve smart home security? Cujo AI says yes. The company recently inked a deal with Comcast to shield almost 20 million households from malware and spyware — and perhaps just as importantly, to protect the rest of the internet from insecure IoT devices on those homes’ local networks. How? By using machine learning on huge amounts of network data to build a graph of normal device traffic and tracking anomalies that could indicate hackers recruiting smart devices for botnets or other nefarious purposes. We’re seeing IP cameras, network-attached storage, devices that have a little bit more CPU, a little bit more memory, that become kind of very useful tools for hackers to do the kinds of things that they want to do,” Cujo vice president Marcio Avillez said.

Spotlight

The stakes have risen. Customers expect answers in a real-time personzlised way, to be able to converse with brands and share their experiences in real-time. Brands not actively encouraging conversations with their customers are likely missing out on critical market feedback and trends. Changing customer expectations and changin

Related News

PLATFORMS

Claranova: Sodexo Accelerates Global IoT Deployments in Partnership With myDevices

Claranova | November 30, 2021

Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, and myDevices, Claranova group’s (Paris:CLA) Internet of Things (IoT) division, are pleased to announce a global partnership that enables Sodexo to quickly deploy a wide variety of sensor solutions to its end customers. Sodexo, a Fortune 500 company with a presence in 56 countries, is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, manufacturing, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. myDevices unblocks IoT, empowering managed services providers, system integrators, ISVs1, and carriers to quickly deploy hundreds of IoT sensor solutions into any industry vertical, including hospitality, manufacturing, office environment, healthcare, education, food services, and more. Together Sodexo and myDevices are using IoT to automate processes in a facility to impact service delivery positively. Using the latest technology to gather meaningful data helps Sodexo engage in actions that benefit occupants – from faster response to less downtime leading to increased satisfaction. Leveraging sensor data technology demonstrates Sodexo's commitment to improving facilities' staffing and operations. myDevices supports implementation by the use of their horizontal platform, providing facility teams greater control over monitored areas. Utilizing IoT for standard service delivery models in Facility Management will improve building operations and provide an exceptional occupant experience. As every industry has experienced accelerated change in the past year, organizations are working to bridge the gap between virtual and physical workspaces while continually optimizing their operations. Sodexo has partnered with myDevices to enhance Sodexo's Vital Spaces to provide solutions that meet and exceed today – and tomorrow’s – work life demands and help reach business goals. “Sodexo provides services to a wide range of customers that require occupancy sensors, automated people counting, electric submetering, temperature monitoring, asset condition monitoring, air quality monitoring, asset tracking and many other sensor solutions,” says William Keys MSM, Director of FM Technology Development and Innovation. “Through a single integration with myDevices, Sodexo can now easily procure hardware from hundreds of manufacturers, alongside its own in-house occupancy solutions provided by WX Solutions, deploy pre-provisioned solutions, and consolidate normalized sensor data into our back-end platforms to gather insights, improve workflows, generate work tickets and increase overall customer satisfaction.” “We are proud to partner with Sodexo to accelerate and augment the digitization of key facility and food services. The combination of Sodexo’s world class managed services and myDevices’ Horizontal IoT offering is a perfect combination to accelerate IoT deployments in universities, office buildings, healthcare, stadiums, and other large facilities.” Pierre Cesarini CEO of Claranova Sodexo’s new and existing customers now have access to these sensors and solutions for their services and facilities. About Sodexo Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 56 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from food-services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, childcare centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 412,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices Key figures: 17.4 billion euro Fiscal 2021 consolidated revenues 412 000 employees as at August 31, 2021 #1 France-based private employer worldwide 56 countries 100 million consumers served daily 11.5 billion euro in market capitalization (as at October 26, 2021) About Claranova As a diversified global technology company, Claranova manages and coordinates a portfolio of majority interests in digital companies with strong growth potential. Supported by a team combining several decades of experience in the world of technology, Claranova has acquired a unique know-how in successfully turning around, creating and developing innovative companies. With average annual growth of more than 40% over the last three years and revenue of €472 million in FY 2020-2021, Claranova has proven its capacity to turn a simple idea into a worldwide success in just a few short years. Present in 15 countries and leveraging the technology expertise of nearly 800 employees across North America and Europe, Claranova is a truly international company, with 95% of its revenue derived from international markets. Claranova’s portfolio of companies is organized into three unique technology platforms operating in all major digital sectors. As a leader in personalized e-commerce, Claranova also stands out for its technological expertise in software publishing and the Internet of Things, through its businesses PlanetArt, Avanquest and myDevices. These three technology platforms share a common vision: empowering people through innovation by providing simple and intuitive digital solutions that facilitate everyday access to the very best of technology.

Read More

DEVICES

OnLogic Computers Now Allow Global Cellular Connectivity for IoT Using UROS eSIM Technology

OnLogic | November 01, 2021

Industrial computer hardware manufacturer and IoT solution provider, OnLogic , has announced the availability of their first devices to feature global cellular connectivity from IoT solution provider UROS. OnLogic computers with the UROS Connect eSIM solution are able to transmit and receive data, without the need for Wi-Fi or tethering, across a wide range of global cellular networks. The combination of OnLogic hardware and UROS Connect is exceptionally easy to use, reliable and secure. Setting up the connection requires little effort and limited technical expertise. "Connectivity is the key to IoT and Edge computing. With UROS Connect, we're offering a new way for our clients to easily connect their devices and manage their data from a single dashboard. Digital transformation involves a lot of moving parts, both literally and figuratively. With UROS Connect, even huge networks of devices that span multiple regions, countries and carriers can get up and running quickly and stay connected." Maxx Garrison, OnLogic Product Manager UROS Connect eSIM functionality enables a single physical SIM card to be installed in OnLogic computers to provide connectivity across multiple international regions, reducing logistic complexity while taking advantage of the best available cellular network depending on which part of the world the computer is located in. This new capability offers far reaching benefits for businesses with international locations or solution providers serving clients around the world. Advantages of OnLogic computers with UROS Connect include: Global Connectivity - UROS offers support for more than 170 countries with a single SIM card. Enhanced Visibility - Monitor and remotely manage an entire network of connected devices with the UROS Connect dashboard, which is essentially fleet management for cellular connected devices. Adaptive Pricing - The UROS solution has been built with the Internet of Things in mind. Users pay 1 euro for the first 10 MB of data transmitted and then only for what is needed, when it's needed, with no contracts. "We are thrilled to work with OnLogic to enable industrial PCs with eSIM connectivity, and we see a lot of demand for these solutions as we talk about different industry 4.0 applications and global connectivity", says Jan Lattunen, UROS CCO and President for Americas. OnLogic has offered pre-configured 4G cellular connectivity to their US customers since 2017. This partnership with UROS now provides OnLogic hardware users with an international cellular connectivity solution out of the box. About OnLogic OnLogic is a global industrial computer manufacturer who designs highly-configurable, solution-focused computers engineered for reliability at the IoT edge. Their systems operate in the world's harshest environments, empowering customers to solve their most complex computing challenges. Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has offices in the U.S., the Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia. OnLogic has helped more than 70,000 customers worldwide advance their ideas with computers that are designed to last, built to order and delivered in days. About UROS UROS is a global technology company founded in Oulu, Finland in 2011. UROS builds turnkey IoT and global connectivity solutions for a broad range of vertical industries, businesses, and consumers through its eSIM enabled platform.

Read More

SECURITY

NXP Semiconductors Introduces EdgeLock 2GO IoT for Deployment and Management of IoT Devices

NXP Semiconductors | February 04, 2021

NXP Semiconductors Introduces EdgeLock 2GO IoT for Deployment and Management of IoT Devices NXP Semiconductors N.V., a worldwide supplier of secure Internet-of-Things (IoT) installed arrangements serving clients across a wide range of applications and markets, today presented its new EdgeLock 2GO IoT service stage for simple, secure deployment and management of IoT devices and services. The new IoT security stage is coordinated with NXP's Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6+ affirmed EdgeLock SE050 secure component to ensure IoT devices at the edge and safely interface them to one or multiple clouds and service providers. “EdgeLock 2GO provides a full range of choices and options that optimize the costs around credential and device management, while delivering advanced device security for companies operating in the IoT,” said Philippe Dubois, Vice President and General Manager of Secure Edge Identification at NXP Semiconductors. “The platform provides a highly flexible approach to IoT security that protects edge devices connecting to services and maintains edge device security throughout its entire lifecycle.” The EdgeLock 2GO stage, joined with NXP's implanted EdgeLock SE050 secure component for advanced key protection and the board, conveys start to finish security–from chip to cloud-dependent on an ensured Trust Anchor. The EdgeLock SE050 makes it simple to execute progressed security, and EdgeLock 2GO smoothes out secure cloud onboarding and admittance to IoT devices from various service providers. It likewise rearranges application qualification the executives with the zero-contact network to public and private clouds, edge computing platforms and infrastructure. NXP's blend of secure component equipment and EdgeLock 2GO services makes it conceivable to oversee security autonomously from gadget makers and the store network. About NXP Semiconductors: NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.61 billion in 2020.

Read More

Spotlight

The stakes have risen. Customers expect answers in a real-time personzlised way, to be able to converse with brands and share their experiences in real-time. Brands not actively encouraging conversations with their customers are likely missing out on critical market feedback and trends. Changing customer expectations and changin