Seven in 10 companies know of hacks against their IoT devices, research finds

IoT Tech News | February 21, 2020

The IoT is barreling towards the enterprise – but companies remain highly vulnerable to IoT-based attacks, according to a new report.The study from Extreme Networks, which polled 540 IT professionals across industries in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, found that 70% of companies who said they employed IoT devices were fully aware of successful or attempted hacks. 84% of those polled said they employed IoT devices of some subscription, with more than half admitting they do not use additional security measures beyond default passwords. The report also found that nine out of 10 IT professionals are not confident that their network is secured against massive attacks. 55% of respondents believe the main risk of breaches comes mostly from outside the company and over 70 per cent believe they have complete visibility into the devices on the network. 83% of companies in EMEA are now deploying IoT, as compared to 85% in North America, which was an early adopter.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely regarded as a disruption in fleet management. The vehicle-to-cloud vision relies on wireless connectivity to enable a wide range of features that deliver benefits over the life cycle of a fleet, from vehicle acquisition to final depreciation. When vehicles are part of the IoT, real-time data can be collected to subsequently analyzed from the cloud to gain insights for both drivers and fleet operators that make operations safer, and more cost-effective.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely regarded as a disruption in fleet management. The vehicle-to-cloud vision relies on wireless connectivity to enable a wide range of features that deliver benefits over the life cycle of a fleet, from vehicle acquisition to final depreciation. When vehicles are part of the IoT, real-time data can be collected to subsequently analyzed from the cloud to gain insights for both drivers and fleet operators that make operations safer, and more cost-effective.

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AWS Announces General Availability of AWS IoT FleetWise

AWS | September 28, 2022

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company announced the general availability of AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automotive companies to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near real time. Automakers, suppliers, fleet operators, and technology solution vendors in the automotive industry can use AWS IoT FleetWise to collect and organize vehicle data more easily, and to store the data in a standardized way for data analysis in the cloud. AWS IoT FleetWise helps automotive companies efficiently transfer data to the cloud in near real time using the service’s intelligent data-collection capabilities. These capabilities allow developers to reduce the amount of data transferred to the cloud by defining rules for when to collect and transfer it based on configurable parameters (e.g., vehicle temperature, speed, and type). Once the data is in the cloud, automotive companies can use it for applications that analyze vehicle fleet health to more quickly identify potential recalls or safety issues, make in-vehicle infotainment systems smarter, or improve advanced technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems with analytics and machine learning. There are no upfront costs to use AWS IoT FleetWise, and customers pay only for the underlying services used. To get started with AWS IoT FleetWise, visit aws.amazon.com/iot-fleetwise. “Automotive companies want to use the broad portfolio of AWS services to help manage the vast amounts of data coming from connected vehicles, but they have lacked a solution that made it easier to collect, transform, and transfer data to the cloud, Now, with AWS IoT FleetWise, customers can easily pinpoint the exact vehicle data they need and analyze it in a standardized format to gain actionable insights into the vehicle’s health status and performance. Automotive companies can now use the data extracted through AWS IoT FleetWise to help improve vehicle quality, safety, and autonomy.” Mike Tzamaloukas, general manager of IoT automotive at AWS Automotive companies have been collecting data from basic vehicle sensors for over a decade to evaluate operational and safety indicators like engine temperature and vehicle stability. Automotive companies today are building vehicles with advanced sensors (e.g., radar and cameras) that create vast amounts of data—in some cases up to 2 terabytes of data every hour. Automotive customers want to collect, standardize, and analyze this data in the cloud to quickly and easily derive insights that can help improve vehicle quality, safety, and autonomy. However, transferring this data to the cloud can be cost prohibitive and time consuming. Additionally, the growing variety of vehicle makes, models, and trims that generate data in different proprietary formats creates a complex array of data across vehicles. Collecting, transforming, and analyzing this data requires automotive companies to build custom data-collection systems, which is difficult and time-consuming. As a result, automotive companies are unable to use the data to help solve common problems like spotting fleet-wide issues before they become a bigger problem, tailoring infotainment content, and using data to improve vehicle performance. AWS IoT FleetWise provides automotive companies with a managed service that makes it easier to collect, transform, and transfer data from millions of vehicles to the cloud in near real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automotive companies can access, structure, and standardize proprietary vehicle data without needing to develop custom data-collection systems. Customers can also integrate with AWS IoT FleetWise to enhance their existing systems. Automotive companies can get started in the AWS Management Console by defining and modeling vehicle attributes (e.g., a two-door coupe) and the sensors associated with the car’s make, model, and trims (e.g., engine temperature, front-impact warning, parking assist system) for individual vehicle types or multiple vehicle types across their entire fleet. After vehicle modeling, automotive companies can connect the AWS IoT FleetWise application via the vehicle gateway (i.e., in-vehicle communications hub that monitors and collects data) or other data collection hubs in the vehicle, so it can read, decode, and transmit information to and from AWS. With AWS IoT FleetWise’s intelligent data-collection controls, automotive companies can select the exact data they need for their use cases and limit the amount of data transferred to the cloud by creating conditional rules (e.g., sensor data from hard-braking events associated with a vehicle make and model). Once data is transferred to the cloud with AWS IoT FleetWise, automotive companies can use AWS’s breadth and depth of analytics and machine learning services to extract value from vehicle data. For example, automotive companies can collect data from electric-vehicle batteries when the temperature drops below freezing and then analyze it and run simulations in the cloud to improve battery performance in cold weather. The new AWS IoT FleetWise service is part of AWS for Automotive, a comprehensive offering of AWS services and AWS Partner Network (APN) solutions used by automotive and mobility customers globally to help automotive customers digitally transform their business for connected mobility, digital customer engagement, product design and engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain. For more information about AWS for Automotive, visit aws.com/automotive. AWS IoT FleetWise with standard vehicle data collection is generally available today in US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Frankfurt), with availability in additional AWS Regions coming soon. Bridgestone is a global leader in tires and rubber, offering a diverse portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions, improving the way people around the world move, live, work, and play. “Bridgestone has been working with AWS to transform the digital services we provide to our automotive manufacturer, fleet, and retail customers,” said Brian Goldstine, president, mobility solutions and fleet management at Bridgestone Americas, Inc. “We look forward to exploring how AWS IoT FleetWise will make it easier for our customers to collect detailed tire data, which can provide new insights for their products and applications.” Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is a global vehicle manufacturer that offers consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, sport utility vehicles, and electrified vehicles. “As a leading global vehicle manufacturer, we have come to appreciate the breadth and depth of AWS services to help create new connected vehicle capabilities,” said HaeYoung Kwon, vice president and head of the infotainment development group at HMG. “With more data available from our expanding global fleet of connected cars, we look forward to leveraging AWS IoT FleetWise to discover how we can build more personalized ownership experiences for our customers.” LG CNS is a leader in cloud, artificial intelligence, and big data technologies that are transforming smart transportation services. “At LG CNS, we are committed to advancing the technology that is powering the future of transportation,” said Jae Seung Lee, vice president at LG CNS. “By using AWS IoT FleetWise, we are creating a new data platform that allows us to ingest, analyze, and simulate vehicle conditions in real time. With these advanced insights, our customers can gain a better understanding of their vehicles and, as a result, improve decision-making about their fleets.” Renesas Electronics Corporation is a global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and system-on-chip (SoC) products. “The volume of connected vehicle data is forecast to increase dramatically over the next few years, driven by new and evolving customer expectations. As a result, Renesas is focused on addressing the needs of automotive engineers facing increasing system complexity,” said Yusuke Kawasaki, director at Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Incorporating AWS IoT FleetWise into our vehicle gateway solution will enable our customers to enjoy our market-ready approach for large-scale data collection and accelerate their cloud development strategy. We look forward to collaborating further with AWS to provide a better and simpler development environment for our customers.” About Amazon Web Services For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 87 Availability Zones within 27 geographic regions, with announced plans for 21 more Availability Zones and seven more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com. About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.

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Robustel 5G IoT EDGE Computing Gateway certified by Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Robustel | November 23, 2022

Robustel's latest IoT device the EG5120 5G Edge Computing Gateway is now listed in the Microsoft Azure certified device catalogue and also Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass. The EG5120 helps to seamlessly extend Azure & AWS based IoT cloud services and intelligence to the network edge, and allows customers using Azure and AWS to quickly & seamlessly deploy IoT applications in verticals including autonomous driving, smart cities, industrial IoT (IIoT), smart energy, robotics, and more. With Azure IoT and AWS IoT Greengrass, customers can securely connect, configure, manage, monitor and maintain edge devices and customize applications for field devices, including streaming analytics, machine learning, image recognition and other high-value AI applications that are deployed from the cloud to the edge for local execution, to dramatically reduce the time and cost of connecting various sensors and devices from the edge to the cloud. Features of the EG5120 Robustel 5G Edge Computing Gateway Cutting-edge (Release 16) 5G connectivity. Global cellular band coverage. High performance processor for running complex applications. 2 X RS232/RS485 serial ports for connecting to industrial devices. 2 X Digital Inputs (DI) and 2x Digital Outputs (DO) for simple monitoring and control. Dual SIM card slots for failover & redundancy. Wide operating temperature range, ideal for industrial applications. Linux Debian 11 (bullseye) based Operating System Support for Docker containers for rapid application deployment Access to more than 50,000 applications from the Debian repository. Access to Industrial VPN protocols like Wireguard, IPsec and OpenVPN. Full Modbus TCP and RTU support for industrial data collection. Robustel's management platform RCMS for effective management of large fleets of devices. About Robustel: Robustel are a Wireless IoT & WAN Edge solutions provider specialising in 5G, 4G/LTE & LPWAN devices, helping the enterprise in smart cities, transportation, smart water, energy and precision agriculture industry to deliver unbreakable connectivity by Robustel's hardware and cloud.

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Tuya Signed Strategic Partnership with China Mobile International to Further Promote Digital Intelligence's New Business Model

Tuya Smart | October 12, 2022

Tuya Smart a global IoT development platform service provider, and China Mobile International Middle East company (CMI), signed a strategic partnership at GITEX Global 2022 to promote the deployment and implementation of IoT solutions and projects across the Middle East and Africa. They also decided that they will together provide more technical support for smart scenes, such as smart business, smart cities, and more. "China Mobile International is an important partner of Tuya and the two parties continuously work together on driving IoT development. With the help of China Mobile and other channel partners, Tuya-enabled smart devices can quickly enter thousands of households across the globe. With today's strategic cooperation with CMI, Tuya will continue to select high-quality Tuya-enabled products and full-scene business solutions for CMI, working together to accelerate the mature implementation of smart business in the Middle East and Africa," said Johnny Lu, the General Manager of LATEM Region of Tuya Smart. "CMI is committed to providing a more convenient information environment for carrier partners, enterprise customers and mobile users, and help empower the digital transformation for various industries. Leveraging our global digital infrastructure and Tuya's IoT ecosystem, we look forward to creating an ecosystem together through this cooperation, and providing full digital intelligence services for businesses within and beyond the Middle East and Africa region," Colin Wang, Managing Director of CMI Middle East and Africa Region CMI to explore IoT market in MEA with one-stop IoT smart platform RINGA CMI, a subsidiary of China Mobile, was officially established in Hong Kong, China in December 2010 to provide better services to meet the growing demand in the international telecommunications market. Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI provides comprehensive international telecom services and solutions to international enterprises, carriers and mobile users. CMI iSolutions provides 5 pillars of services to global enterprise customers, including cloud network integration, connectivity, data center, ICT and IoT. Its service portfolio covers 50+ industry solutions across logistics, finance, manufacturing, retail as well as solutions for cloud network integration, MNC, IoT sectors etc, with the commitment to help enterprises expand their global business more efficiently. With the continuous expansion of global IoT application scale, CMI launched RINGA, which is an IoT PaaS platform, integrating one-stop IoT services in hardware, platform and applications. RINGA connects global IoT service providers, smart hardware manufacturers and IoT device retailers to help global enterprises and operators to quickly build comprehensive IoT applications. With the in-depth cooperation between both parties, CMI has developed the RINGA+ APP which connects various categories and brands of smart home devices to the platform. In the future, RINGA+ platform will be expanded to smart apartments, smart hotels, smart offices, smart factories and other diverse smart application scenarios to further serve the IoT application needs of all walks of life. Tuya presented the Cube Solution at GITEX to support global customers by helping them establish their own IoT platforms As a global IoT development platform service provider, Tuya is committed to providing its partners with open and neutral IoT ecosystem support and advanced and valuable technologies. As of June 30, 2022, Tuya had more than 629,000 developers in more than 200 countries and regions, with more than 2,200 enabled product categories. Tuya also showcased its Cube Solution at GITEX Global 2022. The Cube Solution is a private IoT service deployment solution that was launched earlier in the year. Within the Cube Solution, developers can build a scalable private IoT platform to handle device management, connectivity, application development, and data analytics. The Cube Solution allows businesses to connect and manage IoT devices, rapidly develop applications, provide data security services, and system auto-scaling, all backed by Tuya's proven IoT PaaS. The Cube Solution helps enterprises keep pace with the ever-changing demand for IoT technologies in business and create personalized IoT platform operations for every industrial vertical and every scenario quickly. The cooperation between Tuya and CMI demonstrates that both parties will combine technical and ecological advantages to promote the landing of IoT solutions in the Middle East and African regions and improve the solution-delivering capability across the globe. In addition, Tuya will take this as an opportunity to continuously cultivate the Middle East and African markets, constantly promote the implementation of smart scenes, and further provide more application cases and market resources for ecosystem partners. About Tuya Smart Tuya Smart is a leading technology company focused on making our lives smarter. Tuya does this through offering a cloud platform that connects a range of devices via the IoT. By building interconnectivity standards, Tuya bridges the intelligent needs of brands, OEMs, developers, and retail chains across a broad range of smart devices and industries. Tuya solutions empower partners and customers by improving the value of their products while making consumers' lives more convenient through the application of technology. Through its growing commercial SaaS business, Tuya offers intelligent business solutions for a wide range of verticals. The Company's platform is backed by industry-leading technology complete with rigorous data protection and security. Tuya partners with leading Fortune 500 companies from around the world to make things smarter, including Philips, Schneider Electric, Lenovo and many others.

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