Windows IoT Core Test Interface Lets Attackers Take Over Devices

Microsoft | March 04, 2019

Embedded and IoT cable-connected devices running Microsoft's Windows IoT Core are exposed to remote command execution attacks with SYSTEM privileges that require no authentication, with the help of an open source RAT tool released on GitHub. Windows 10 IoT Core-powered devices run a version of Windows 10 optimized for smaller ARM and x86/x64 devices, compatible with universal apps and drivers but with no support for shells or Microsoft apps.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

The IoT Community Announces Phoenix Contact as a Gold-level Corporate Member in its Elite IoT Ecosystem

The IoT Community | June 08, 2022

The IoT CommunityTM (Internet of Things Community), the world’s largest community of CXOs and IoT professionals and practitioners, announces Phoenix Contact has joined its elite IoT ecosystem as a gold-level corporate member. Phoenix Contact's Dave Eifert, Sr. Business Development Manager - IIoT, Phoenix Contact, was also appointed to the IoT Community Advisory Board. David Hill, Executive Director of the IoT Community: “We are excited to welcome Phoenix Contact to our IoT Community ecosystem as a gold-level corporate member, in addition to adding Dave Eifert to our Advisory Board. The edge is at the forefront of the IoT Community’s focus, and Phoenix Contact is significantly helping to transform the Edge of Things which makes this a great fit for our ecosystem. We look forward to working with the Phoenix Contact team, to accelerate the uptake and evolution of the industrial and enterprise edge.” Phoenix Contact is a global market leader for components, systems and solutions in the fields of electrical controls, networking and automation. Dr. Tom Bradicich, Hewlett Packard Fellow, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and IoT Community Advisory Board Chair: “We are pleased to have Phoenix Contact join us in the IoT Community, and welcome Dave Eifert to the Advisory Board. We look forward to advancing our vision of an open, secure, and intelligent edge, collaborating across our IoT Community.” Phoenix Contact’s corporate membership adds to the elite IoT Community ecosystem, composed of the biggest names in technology and household names across the IoT industry. Over the past 7 years, the IoT Community has engaged with industry leaders to create the most compelling and trusted thought leadership content in the IoT ecosystem. “Becoming a gold member of the prestigious IoT Community is an honor for Phoenix Contact, and I am excited to join the IoT Community Advisory Board. Together, we can help share industry learnings and best practices at a core level on critical issues we see from industrial and enterprise IoT customer deployments. I look forward to working with other community members to create the framework for the IoT Community’s Converged Edge Center of Excellence.” Dave Eifert, Sr. Business Development Manager - IIoT, Phoenix Also at the IoT Slam Live conference, Eifert, and Don Dickinson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Infrastructure, Phoenix Contact USA will deliver a spotlight Keynote address titled: Practical tips to realize benefit from implementing IIoT/Digitalization. This keynote will offer tips for how to realize real business benefit from IIoT/Digitalization projects. The session will cover how to assure that the benefit is not limited to “islands”, but is scalable, and available to benefit the wider organization. The critical subject of cyber security will be considered. IoT practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge in IoT are invited to sign up for a free individual membership in The IoT Community, which has 30,000+ members. About IoT Community (Internet of Things Community) The IoT Community is the world’s largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 30,000+ members. The function is to focus on adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, overcoming the variety of barriers, inhibitors, technical and operational issues. About Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact is a global market leader based in Germany. Phoenix Contact produces future-oriented components, systems, and solutions for electrical controls, networking, and automation. With a worldwide network reaching across more than 100 countries and with over 20,300 employees, Phoenix Contact maintains close relationships with its customers. The company’s wide variety of products makes it easy for engineers to implement the latest technology in various applications and industries. Phoenix Contact focuses on the fields of energy, infrastructure, process, and factory automation.

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Senet and Eclypses Partner to Utilize MTE Technology and Provide Security to Data-in-Transit to the IoT Market

Senet | July 06, 2022

Senet, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Eclypses, a Boston-based leader in end-point data protection and developer of MTE® technology, today announced a collaboration to provide advanced FIPS 140-3 validated security solutions to the IoT ecosystem. Eclypses’ patented MTE technology is designed to meet the needs of highly scalable, low-power, widely dispersed IoT end points, delivering an added level of security for critical infrastructure and essential business applications that require it. Utilizing the Eclypses Cryptographic Library (ECL), MTE uniquely delivers enhanced end-to-end security capabilities such as verification of each endpoint connection and uniquely protected data packets with no change to the user experience and minimal impact on system resources. Through this collaboration, Senet customers can purchase Eclypses’ enhanced digital security as an integrated element of Senet’s network services. Eclypses also offers IoT device manufacturers the ability to enable their devices with MTE security at the point of manufacture or through a firmware update. “Senet has a committed history of augmenting the already strong LoRaWAN security capabilities through integrations with world-leading security solution providers, With device and data security increasingly becoming a leading topic of discussion with utility, municipal, and large enterprise customers, we are pleased to be partnering with Eclypses to offer the latest innovations in security designed for highly scalable IoT solutions and environments.” Bruce Chatterley, CEO of Senet Unlike other solutions that stop at monitoring, Eclypses takes a proactive approach to secure IoT data to the highest level in anticipation of all types of threats. Eclypses’ layered security approach includes ECL (Eclypses Cryptographic Library), a FIPS 140-3 cryptographic library that provides consistent security for all offerings across all platforms; MTE (MicroToken Exchange), a Patented technology that uses ECL to randomize and replace data with random streams of values; and MKE (Managed Key Encryption), which uses ECL to randomly replace and encrypt data with single use encryption keys generated by MTE. “With billions of IoT devices already connected and billions more due to be deployed in the next few years, having a well-defined security strategy is a must for device manufacturers, network operators, and end users alike,” said David Gomes, COO of Eclypses. “Senet is an established leader in the LoRaWAN ecosystem and we’re excited to be collaborating to deliver enhanced security options to one of the fastest growing segments of the IoT market.” About Senet, Inc. Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers, and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across the United States, representing millions of households. With a multi-year head start over competing Low Power Wide Area Network technologies, Senet offers services in over one hundred and eighty countries and owns and operates one of the largest publicly available LoRaWAN® networks in the United States. Our disruptive go-to-market models and critical technical advantages have helped us become a leading connectivity provider with recognized expertise in building and operating global IoT networks. For additional information, visit www.senetco.com. About Eclypses Founded in 2017, Eclypses originated as a subsidiary of Secure Cloud Systems, Inc. with the primary focus of developing MTE cyber technology to be the most innovative and disruptive data security solution for all mobile application and website technologies. The patented MTE technology validated by FIPS 140-3 was developed through a technical team in Colorado Springs, CO, an innovation center for the evolution of this cutting-edge safety technology. With a focus on mobile, web, and IoT devices, this technology enables a higher level of security to protect against cyber attacks from intermediaries on products and applications that may have limited resources, such as battery life, processor, or performance.

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LoRa Alliance® Launches IPv6 Over LoRaWAN®; Opens Wide Range of New Markets for LoRaWAN

LoRa Alliance | May 17, 2022

The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® standard for the internet of things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), today announced that LoRaWAN now seamlessly supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) from end-to-end. By expanding the breadth of device-to-application solutions with IPv6, LoRaWAN’s addressable IoT market is also broadened to include internet-based standards required in smart electricity metering and new applications in smart buildings, industries, logistics, and homes. The new IPv6 adaptation layer facilitates and accelerates development of secure and interoperable applications over LoRaWAN and builds on the alliance’s commitment to ease of use. IP-based solutions, commonly found in enterprise and industrial solutions, among many others, can now be transmitted over LoRaWAN, and easily integrated with cloud infrastructures. This allows developers to quickly enable internet-based applications, while significantly reducing time-to-market and total cost of ownership. “As digitization across market sectors continues, integrating multiple technologies to achieve end-to-end solutions is critical,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “At the same time, companies are requiring solutions that provide increased interoperability and adhere to standards. Now that LoRaWAN readily integrates with any IP application, end users have both. IPv6 is a core technology underpinning IoT, so enabling IPv6 over LoRaWAN opens a huge number of new markets and a much larger addressable application space to LoRaWAN. Developers and end users with IPv6 devices recognize the benefits of digital transformation and IoT, and already create solutions that can improve lives and the environment, as well as drive new revenue streams. By supporting IPv6, they now have a simple path to use LoRaWAN and benefit from the technology’s proven advantages. With this development, LoRaWAN once again positions itself a market leader at the forefront of IoT.” The successful development of IPv6 Over LoRaWAN is credited to the active collaboration of LoRa Alliance members in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to specify the Static Context Header Compression (SCHC) and fragmentation techniques, which makes transport of the IP packets over LoRaWAN very efficient. The LoRa Alliance IPv6 over LoRaWAN Task Force then took the SCHC specification (RFC 90111) and integrated it into the body of the LoRaWAN standard. LoRa Alliance member company, Acklio, made significant contributions to enable IPv6 over LoRaWAN and was integral to the development of the SCHC technology for LoRaWAN. Moore continued, “I want to thank Acklio on behalf of the LoRa Alliance for its support and contributions to this effort, and its efforts to drive the LoRaWAN standard forward.” "Acklio, a pioneer of SCHC technology, is proud to contribute to this new milestone that makes LoRaWAN natively compatible with Internet technologies. The LoRa Alliance ecosystem has mobilized for the specification and adoption of this key feature in record time. SCHC solutions that are compliant with this new specification are now commercially available from partners across the IoT value chain to deploy IPv6 over LoRaWAN solutions worldwide." Alexander Pelov, CEO of Acklio. The first application to leverage SCHC for IPv6 over LoRaWAN is DLMS/COSEM for smart metering. It was developed as part of the liaison between LoRa Alliance and DLMS User Association to address electric utilities requirement for the use of IP-based standards. There are many additional applications for IPv6 over LoRaWAN, such as monitoring internet networking equipment, reading RFID labels, and IP-based smart home applications, among others. About LoRa Alliance® The LoRa Alliance® is an open, nonprofit association that has become one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector since its inception in 2015. Its members closely collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN® standard, which is the de facto global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. LoRaWAN has the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both fixed and mobile, and a robust LoRaWAN Certification program to guarantee that devices perform as specified. The LoRaWAN standard has been deployed by more than 170 network operators globally, with connectivity available worldwide.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

With Transatel, NTT Rolls out New 5G IoT Service in the USA to Accelerate Connected Industries Transformation

Transatel, NTT | May 16, 2022

Transatel - subsidiary of NTT since 2019 - announces the worldwide deployment of a new 5G IoT solution for the industrial, IT and automotive sectors. After France, Belgium and Japan, Transatel’s global 5G IoT services is now available in the USA and will be extended to the rest of the world in the coming months. The announcement follows the recent launch of NTT’s breakthrough Private 5G Network as-a-service platform1. Starting May 12, NTT will be offering both private and public 5G connectivity in the USA. This mobile broadband continuity of service will prove to be critical for many industries, as IIoT applications process an ever-growing volume of data. Public 5G service will be available through Transatel’s global cellular IoT connectivity platform. “The Transatel SIM is already an integral part of the NTT Ltd enterprise focused Private 5G solution, giving NTT P5G customers the benefit of having a single SIM serving both their private network needs while also enabling global roaming for enterprises requiring this feature beyond factories and campuses.” said Shahid Ahmed, NTT Ltd. EVP New Ventures and Innovation. The announcement of Transatel’s 5G offer further enhances the NTT P5G offering by allowing continuous 5G coverage between private and public networks. In the past only 4G public coverage was available, thereby limiting the potential business benefit and use case development. "We are excited to launch 5G IoT in the USA and abroad. NTT’s cellular networks hybridation capabilities demonstrates the strong synergies within the group." Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel, NTT’s global MVNO. Connected industry and hybrid workplace applications on the front line for 5G Field operations and distributed workforce will be the first to benefit from 5G broadband connectivity. SIM and eSIM compatible PCs, tablets and enterprise routers will now support data-intensive applications with unprecedented reliability and fluidity. “5G is a revolution for the IT industry as it offers significantly superior performances, security and user experience compared to WIFI. Very soon, most PCs and tablets sold on the market will be 5G ready, with cellular connectivity modules embedded.” predicts Jacques Bonifay, who has been supporting leading Always-Connected PC manufacturers in this transformation for several years. Industrial IoT and M2M use cases are also good candidates for 5G. Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence based applications such as Video Content Analysis (VCA), push-to-talk, as well as autonomous robots and vehicles require ever growing volumes of data. The higher bandwidth and lower latency of public and private 5G connectivity addresses these new challenges while offering manufacturers new transformation and innovation opportunities. About Transatel (subsidiary of NTT Ltd.) Transatel is a global Mobile Virtual Network Operators Enabler and cellular connectivity solutions provider for the industry, IT and automotive sectors. Pioneer in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, our global 3G/4G/5G and LTE-M connectivity platform enables IoT applications including sensors, trackers, mobile and enterprise edge devices, as well as connected vehicles and aircraft, worldwide. Transatel currently manages more than 3 million SIM and eSIM profiles across more than 190 destinations for customers such as Airbus, Stellantis, Worldline, and Jaguar Land Rover.

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