Proactive 5G Cyber Security to Maximize Opportunity and Minimize Risk

You have seen the headlines, “The 5G Revolution,” and, “5G Will Change the World.” For years, the tech world has anticipated the approach of the fifth generation of wireless technology with the excitement of a five-year old nearing Christmas. Whether or not you buy into the hype, 5G will impact your business. Understanding and preparing for that impact, particularly in the area of 5G cyber security, can prove critical. Consider the evolution of cellular technology over the past 20 years. 3G brought us the mobile internet just after the turn of the century. In the late 2000s, 4G introduced internet…

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Master IoT Cyber Security Challenges with Comprehensive, Multi-layer Security

From the smart lock on your front door to the printer down the hall, you interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) dozens of times a day. In fact, in 2019, the number of connected devices jumped to more than three times the world population. In addition to convenience, that growth has also brought significant IoT cyber security challenges. Unfortunately, in their rush to meet consumer demand, manufacturers have paid more attention to features than to security. At the same time, global standards have failed to keep pace with innovation. With an ever-widening attack surface and valuable data ready for…

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IoT Inventory Management Enables Seamless Customer Experience

Today, more than ever, consumers drive the shopping experience. Shoppers may browse online while walking through the aisles of a physical store. Or they may buy an item online but then return it to the store later. All the while, they expect a seamless experience. IoT inventory management plays a key role in making it happen. As consumer demands evolve, retailers must incorporate technology in innovative ways to meet customer expectations while expanding profit margins. Increasingly, businesses are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to streamline inventory management, providing visibility and flexibility throughout the supply chain. IoT Inventory Management…

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Future of Retail

The shopping bag has long been the universal symbol of the retail industry. But the new age of hyper-connectivity and emerging consumer trends mean that lugging a bundle of bags through a shopping mall may soon be a thing of the past. Online shopping was one thing, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the retail industry in ways no one could have predicted a decade ago. Here’s what the future of retail looks like—soon coming to a store near near you! IoT: A Network of Convenience IoT has been one of the hottest buzzwords surrounding retail for some…

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5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing

Cyber-criminals have focused their sights on small business, with thousands of attacks occurring each day. The manufacturing sector is particularly vulnerable and now ranks second only to healthcare as the most targeted for cyber-attacks. Small business manufacturing organizations must be prepared or suffer the consequences. According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cyber-Security Report, twenty-eight percent of manufacturers reported losing revenue due to cyber-attacks last year. Factory floor systems present unique vulnerabilities in protecting technical information. Increased automation and connectivity brings efficiency, but that improved performance comes with a price. With so many systems connected via the internet, and with attacks increasing…

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The Things You Can Accomplish with the Internet of Things

At any given moment, there are billions of conversations going on all around you that you would never understand, even if you could hear them. This is not an insult but a reference to the conversations between devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). Let’s tune you into the conversation. Read on and we’ll brief you on the basics of this increasingly complex system and tell you how to leverage it to boost productivity in your personal and professional life. The ABCs of IoT In 1999, when the average person was just growing comfortable with basic Internet, Executive Director…

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Crash course: The things inside the Internet of Things ( IoT )

Many industry experts argue that the Internet of Things ( IoT ) could bring about the next industrial revolution. It already has a wide variety of applications, and there are more coming: one in every six businesses is planning to roll out an IoT-based product.1 Still, the IoT is new and can be hard to grasp—even for analysts, whose current estimates of its economic impact range from nearly $2 trillion to more than $14 trillion. As a nascent market, the IoT can feel very intangible. However, at its very essence, every IoT is comprised of “things.” Connecting the internet’s things…

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