Security

5 IoT solutions against robbery

12 Jul 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Our most precious assets are the ones we guard the most zealously. Thieves can be found in the least expected places, and it is wise to take special care to protect our belongings, our businesses, our vehicles... Luckily, the IoT is here to help us protect our things.Read more

From the cyberpunk of Ghost in the Shell to the reality of the IoT

30 Mar 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

In the dystopian twenty-first century, Lieutenant Kusanagi faces a danger never seen before: an artificial intelligence seems to have gained consciousness. Is it an unheard-of event or an intricate espionage plot? This issue becomes more relevant in light of the main characters’ cyberpunk context: Kusanagi itself is a cyborg without any history or roots. The new film by Rupert Sanders is a famous (and cult) film among fans of science fiction and cyberpunk, a sub-genre Sci-Fi that involves a, dark, sombre, technological world. From manga (Japanese comic) to film to an anime series, the story of Motoko and his Section 9 comrades is yet another manifestation of our concerns and astonishment over a modern, eminently technological world, and more surprisingly, a world where many of the most cyberpunk predictions have come true.Read more

IoT Trends for 2017, users in the spotlight

22 Dec 2016 Published by Vicente Muñoz Boza

2016 has been the year when connectivity started to change driven by LPWA technologies and Personal IoT gains traction as a scenario where users are the main players. But other interesting technologies such as BlockChain, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Machine Learning are also emerging and growing quickly in the ecosystem. These are the trends that are setting the stage for 2017.Read more

How to protect your IoT devices so that they are not involved in the next attack

30 Nov 2016 Published by Carlos Carazo

On Friday 21 October of this year there was an attack that prevented access to services that are used every day such as Twitter, Paypal and Spotify. 

Once it had been resolved and the causes analysed, it was determined that part of the attack had originated from what was hitherto unlikely suspects: IoT devices infected with malicious code. 

This post analyses what exactly happened, what the motives were, why IoT devices were chosen and how you can protect them with technology from the operator so that they are not involved in the next attack.

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GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Self-Assessment. How to prevent becoming the next IoT hacking story

07 Oct 2016 Published by José Rodríguez Pérez

Telefónica’s IoT team – with the contribution of ElevenPaths – is participating in the Connected Living programme hosted by the GSMA in order to extend and strengthen IoT security strategy. As a result, four IoT Security Guidelines have been developed to help all the players in the IoT ecosystem to deliver properly secured IoT solutions.Read more

A safe and reliable Internet of Things

11 Feb 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Under the hood of the inclusive term ‘The Internet of Things’ is a collection of connectivity solutions that rely on different technologies. Traditionally the IoT ecosystem has failed to adequately address potential vulnerabilities involved in connecting everything everywhere.Read more

Top Trends in the IoT in 2016

28 Jan 2016 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2015, an outstanding 39% growth from 2015. This infographic show the highlighted trends from our "IoT Trends for 2016" by Vicente Muñoz Boza, Chief IoT Officer at Telefónica. Read more

IoT Trends 2016 (III): Fighting Cybercrime in the IoT

04 Jan 2016 Published by Raj Samani

IoT Trends 2016 (III). It is universally accepted that the IoT can and is having a massive impact on efficiency and becoming a game changer for the world in general, it has also been forecasted as a major threat by security experts all around the world. Although the actual number of known exploited IoT devices is lower than anticipated, there have been some numerous vulnerabilities identified that may be exploited in the future.Read more

IoT Trends for 2016. Everything connected everywhere

22 Dec 2015 Published by Vicente Muñoz Boza

More than 500 million devices will be added to the expanding IoT during 2016, an outstanding 39% growth regarding 2015. To understand how the Internet of Things will absorb such an acute increase it is important to distinguish five separate tech hubs where the Internet of Things takes place: Cities, Vehicles, Homes, Retail Spaces and Personal Technology. Each setting adopts a different strategy to undertake new connected devices.Read more