Security

Firefighting drones

17 Sep 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

In recent years new types of intelligent drones have been developed that are able to act in three phases: before, during and after the fire.

One of the biggest concerns in times of high temperatures is the increased risk of fires in areas with a high density of vegetation. Galicia, Extremadura or Andalusia are communities prone to suffer these catastrophes in their large green areas with the consequent human, animal and plant losses that the fire can cause. This is why public administrations are extending the duration of prevention campaigns all year around instead...Read more

Telefónica IoT and Honda reduce motorbikes robbery

09 Jul 2018 Published by TelefonicaIoT

Pucallpa, located in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, has a big concern with the safety of their citizens and their vehicles. With a population of 200.000 inhabitants, the motorcycle is the easiest way to move around the city.

However, the main problem for those who live there is only one: security. Well, the lack of security. The bikes are a comfortable way of transport, easy to park and to drive around, but they are also easier to steal. This problem significantly started to affect the best-selling brand in the area.

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Not just entertainment: 5 IoT technologies to protect your home

04 May 2018 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Ever since we began talking about the Internet of Things several years ago, this technology has only continued to captivate us. However, its implementation and spread has been gradual depending on how we want to use it.

Indeed, the IoT’s first conquests came more in the fields of leisure and entertainment: televisions connected to the Internet, smart loudspeakers, exercise bracelets… And since then, we have gradually gotten used to seeing it in other segments as well, such as transport (connected cars and bicycles), accessories (smart watches), services (virtual assistants) and...Read more

Infographic: IoT connected drones

30 Apr 2018 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

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