NASA forays into the Internet of Things
Many of the commercial products around the Internet of Things may just seem like toys, but officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are beginning to use them to connect with citizens in new ways, improve lab operations and even monitor the lab’s information security operations.
Industry steps up on IoT cybersecurity — is it enough?
A consortium of some of the largest multinational corporations in the world has published a guide to help its members and other companies ensure cybersecurity as more and more industrial systems are connected to the internet.
NIST scientists ‘nervous’ about lightweight crypto for IoT
Federal scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology are working on new cryptographic standards for the tiny computers embedded into car engines, lightbulbs and others devices connected to the web for the Internet of Things — but the process makes some of them uneasy.
Experts call energy infrastructure cybersecurity bill ‘shortsighted’
Lawmakers fear that hackers will ramp up attacks against U.S. energy infrastructure and as a result, have crafted new legislation to help find solutions. Some cybersecurity experts, however, are skeptical of the Senate’s latest efforts.
State Department invests in IoT
C3 IoT has been awarded a contract to provide big data analytics through the Internet of Things to help reduce the State Department’s energy usage.
DHS funds smart shirts for first responders
A shirt that collects first responders' vital signs and transmits them to headquarters could become standard equipment for police and firefighters thanks to funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.