Can the cloud cure IoT security problems?

|

article image
The cloud has made deploying servers easy and taken much of the complexity out of application delivery. Now, it will face its next challenge: rescuing the internet of things from itself. By any measure, IoT is big business. Last year, global IoT spending reached $737 billion, according to IDC, and is expected to reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. The number of IoT devices was about 15.4 billion in 2015 and, according to IHS, will nearly double by 2020. Intel is even more aggressive in its projections, expecting the number of IoT devices to reach 200 billion by 2020.

Spotlight

EOH Technology Solutions

EOH Technology Solutions focuses on helping companies and organisations to take a more strategic and efficient approach to IT. We provide comprehensive world-class solutions and services to businesses and industries, to allow IT to optimally serve the business strategy.

OTHER ARTICLES

How virtualization helped Dell make a pandemic pivot

Article | April 14, 2021

Danny Cobb, fellow and vice president of engineering for Dell Technologies’ telco systems business, remembers his company cruising into early 2020: Kicking off a new fiscal year with its operating plan in place, supply chain nailed down and factories humming; people coming into the office each day to the usual routine of looking for parking spots and taking laptops down to the cafeteria. Then came March, and the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit U.S. shores. In the course of one weekend, Dell pivoted to having more than 90% of its workforce working from home. That meant a dramatic shift in its network needs and operations – one that was only able to be accomplished so quickly because of virtualized infrastructure.

Read More

Is Your On-Premises Existence Under Scrutiny? VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Offers a Solution

Article | April 14, 2021

For many IT teams and organizations, maintaining an on-premises infrastructure has become an increasing challenge. The introduction of the public cloud, along with the wholesale perception that running workloads in the public cloud is less expensive and provides an equivalent environment for previously on-premises workloads have captured significant attention. While the popularity of the public cloud is an undeniable force, without considering the disadvantages of relocating applications from on-premises data centers to the public cloud organizations are unable to make a balanced business decision. From the finance perspective, the traditional process of accounting for expensive capital-funded on-premises infrastructure updates creates extra work accounting for the infrastructure assets across the life span of the equipment. For accounting teams – the main allure of moving to the public cloud is that it eliminates the significant capital spend necessary to refresh the infrastructure every few years, replacing that cost with a more manageable monthly bill from the public cloud provider.

Read More

Researchers Explore Details of Critical VMware Vulnerability

Article | April 14, 2021

Researchers have published the details of an investigation into CVE-2020-3952, a major vulnerability in VMware's vCenter that was disclosed and patched on April 9. The flaw was given a CVSS score of 10. CVE-2020-3952 exists in VMware's Directory Service (vmdir), which is a part of VMware vCenter Server, a centralized management platform for virtualized hosts and virtual machines. Through vCenter Server, the company says, an administrator can manage hundreds of workloads. The platform uses single sign-on (SSO), which includes vmdir, Security Token Service, an administration server, and the vCenter Lookup Service. Vmdir is also used for certificate management for the workloads vCenter handles.

Read More

Fortinet Forges FortiAI Security Service

Article | April 14, 2021

Fortinet lent overworked and understaffed security operations (SecOPs) teams a helping hand today with the launch of FortiAI, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered threat detection and remediation service.“FortiAI is designed to optimize security operations, enhance the productivity of the security analysts, and to reduce the false-positive rate,” said Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, VP of Fortinet’s global field CISO team, in an interview with SDxCentral.To do this, FortiAI utilizes a “self-learning” deep neural network (DNN) to automate rote security tasks to accelerate threat detection and remediation.“The practical reality is the complexity is expanding beyond the ability of conventional security operations to keep pace and so artificial intelligence and its subsets in machine learning and deep learning are all designed to automate those more mundane tasks,” Nguyen-Duy explained.

Read More

Spotlight

EOH Technology Solutions

EOH Technology Solutions focuses on helping companies and organisations to take a more strategic and efficient approach to IT. We provide comprehensive world-class solutions and services to businesses and industries, to allow IT to optimally serve the business strategy.

Events