How IP cameras, IoT sensors can combine to make cities smarter – asmag.com

Needless to say, video surveillance plays a critical role in smart city initiatives. Now, with more and more IoT sensors being deployed, they can work with IP cameras to make cities even smarter, safer and livable.

Many reasons why our partnership with Axis Communication is so important for Axis, us at Sensative, and our customers in smart buildings and cities.

Stakeholders need to work together to realize the benefits of smart buildings – asmag.com

Future smart cities and buildings could bring several benefits to life, such as reducing waste, driving power efficiencies and enhancing resources, but it also comes with some challenges, with security issues being the most significant.

IoT interoperability is necessary, both when it comes to legacy technology already in operation in buildings and cities and all the new IoT technologies flooding the market.

The problem with many solutions is that they are complete vertical solutions with everything from sensors to the end-user application. That solves a need in a simple way, but without any thought on the bigger picture of future needs and re-use of infrastructure and data. Complete vendor and data lock-in.

Privacy by design: Cybersecurity and the future of 5G

So far, carriers and governments have focused on efficiency and first-to-market strategies over the pre-emptive security of their services. Looking back to the arrival of the first IoT and cloud technologies, history has repeatedly shown that when we rush to expand our computing power and interconnectivity, we expose ourselves to an entirely new landscape for attackers to leverage and abuse.

5G is a brave new world for businesses, but also for threat actors.

Cybersecurity facts to focus on in 2018 – Cyber Defense Magazine

An estimated 8.4 billion ‘things’ are now connected to the internet worldwide, and while this level of connectivity comes with plenty of benefits, it also brings increased cybersecurity risks.

Listed by security provider AVG as one of the top 10 points of entry for hackers to access your network, the Internet of Things is not just a problem in the sense that devices can be used to form attack networks or for hackers to co-opt devices for their computing power, it’s also possible to access private information or simply cause a nuisance.