Breaking Down the IDC Top 10 IoT Predictions for 2017

January 24, 2017


A new IDC FutureScape offers top 10 predictions for the Worldwide IoT in 2017.  The research evaluates 10 emerging trends and ranks them in terms of their likely impact across the enterprise and the time it will take each prediction to go mainstream (meaning the middle of bellcurve of adoption). 

We took a close look and found that the list provides an excellent starting point for enterprises – particular industrials - that are steadily getting pulled toward the Industrial Internet and need to learn more.  Let’s break it down.

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Take These Five Steps Now to Secure Critical Infrastructure

January 06, 2017

Protect industrial systems by executing these simple strategies before the next cyber attack.



Enough already with the cyber finger pointing.  It's Time to Act.

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Hacking Too Close to Home: Why the Vermont Electric Grid “Laptop” Malware Matters

January 02, 2017

The recent political furor over state sponsored hacking took an ugly and dangerous turn, on the morning of December 30th when a tiny Vermont electric utility reported that Grizzly Steppe – the spear-fishing process used to access DNC emails – had been found on one of their systems.

Vermont Governor, Peter Shumlin issued a statement accusing Vladimir Putin of attempting to hack Vermont’s electrical grid, and many others follow suit.

And there appears to be a good chance that the malicious code found on a Burlington Electric laptop is evidence of a state sponsored cyberattack.

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