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November 09, 2016

Attack of the Botnets: More About IoT Security

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Attack of the Botnets: More About IoT Security

The Internet of Things is growing. Smart, connected devices range from highly intelligent, intricate devices to even your refrigerator at home. With the growing number of connected devices, it is now, more than ever, important that proper security architecture is in place to defend from malicious attacks. Already, there have been hacks involving smart home IoT devices allowing access into private networks; devices such as routers, smart TVs and even refrigerators...

August 12, 2016

5 Examples of How IoT Advances Physical Security

5 Examples of How IoT Advances Physical Security

Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) are affecting many different types of industries. One, in particular, is that of physical security and safety. Physical Security includes all measures taken to protect people, facilities and resources from damage or harm. To date, physical security systems include techniques such as security guards, locks, spotlights, physical barriers, video surveillance and more. Utilizing the Internet of Things in these approaches by using connected sensors/devices and automated alert systems will surely enhance...

August 05, 2015

The Internet of Things - Security Risks and Solutions

The Internet of Things - Security Risks and Solutions

We have spoken time and time again about the potential of the Internet of Things. While its many benefits are undeniable, the security concerns around IoT are real as well. Internet of Things, by nature, is an open system and has many components (most of which are connected through online or Bluetooth networks). This makes it susceptible to security threats at both the component level and system...

July 09, 2015

Infographic : Home Automation Part 1 - Safety

Infographic : Home Automation Part 1 - Safety

We all know that Home Automation can provide peace of mind for you and your family. As per the www.fbi.gov, 83% of Burglars said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a break-in. As per 60% of those surveyed would seek a different target if they discovered an alarm was present.  According to www.nfpa.org, 3 out of 5 home fire deaths result from a non-working fire alarm. Most smart fire Alarms check sensors and batteries 400 times per day that’s 146’000 times per year. As always, you can start your Home Automation journey with Plasma’s IoT services and solutions.