Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the Elastic Stack

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers manufacturing companies the opportunity to get data from thousands of sensors and devices. Linking this data together is important to monitor production processes and derive appropriate measures for further analysis. One of the key challenges is data collection and normalization to use it in context of predictive analytics or shop floor security.


Are smart homes really safe from hackers?

There are a number of smart devices becoming commonplace in homes around the world, leading us closer and closer to the reality of smart homes, or houses that depend primarily on interconnected smart tech. Heating, lighting, and common appliances like doorbells, alarms, and entertainment devices are now increasingly being designed to operate on the internet of things (IoT).


Why Is It (IoT) Internet Of Everything (IoE)?

With the whole world flocking towards IoT market, businesses are rushing themselves to produce more and more smart devices. Even though its first foundation was laid in the late 1980s by students from Carnegie Mellon University, the actual boom began when the thought model for future interconnection environment was proposed, in 2004.


How to Prepare Your Security Operations for the Continuing IoT Upsurge

Cloud computing has caused headaches for businesses across the globe. But just as we begin to understand the complex nature of this paradigm, it has become the mothership to billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT has exploded into our working and home lives to the tune of 27 billion active connected devices, and consumers and businesses are closing in on $1 trillion in spend.


IoT Prototyping with InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 (Part 2): Queries, Tasks and Dashboards

Previously, I put together an IoT device and started streaming data to my InfluxDB Cloud account. It has been happily streaming data to my account since. Next, I want to create a dashboard that shows changes in soil moisture levels over time, as well as the current soil moisture reading.


How to manage Internet of Things (IoT) security in 2019

Photo by BENCE BOROS on Unsplash Welcome to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) and a glimpse into the future. The IoT is where the physical world merges with the digital world. Soon, we expect the world IoT population to outnumber the human population tenfold—perhaps as many as 80 billion connected devices by 2025.


Prototyping IoT with InfluxDB Cloud 2.0

Earlier this week we announced that we are ready for the world to start using InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, the next version of the most popular time series database, in production. I love InfluxDB, and joined the company because it is so easy and fun to use while also being a battle-hardened production database. InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is suitable for monitoring infrastructure (including easily monitoring your Kubernetes cluster) but is also very popular for IoT projects.


What Is the ISA/IEC 62443 Framework?

Cybersecurity threats to manufacturing and process plants are coming from a wide range of attack vectors including supply chain, logistics, enterprise computing, remote connections, operator stations, programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems (DCSs), smart sensors and new smart devices. Many emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and communications technologies offer greater connectivity, but they make the cyber landscape more complex.


Building Serverless IoT Systems from Node-RED to AWS Lambda

Internet of Things, a term coined by the British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton, back in 1999 has now become one of the hottest topics in tech. However, 20 years have since passed and considering the rate of change in the world of technology, the current state of IoT’s mass acceptance is quite dismal.