2016 Internet Security Threat Report: Security Landscape; Software, Appliances, Threats, and Capabilities

Posted by Gerry Poe



The 2016 Intenet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity.

Last year, 2015, Symantec discovered more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware. Remarkably, these numbers no longer surprise us. Attacks against businesses and nations hit the headlines with such regularity that we’ve become numb to the sheer volume and acceleration of cyber threats. Most threat reports only scratch the surface of the threat landscape, whereas the breadth of Symantec’s data enables the Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) to examine multiple facets, including:

  • Targeted attacks
  • Smartphone threats
  • Social media scams
  • Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities
  • Attackers’ tactics, motivations, and behaviors


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Tags: Mobile Security, Cyber Security, IoT

APICS San Fernando Valley PDM: Unlocking the Hidden Potential with Supply Chain Mobility

Posted by Gerry Poe


Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes - ‘Enterprises Offering Only Corporate-Liable Programs Will Soon Be the Exception’



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Tags: APICS, Supply Chain Management, BYOD, Event, IoT

What is the Internet of Things? [Infographic]

Posted by Gerry Poe


A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low -- or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. So far, the Internet of Things has been most closely associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often referred to as being smart. - Source - Whatis-TechTarget

Executives from Cisco, Lenovo, and BT Group discussed the Internet of Things at Fortune’s Global Forum in the video below.

Ignore the Internet of Things at Your Own Risk

Cisco Executive Chairman and former CEO John Chambers said he believes there will be around 500 billion devices hooked to the Internet by 2025. This number greatly dwarfs the 25 billion connected devices that some technology analysts have projected by that time.

Chambers sounded nearly apocalyptic in tone as he said that 40% of the companies attending the conference—including possibly Cisco—would not be here “in a meaningful way” in the next ten years because the pace of technology is changing so quickly.

This video should keep you thinking ahead:



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Tags: Internet of Things, IoT

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