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According to a recent report released by Zscaler, a cloud security company, there have been 14,000 IoT-based malware attempts that have been blocked every month since May of 2019。 The number of monthly attacks has drastically increased since the summer, and with the popularity of IoT devices soaring to new heights, this number is likely to rise。 IoT devices are not safe from hackers—partly because manufacturers don’t invest in the digital security of these devices。 In fact, according to a 2019 report by Irdeto, only 58% of companies make security part of the product design cycle。 Now, companies have even more to worry about, as Zscaler’s new report has found that shadow IoT devices are impeding businesses’ security。

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This month, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) published a draft document entitled . This draft document provides cybersecurity strategies for businesses in every sector and is based on 24 case studies (2015-2019), prior NIST research, and various standards and best-practice documents.

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On January 22, 2020, Audi, Qualcomm, and the Virginia Department of Transportation announced the deployment of a new C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle to Everything) in Northern Virginia. According to the announcement, this deployment will include warnings that alert cars to work zones as well as signal phase and timing (SPaT) to provide cars with a countdown from red to green lights. 

斗地主达人Chairman Ajit Pai favorably on this announcement, stating that this technology is promising, as it enables communication between cars, infrastructure, pedestrians, cyclists, and road workers。 Additionally, he commented on a proposal to designate a portion of the 5。9 GHz band to this technology, stating: 


"Today’s C-V2X deployment announcement was only made possible through an experimental license. That’s because the current rules governing the 5.9 GHz band lock us into DSRC, a technology authorized by the FCC more than twenty years ago that has never been widely deployed. The FCC recognizes the promise of C-V2X, having voted unanimously in December on a proposal to designate 20 megahertz for its deployment in the 5.9 GHz band. If this proposal is adopted, it would be a significant step forward for automotive safety, since there is currently no spectrum designated for C-V2X. Americans on the move would be the beneficiaries—but only if the FCC takes action and leaves the failed status quo behind." 


C-V2X is divided into four separate communications categories: 


  • V2V Communication: supports safety systems with collision-avoidance capabilities 
  • V2I Communication: controls emissions, reduces congestion, and aids in other safety-related applications
  • V2P Communication: allows cars to see other people and send alerts to drivers and pedestrians via smartphone applications 
  • V2C Communication: supports cloud-based security, information, and entertainment.   


C-V2X is a step forward in the world of IoT, where all devices are connected, operations are more efficient, and people's safety is more effectively handled。  

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The Internet of Things—a newly realized vision of our world in which electronic devices interact with one another—is really not so new of a concept. In 1989, the first IoT device was engineered by John Romkey. In response to a dare, Romkey designed a smart toaster that connected to the internet using TC/IP networking, a toaster that could control the temperature of your toast and, in a later model, insert and extract your bread for you using a robotic crane. An impractical yet remarkable invention, the smart toaster was the first in a line of creations that would pave the way to the IoT ecosystem of the 21st斗地主达人 century and beyond.

But designing IoT devices isn’t as easy as connecting previous products to the internet. The IoT ecosystem is delicate and vulnerable to cyberattacks. In addition, designing the products themselves comes with three key challenges.

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The Australian government recently released a draft Code of Practice, , which will be open for comment until March 1, 2020. The Code of Practice, which covers all IoT devices available in Australia, is designed to address the following:

  • Default and Weak Passwords
  • Vulnerability 
  • Secure Software Updates
  • Secure Credential Storage 
  • Protection of Personal Data 
  • Exposed Attack Surfaces
  • Communication Security 
  • Software Integrity
  • Resiliency of Systems to Outages 
  • System Telemetry Data 
  • Personal Data Deletion 
  • Device Installation and Maintenance 
  • Input Data 

Australia isn't the only one concerned about the robustness of IoT devices, however, as both the United States and the EU have begun taking action to strengthen IoT device security。  

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In the age of IoT and AI, many are now wondering if the standards that govern innovative industries, such as the technology and medical device industries, are stifling innovation. According to a 2017 study, , in markets with both low and high uncertainty, businesses that experience problems with standards have to spend a larger amount of resources to be innovative. Many manufacturers, however, don't end up marketing their products because they cannot pass compliance with regulatory bodies and do not possess the resources to re-test and redesign products. This poses a significant threat to the global economy as well as to technological evolution.      

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