Interoperability: The key to the emerging smart city

Smart city technologies continue to experience rapid growth, both in the development of new devices and their applications within the city environment. Globally, cities’ investment in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will increase by $97 billion from 2015 – 2019. In order for these investments to realize a return, innovators, manufacturers, and policymakers need to […]

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Underwriters Labs wants to certify IoT security

In a bid to beef up security around the burgeoning realm of the Internet of Things (IoT), product safety testers Underwriters Laboratories (UL) launched new standards to test web-connected devices for vulnerabilities. According to the Christian Science Monitor, UL’s move to begin scrutiny of IoT systems follows the Cybersecurity National Action Plan launched by the […]