IT

From outside-in to inside-out: My take on IoT

At IDC I co-founded a practice that studied the three dimensions of IoT: industry technology platforms, industry verticals and industry geographies. As an industry analyst, I had a front-row ticket to the IoT market and continually witnessed incredible innovations. Like many other experts, I kept my seatbelt buckled for what we expected to be IoT’s […]

How to secure the modern utility grid

Utilities are embracing modernization efforts to increase efficiency and reliability and enable renewable energy. But there’s another trend utilities must account for: cyberattacks. Attacks in July of 2019 against the US and in December of 2015 against the Ukraine power grid proved that a cyberattack can take utilities offline, endangering lives and incurring significant financial […]

February 6, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco Cyber Vision: Under the hood

It’s an exciting time for organizations that are migrating to Industry 4.0. Over the last few decades, industrial control systems (ICS) have enabled modern industrial automation. Today, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies present new opportunities to increase operational efficiency and launch a new generation of industrial products and services.   But first, organizations must address […]

January 28, 2020

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco announces comprehensive IIoT security architecture, Cyber Vision for visibility and Edge Intelligence

Cisco IoT is announcing two key innovations that empower both IT and OT teams, furthering the Multi-Domain architecture. The first is the release of Cisco Cyber Vision and a comprehensive IIoT security architecture. Next is Cisco Edge Intelligence, which radically simplifies IoT Edge to multi-cloud data delivery and control for connected assets.

Three IoT trends to watch this month

At Cisco Live in Barcelona, we will discuss multi-domain architectures, Edge computing, and especially security at the edge. Visit Cisco IoT at Cisco Live, or check out the live stream of sessions.

Bridging the divide: Getting IT and OT to work together for industrial IoT

Industrial IoT has the potential to transform business processes in manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and more. However, organizations must first overcome numerous challenges, one of which is bridging the divide between IT and operational technology (OT). Having the right people involved and working together toward an IoT initiative is critical for achieving a seamless, […]

December 17, 2019

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

IIoT security tips and trends for 2020

It’s an exciting time to be in the industrial IoT security space. Having recently joined Cisco’s IoT security business unit as product manager for Cyber Vision, I’ve enjoyed seeing how the industry has evolved in just the past couple years. Current trends point clearly to opportunities for robust IIoT deployments. Market consolidation The acquisition of […]

December 3, 2019

LIFE AT CISCO

To Cisco Employees, Every Day is #GivingTuesday

Every day, across the globe, Cisco employees are giving back in unique and inspiring ways. This Giving Tuesday, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the incredible work our employees are doing, and the organizations they’re most passionate about. We’re sure, as you get to know these employees further, that their stories […]

November 19, 2019

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Manufacturing: Secure networks to cell/area zone

Strictly speaking, threats to manufacturers’ security isn’t a new phenomenon. For several years, factories have fallen prey to security breaches – experiencing everything from brief production disruptions to significant business impacts. Known incidents in 2017 cost manufacturers more than $10 billion in reported losses. Not surprisingly, security has emerged as a board-level concern for nearly […]