For most rural medical facilities, telemedicine – video plus broadband data links to large medical facilities in cities – is a literal lifesaver. From rapidly moving large images such as X-rays and CT scans to video conferencing between patients and remote specialists, broadband connections help to bring the latest medical information and techniques to small clinics and regional hospitals.
Universities have been on lockdown through the holiday break, and now it’s time for students to return to the classroom. With the return of students come sneaky ways hackers can bypass security.
Here are a few tips to keep them out:
In October 2016, a massive “denial of service” attack was orchestrated across the Internet by hackers. While denial of service attacks are not uncommon, this one attracted news attention because of its method – the hackers used IoT (Internet of Things) devices to gain access.
The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, will soon enter the mainstream of business and industry (see Fiber and the Industrial IoT). Unlike consumer IoT applications, security and reliability are not just important – they are critical in industrial applications.
By now, nearly everyone has heard of the Internet of Things, the latest buzzword in technology. From the fitness monitor that tracks your activity to the smart thermostat on your wall, IoT devices are becoming prevalent in society.