Peggy Smedley

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Let’s Go Phishing

There is no question that cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. It seems that most hackers stick with the tried and true.
By |4/23/2015|
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GE Doubles Down on IIoT

The most recent news from GE suggests the company is taking some pretty bold steps toward not only simplifying its business, but doubling down on its industrial manufacturing roots.
By |4/16/2015|
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IBM Rolls Dice on IoT

How is it enterprises collect data, but they never really know how to take advantage of all the data they collect?
By |4/9/2015|
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I Wasn’t Texting. Really!

I have spent many hours talking to law enforcement and I am always amazed at the excuses they are given when drivers are pulled over for distracted driving.
By |4/2/2015|
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Power-Grid Hacked? Where’s the IoT?

Writing about the IoT (Internet of Things), or what was once called M2M, is something that people want to read about, a lot. It’s only recently that people are really catching on that everything is going to be connected.
By |3/30/2015|
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Chicago to Surpass Silicon Valley in IoT

The saying goes it takes a village. But when it comes to Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it takes a city, or more importantly, a connected city.
By |3/27/2015|
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What Is Texting While Driving?

For the past several years April has kicked off the annual National Distracted Driving Awareness month.
By |3/26/2015|
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IoT: Possible to Practical

If you haven’t met Don DeLoach, president and CEO of Infobright, www.infobright.com, then I encourage you take the time to make a personal introduction if you care about the IoT (Internet of Things).
By |3/25/2015|
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Connected Car Lawsuits Begin

It was only a matter a time before this was going to happen. And now it has. A lawsuit has been filed against three leading automakers seeking damages in the millions.
By |3/24/2015|
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Not Neutral with Net Neutrality

Depending on what side of the fence you are on is whether you support net neutrality. But if there is one thing for sure, the debate on this subject will go on, and on, and on, regardless of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), www.fcc.gov, ruling last week.
By |3/2/2015|
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Cyber Starts with the CEO

If you listen to the news these days, if we aren’t talking about something as horrible as threats to human life with terrorists, we are talking about a cyberattack.
By |2/26/2015|
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The $64,000 Question

Have you ever wondered who is listening to your conversations? Are you concerned your personal messages might be made public?
By |2/20/2015|
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The Cyber Bank Heist

Today on my radio show http://www.peggysmedleyshow.com/ 12 CT, once again I will be talking about perhaps the most common approaches behind many of the cyberattacks that are making headline news and what companies need to be doing to fend off the bad guys in the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) marketplace.
By |2/17/2015|
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You Will Be Hacked

How did you celebrate Data Privacy Day? It’s a pretty safe bet that most businesses and consumers didn’t pay close attention to January 28, which commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, in 1981.
By |2/10/2015|
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IoT Readies for Shakeup

The world M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) is not without its drama. And when it’s a tight-knit community like the world of connected devices news travels fast.
By |2/2/2015|