News Analysis2020-01-13T18:17:17+00:00

Recent News from Connected World.

Hybrid Work Models Demand a Focus on Security

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a sweeping trend toward remote work that isn’t going away. As the pandemic drags on and continues to threaten public health, many businesses are grappling with providing some sort of hybrid work situation for their employees. And while there are many good things about the rapid adoption of remote and hybrid work solutions, security has, in some cases, taken a hit. In times of such rapid change for enterprises and society in general, cybersecurity must be a priority.

By |9/22/2021|

Companies Build out Infrastructure for 5G in IoT

All things 5G are on the rise, it seems, and as 5G becomes more commercially available to consumers and enterprises, there will be many ripple effects. New data from Allied Market Research suggests the global small cell 5G network market will generate $19.62 billion by 2030, up from $858 million in 2020. 5G will impact the IoT (Internet of Things) by making it easier to network a ton of endpoints together. Fast speeds and low latency will also create new IoT opportunities and spur IoT innovation across a range of industries.

By |9/15/2021|

VR Plays a Role in Bringing Remote Workers Together

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse into what the future of work look like. Pre-pandemic, many more businesses had the idea that employees worked best when they were together in a building, each working the same hours in the same place—at least for the most part. However, one of the many lessons COVID forced upon the workplace and the workforce has been that remote work is actually pretty effective for a lot of people and for a lot of different job types. What could make remote work even more effective, though? Continuously advancing technologies that facilitate collaboration—like VR (virtual reality).

By |9/8/2021|

Healthcare Needs a Cybersecurity Wake-up Call

Cybersecurity is the news trend that just won’t stop trending. In the past couple of weeks, T-Mobile announced there was a breach and some unauthorized access occurred, although the extent to which it occurred is still under investigation. All industries are at risk, but some seem to be more affected than others. Healthcare, unfortunately, has been taking a cyberthreat beating since the pandemic began in early 2020, and the trend doesn’t seem to be over so far in 2021.  

By |9/1/2021|

New Solutions Help Bring Reliable 5G Indoors

More than 30% of nations now have access to 5G. It’s truly becoming a global technology—one that’s changing how things are done across all industries. 5G is more than a speed upgrade, it’s rapidly connecting millions of devices at high data rates, making IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), edge computing, and VR/AR (virtual reality/augmented reality) more accessible for more applications than ever before.

By |8/25/2021|

Cyber Intrusion Activity up 125% So Far in 2021

While it’s in an enterprise’s interest to treat every year like it’s a bad year in terms of cyber threats, 2021 is actually proving to be a bad year, even when compared to 2020—the year in which everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The first half of the year has seen creative ransomware campaigns that targeted new industries, an increase in Cobalt Strike-enabled attacks, and other threat trends that have negatively affected governments, businesses, and consumers.

By |8/18/2021|

Intel, Airtel Partner to Unlock 5G Potential in India

Globally, enterprises are driving the demand for high-speed, low-latency 5G networks, and this demand is expected to increase exponentially during this decade of hyperconnectivity. Allied Market Research recently published a report suggesting the global industrial 5G market generated $12.47 billion in 2020, and it will generate $140.88 billion by 2030. While the research firm suggests high-implementation costs continue to hold the market back to some degree, the development of smart 5G infrastructure is contributing to the growth and opportunity for 5G during the 2020s and beyond.

By |8/11/2021|

Cyber Threat Report Sheds Light on Early 2021

It’s more than halfway through 2021, and it’s time to evaluate how the first half of the year went in terms of cyber threats. Large-scale incidents like those against Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds have set the stage for the year, unfortunately, causing disruptions on a large scale and costing these companies a lot of money. In some cases, cyber threats have gone beyond the enterprise level and stirred national security concerns.

By |8/2/2021|

A Focus on Healthy Buildings Can Improve Public Health

COVID-19 brought many societal issues to the forefront, and, in many cases, cities and governments were left wishing they’d been more prepared for a global pandemic before it occurred. Technology is playing an important role in creating COVID “exit strategies” that will help in the case of another future pandemic. For instance, the ability to monitor various health-related parameters indoors has become an even more important focus for many building owners and operators as society carefully navigates its way out of the COVID-19 crisis and focuses on bringing people back to work and back to in-person interactions.

By |7/28/2021|

Ransomware Wreaks Havoc and Poses National Security Risk

During the 4th of July holiday weekend in the United States, fireworks weren’t the only things sending sparks throughout America and globally. IT (information technology) and security-management solution provider Kaseya became the latest victim of a ransomware attack that affected up to 1,500 businesses. Attackers (who may be linked to REvil) demanded a hefty ransom in bitcoin, per usual, and the question is, how can businesses, governments, and other organizations shore up their defenses against these unnamed, greedy criminals who plan and carry out ransomware attacks?

By |7/21/2021|
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