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‘Trusted IoT Alliance’ unites the industry to further a blockchain-based Internet of Things

A group of companies united to catalyze the development of a blockchain-enabled, trusted Internet of Things (IoT) announced the official launch of the Trusted IoT Alliance. The mission of the Trusted IoT Alliance is to bring companies together to develop and set the standard for an open source blockchain protocol to support IoT technology in major industries worldwide.

Its membership is focused on ‘working together to advance IoT and blockchain’ by leading pilots, publishing open source code, and coordinating standards and reference architecture. Members of the group have already published a common API to register ‘things’ to both Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum blockchain networks.

IoT Security Foundation announces smart buildings working group

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) announced that it has established a working group for smart buildings. The goal of the Smart Buildings Working Group is to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants to specify, procure, install, integrate, operate and maintain IoT securely in buildings. This includes intelligent buildings equipment and controls such as audio visual (AV), fire, HVAC, lighting and building security. A further objective of the group is to ensure that the recommendations produced are globally applicable and are simple to adopt – fitting within existing processes wherever possible.

Digital Security promotes IoT Qualified Security label

Digital Security, subsidiary of the Econocom Group, has assessed the overall security of nearly 100 IoT-solutions integrating innovative technologies. The results are showing a significant gap between the needs and the safety measures put in place by the manufacturers. Regardless of business sector, the sensitivity to cybersecurity varies greatly from one company to another. This confirms Digital Security in its labelling approach launched in December 2016 and called IQS, IoT Qualified Security, a security repository for solutions implementing connected objects and taking into account all the components used to render the service.

ZingBox announces collaboration with VMware to secure IoT

ZingBox, an Internet of Things (IoT) security solution provider, announced it will collaborate with VMware to deliver enhanced security to enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. The two companies will work together to strengthen IoT security by integrating ZingBox’s IoT personality-based approach with VMware Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management solution. ZingBox will introduce the element of trust between IoT devices and a vendor-neutral open source SDK by discerning each device’s unique personality and enforcing acceptable behavior based on rules created within VMware Pulse IoT Center.

Oracle and Mitsubishi Electric collaborate to develop Internet of Things platform for smart manufacturing

Oracle announced its collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing. With Oracle Cloud, Mitsubishi Electric developed its new FA-IT Open Platform for factory automation. The cloud-connected platform can be used to link manufacturing sites with cloud vendors’ own cloud-supported manufacturing-optimization services for supply chains, administration of multiple factories worldwide, and other applications. FA-IT Open Platform leverages Oracle Database Cloud, Oracle Java Cloud, Oracle BI Cloud, Oracle IoT Cloud, Oracle IoT Production Monitoring Cloud, Oracle SOA Cloud, and Oracle Infrastructure as a service. Information received in real time from machine tools and production terminals is received by Oracle IoT Cloud, enabling efficient real time processing with the extensible infrastructure.

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