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Explosive Growth of IoT Exposes New Market’s Chief Downside: Security

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on May 3, 2018 2:05:00 PM

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With the explosion of IoT devices, securing these devices remains a key challenge. According to an article posted yesterday by ZDNet, Arm Holdings, a multinational British-based semiconductor manufacturing and design company, announced the Cortex-M35P – a processor designed to prevent physical attacks against IoT devices. Not every cyberattack is software or vulnerability-based, so future security approaches must be all encompassing. 


"IoT security is a multi-faceted problem with billions of diverse devices requiring a system-wide approach for protecting them," says Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager at Arm's IoT Device IP Line of Business. "The diversity in this space is challenging for our partners."

Arm’s approach is to prevents attacks by increasing their associated execution costs, including time, effort and money. “Arm said the Cortex-M35P processor is the first in the Cortex-M family with inbuilt tamper resistance, which is also used in Arm SecurCore processors,” the article notes. “The hardware also includes Arm TrustZone technology to give developers access to software isolation, which can be used to embed additional layers of payment or telecom-certified security.”

We’re reposting this blog from December 2017, where writer Clayton Luz discusses other security concerns – and possible solutions – posed by the Internet of Things.


The Internet of Things is transforming the intelligence and economics of economies and markets around the world, but this opportunity arrives with a serious challenge – security.

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Topics: Information Technology

Plastics Show Promise in Future Markets for Optical Cables

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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The banking, finance, and insurance industries have undergone huge transformations in recent years, and optical fibers have played a major role in it.

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Topics: Photonics

Patent Cliff Paves the Way for Biosimilars to Disrupt Market

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Biological SafetyTesting.jpgThe global market for biological safety testing is anticipating brisk growth in coming years owing to the growth of personalized medicines, patent expiration of brand-name biologics, and the development of new cell lines that express specific biomarkers for disease states, according to a new report from BCC Research. The market’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is forecast to be 20.09% through 2022.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Biotechnology

Software-defined Storage Sees Robust Global Growth

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Software Defined Storage.jpegThe future of storage is here: Say hello to software-defined storage.

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Topics: Information Technology