Insights from BCC Research

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

Written 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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The Evolution of Smart Home Technology

Written by Sinha G. Gaurav on Apr 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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The following is an excerpt from the recently published BCC Research report “Smart Home Technologies: Global Markets to 2022.”

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Silicon Semiconductor Cartel Contracts, As Nantero Expands Carbon Footprint

Written by Chris Spivey on Apr 5, 2018 10:56:51 AM



We talked about the possibility of your next smartphone being a carbon-based life form here and in great depth here

The sheiks of the semiconductors cartel have held a monopoly on the silicon patents, trade secrets, manufacturing know-how, distribution channels and business alliance confidence due to an increasingly gigantic barrier to entry for any potential new players. When Nantero first put its feet into these turbid waters, the cartel numbered 12 major manufacturers. Now there are only four.

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Enjoy 4K UHD Technology Minus the Cables with Next-Gen TV

Written by Clayton Luz on Apr 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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You like watching 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) content on your 4K UHD television. All those crisp pictures and clear sounds puts you in the middle of the action. But you don’t like that snake pit of cables on your wall or floor which can take you out of the action, not to mention those cable-provider fees.

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