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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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Topics: Information Technology

Plastics Show Promise in Future Markets for Optical Cables

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Coming to a Screen near You: Ultra-High Definition 4K Screens

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Ultra-high definition TV (UHDTV) is the 4K standard for screens today, but you are seeing this technology in more places than just living rooms.

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Topics: Information Technology

AUVs Used in Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Mar 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Military, commercial and scientific customers are increasingly turning to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to complete a wide range of oceanographic and military tasks – everything from underwater surveys to inspection of submerged structures, undersea mapping and finding sea mines.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

Patents Hint Perovskite Solar Cell Market on Cusp of Explosive Growth

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Feb 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Thin-film non-perovskite solar modules are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9% between 2017 and 2022, but perovskite thin-film solar cells are forecast to grow at an astounding 61.5% annually through the same period, according to a new report from BCC Research.

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Topics: Energy and Resources

Surfactants Industry Now Dominated by Merger of Two Market Behemoths

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Feb 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Surfactant.jpgMounting demand for household detergents and personal care items is helping to push the worldwide market for surfactants, according to a new report from BCC Research. Surfactants are surface-active substances which are widely used to trim down the surface tension of any liquid and are particularly effective for cleaning.

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Topics: Chemicals

Clean Energy Demands Continue to Boost Global Wind Turbine Market

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Feb 20, 2018 10:35:00 AM

Wind Energy.jpegDemand for clean energy and reduced carbon footprints is prompting an increase in the global wind turbine market, according to a new report from BCC Research.

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Topics: Energy and Resources

Awareness of Worker Rights & Gov’t Regs Drive Protective Equip. Market

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Jan 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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North America is the top consumer and producer of personal protective equipment and services—and it looks to stay that way in coming years, according to a new report from BCC Research.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

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