Author Archive for Alex Chatha

IoT Adoption Barriers and Accelerators at MIT Connected Things

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hosted their annual Connected Things forum this past Monday at the MIT Media Lab.  This symposium was focused on how to accelerate the adoption and impact of IoT by identifying headwinds and discussing ways to overcome them.  Cybersecurity and connectivity remain universal hurdles, but the presentations, panels and personal discussions […]

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Smart Lighting Ecosystems: Novel Approaches to Cybersecurity needed for IIoT

Control systems with a multitude of microprocessors and networking components are at the heart of every smart lighting network.  A cyber compromise of any one of these control system elements could have serious consequences, including operational disruptions and safety incidents.  As lighting control becomes ubiquitous, the cyber threats go well beyond controlling lights themselves such […]

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Use IIoT to Augment Process Control Cyber Defenses

At our recent Industry Forum in Orlando, the core themes of digitalization and cyber security dominated the agenda and the event buzz. These two core themes are highly dependent, as with ubiquitous connectivity comes a greater need for increased cyber defenses as the surface area for cyber-threats grows exponentially. Without resource prioritization accompanied by robust […]

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Smart Cities Can benefit from Digital Transformation of Industry

The concept of a smart city is not new, but it is still nascent and the definition remains quite heterogenous.  Broadly, a smart city is connected, intelligent and optimized by a municipality to reduce costs, increase safety, attract investment, be sustainable, and enhance livability.  To get there will require smart governance, the education of a […]

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