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Lack of IoT Public Policy Putting United States at a Strategic Disadvantage

Over the past several months, reports issued by the U.S. government have highlighted concerns about the economic and national security concerns that China’s government policies have raised regarding the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. These reports have already had a substantial impact on influencing U.S. laws and policies, from trade actions such as the recent tariffs imposed on China to the ban on the federal government using certain telecommunications equipment manufactured by Chinese state-owned companies.

On October 26, 2018, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was authorized by Congress to identify potential conflicts between the U.S. and China, released a report titled China’s Internet of Things. The report highlights the economic and security risks that China’s dominance of the global IoT market could have on the United States moving forward — primarily, the influence that China could have on guiding the global IoT industry as a whole, the cybersecurity threat that its joint civil-military initiatives raises, and its ability to leverage substantial competitive advantages in production to drive solution costs down and gain market share in the United States.

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Michela Menting
Michela Menting
Research Director

Closing the IT and OT Security Gap Will Drive US$125 Billion Critical Infrastructure Security Spending by 2023

Critical infrastructures are radically transforming on an unprecedented scale, boosted by a rapid adoption of ‘smart’ operational technologies. Cybersecurity is a growing part of that evolution. ABI Research forecasts security spending for the protection of critical infrastructures will hit US$125 billion globally by 2023.

Three primary drivers are pushing better digital security in sectors such as utilities, transport, and healthcare: digital transformation and increased connectivity of operational technologies; democratization of cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure; and a maturing market for industrial and IoT security.

“Connected OT has enabled optimization and greater efficiency for decades-old legacy systems, cutting costs and vastly improving operations for operators,” said Michela Menting, Research Director. Read more

Andrew Zignani
Andrew Zignani
Senior Analyst

Short-range Wireless Solutions Require New Approaches in Smart Manufacturing Environments or Risk Facing Limited Adoption

Short-range wireless connectivity solutions such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 802.15.4, and (UWB) Ultra-Wide Band, among others, have a key role to play in enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) across a wide range of use cases ranging from real-time location systems (RTLS) and asset tracking to industrial wearables, condition-based monitoring, augmented reality (AR), and robotics applications, according to ABI Research. However, the inherent diversity, complexity, technology fragmentation, and more stringent ROI and KPI requirements of industrial environments are key obstacles which wireless solution providers must overcome to build scale across multiple use cases.

“Though wireless technologies have made some inroads within industrial and manufacturing environments in recent years, wireless technologies remain relatively small and continue to face several challenges,” says Andrew Zignani, Senior Analyst. The industry is still very much in a nascent market phase — companies are still investigating how wireless technologies can enable increased productivity; what technologies and platforms should be used; how to maximize ROI; and how to realize the true benefits of connected systems. Read more

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Your Private Data Is Quietly Leaking Online, Thanks to a Basic Web Security Error

Bloomberg News

Michela Menting, digital security research director at ABI Research, said low-level accidental data leaks occur frequently, but that they can be “as big an issue as a mass data breach, simply because it happens on a much broader scale and on a continuous basis.”

“It’s a sort of death by a thousand cuts if you will, rather than one critical wound,” she said. “It’s these small cuts and leakages that companies tend to brush aside, because they can’t see the larger picture.” Read the full article.

Apple Said to Inspire Intel 5G Chip

EE Times

Intel “will miss the 2019 5G launches, but it is targeting large-scale rollouts from customers such as Apple and Spreadtrum,” said Malik Saadi, vice president of strategic technologies for market watcher ABI Research.

The commitment to an integrated part early in the 5G ramp suggests that Intel got backing from Apple, one or more large China handset makers, or both. “Intel could potentially secure at least 300 million-unit shipments for this first commercial 5G chip across its lifetime — not all chipset suppliers could claim such a performance.” Read the full article

 

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