Internet of Things and beyond: cyber-physical systems

The new industrial revolution is a cyber-physical systems revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT) forms a foundation for this cyber-physical systems revolution and it is driving the biggest shift in business and technology since World War II. Introduction “Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by a computing and communication core. Just as the internet transformed how humans interact … Continue reading Internet of Things and beyond: cyber-physical systems

Internet of things, data security and privacy

I’ve been attending the 36th International Conference of Privacy and Data Commissioners in Mauritius, presenting on the Internet of Things (IoT) privacy and security to the attendees. It has made me very conscious of the tension between privacy/security and the drive to bring products to market quickly. Further, it seems that the challenges of data protection have not been fully considered for many Internet of … Continue reading Internet of things, data security and privacy

Truth, transparency and consequences

Truth is said to be a double edged sword. Yet truth is only a problem if one is trying to hide something. The Wikileaks saga shows how difficult is has become to keep secrets in our hyperconnected world. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. – George Orwell Amusingly I noted a newspaper article announcing that governments around Australia … Continue reading Truth, transparency and consequences