Category Archives: Wearable Technology

Internet of Things: Ignore Privacy and Security at Your Peril

by Raimund Genes

The Internet of Things has the potential to transform the way we live and work. A network not just of mobile phones, PCs and laptops but billions of connected smart devices – from fridge-freezers to kettles, cars and medical devices. But this potential will never be realised unless manufacturers are able to respond to consumer privacy and security concerns around this next flowering of the internet. Continue reading

The Future Now: Why Firms Need to Get a Secure Grip on Wearables

by Raimund Genes

The use of wearable technology in the UK workplace is soaring, according to a new study we just published in conjunction with Vanson Bourne. Over two-thirds (69%) of enterprise IT leaders say staff bring wearables to work and 91% claim these numbers will increase over the coming year. But what about the privacy and corporate information security risks involved? Will wearables turn BYOD into an unmanageable security blackhole? And what additional security steps might be necessary to lock down risk in this area?

We held a roundtable discussion yesterday to find out. Continue reading