National Strategy Needed to Realize IoT: America’s New Frontier

National Strategy Needed to Realize IoT: America’s New Frontier

Nearly nine out of ten people in the United States have internet access, and by 2020, there will be more than 50 million connected devices worldwide. Already available in the marketplace are wearable devices that can detect breast cancer in skin cells, connected toilets that can measure blood pressure and glucose levels, biochips that can identify water contaminants, and even disposable adult diapers with sensors that send a text message to nursing staff when the diaper is ready to be changed. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how we live our lives by the minute, but in order to realize its full potential, our country must develop a national strategy to plan for its future. Such a plan will enable developers to capitalize on IoT potential, and ensure the United States remains an innovative hub that encourages bright minds and fosters new ideas.

Google’s Annual Security Report [Card]: A is for Android Security

Google’s Annual Security Report [Card]: A is for Android Security

American consumers and businesses face countless risks every day from cyber thieves and other bad actors who hope to steal their money, data, and more. These high-tech con artists shake consumer confidence and are a danger to industry growth and our economy. In fact, a 2013 McAfee report indicates that malicious cyber activity costs the U.S. economy up to $120 billion, and $1 trillion globally.