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New Smart Home Technology in 2018

 

Copper Horse’s Ryan Ng takes a look at some of the smart home technology that has taken in his interest in the first part of the year.

 

A few months into 2018 and we are already seeing a lot of new smart home technology, some of which are great ideas and useful devices, but others which are questionable.

 

To kick-start this year we had the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January where lots of new products and concepts were shown off. This included all kinds of tech including cars, TVs, and of course smart home devices. A… Continue reading

Discussing the UK government’s Code of Practice for IoT Security and the Future

 

Copper Horse’s CEO, David Rogers had a chat with Rocco’s Jason Bryan for the Rocco Radio Newsdesk about the launch of the UK government’s Secure by Design report and the Code of Practice on IoT security. The government’s Secure by Design report is available here.

 

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The podcast covers a range of topics including:

  • the UK government’s work to protect UK consumers:
    • how work from the mobile industry can be carried over into the IoT world.
    • what circumstances and threats led to the… Continue reading

Vehicle Communications and the Road to Driverless Automotive

Copper Horse’s Development Lead, Mark Neve discusses technology being deployed in the vehicle comms space.

 

The car of tomorrow is going to be communicating with many different things and not just for passenger entertainment. The field of Vehicle-to-“X” communications is growing considerably. The X can mean Vehicle-to-Vehicle (known as V2V) or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and even V2P – Vehicle to Pedestrian or V2B – Vehicle to Bike, with many different applications within. The opportunities to improve road safety are enormous but the security and safety implications of getting it wrong are equally as important. This is something that we’re looking… Continue reading

How the UK’s Code of Practice on IoT security would have prevented Mirai

 

The UK’s report on Secure by Design was released today after a significant amount of work from some of the best minds in government, academia and industry. This is one of the first major steps in the world by a government towards eliminating some of the bad practices that have plagued connected devices and services for many years.

 

 

 

Copper Horse’s CEO, David Rogers was the author of the UK’s Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT and services as part of its report on Secure by Design, in collaboration with DCMS, the NCSC,… Continue reading

Why you and your staff need to skill up on IoT security

David Rogers with training delegates on the Introduction to IoT Security course

There have been a lot of problems with IoT from the outset. A marketing catch-all term, the truth about IoT is that many of these devices have been connected for years and it’s only now that attention is being paid to them by both security researchers and the bad guys. There are whole set of new devices coming to market which incredibly harbour some of the same issues as very old devices, making them very dangerous from a security perspective. Attack techniques have moved on significantly meaning that… Continue reading

Inspiring Young People into Cyber Security and STEM Careers

 

Our Lead Software Developer at Copper Horse, Mark Neve talks about inspiring young people to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

 

 

During the summer, I represented Copper Horse at a STEM careers day organised by the excellent people at Learning to work. The event was held in the grounds of the stunning Ditton Manor. The first set of students arrived promptly at 9am and had an hour to look around and talk to the companies present before leaving and being replaced with new students every hour, which worked well and kept us… Continue reading

IoT Security Foundation partners with Copper Horse for IoT Security Training

 

It’s an exciting day. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be providing training on security for the Internet of Things in conjunction with the IoT Security Foundation. Our first course will be run on the 4th and 5th of July in the home town of Copper Horse Solutions, Windsor in the UK. We firmly believe that things are not going to get better in the IoT space unless positive action is taken on a number of fronts. It is no use just breaking into a product and making a lot of noise about it in the press. That… Continue reading

The Internet of $1600 Mousetraps…

 

Has it really got this bad? We were a bit surprised as many were to see the “connected mouse trap” retailing at $1600 the other day. It seems that internet of things solutions are just going a bit crazy. I can’t see many companies being duped into purchasing such a system when the value proposition is so low.

Image from Media Post.

 

The system requires a hub which needs to be connected to somebody’s network – I guess either the company or mobile network and at the end of the day somebody will physically have to go… Continue reading

How do you standardise the Internet of Tigers?

 

Copper Horse CEO, David Rogers discusses some of the challenges for development of the Internet of Things and how to enable participation in standardisation from all across the world. 

 

A couple of months ago, I was present at a meeting in Geneva where the “Internet of Tigers” was discussed. The topic was raised by an African country – tigers are of course resident in Asia, although some do live on reserves in Africa, such as at Tiger Canyons in the Karoo, South Africa. Tracking of endangered species is a critical need for the world and a number… Continue reading

Copper Horse CEO Appointed Visiting Professor

View from York St John University

View from York St John University

 

David Rogers, the Copper Horse CEO has been appointed a Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University. The full text of the university’s press release is below. David intends to work with the university on security aspects of the Internet of Things as well as to encourage social inclusion within technology and cyber security:

 

York St John University appoints security expert as Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

The Computer Science department is delighted to announce the appointment of David Rogers, CEO… Continue reading

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