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Qualcomm focuses on IoT security

IoT security alliance advises businesses and customers about cybersecurity measures needed to help create a safer IoT ecosystem

Qualcomm Technologies has joined AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic as part of the IoT cybersecurity alliance formed earlier this year. The main goal of this alliance is to collaborate and pool together collective capabilities and resources to tackle emerging IoT security challenges.

With more than 1.5 billion IoT devices shipped using its chips, Qualcomm Technologies brings to the alliance expertise in comprehensive security solutions rooted on hardware, for a wide array of edge devices including wearables, voice and music, connected cameras, robotics and drones, home control and automation, home entertainment, and commercial and industrial IoT.

“Robust IoT security needs to be built into the silicon that powers edge devices. A solid IoT security approach requires a combination of hardware-based security features tightly integrated with the software, communication protocols, applications and the cloud,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, IoT at Qualcomm Technologies. “We are pleased to work with other members of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance to support the IoT ecosystem, sharing best practices that help to protect consumers and businesses adopting IoT technologies.”

The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance brings together leading security providers and IoT experts to research and raise awareness of best practices for securing the growing IoT ecosystem. Its main mission is to advise businesses and their customers as well as to educate the industry on the cybersecurity measures needed to help create a safer IoT ecosystem that fosters collaboration and advances technologically secure IoT innovation.

Zain, Huawei launch smart home system in Jordan

In other IoT news, Middle East operator Zain and Huawei have launched a smart home system in Amman, Jordan in collaboration with I. Khatib & partners, according to Jordan News Agency.

The system supports home surveillance, home safety and home automation. This follows the launch of the joint innovation program by Zain Jordan and Huawei in 2016.

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