Internet of Things: an IT Security Nightmare

Offprint from strategic outlook 7 . .Internet of Things (IoT) is the collective name given to products that contain electronics that have some form of connection to other systems, usually via the Internet. The number of cyberattacks involving IoT devices has increased in recent years. This, combined with a deteriorating security situation, presents a looming risk of major and wider cyberattacks in which IoT devices will be central. Sweden’s national security and system of total defence are built to a great extent on the resilience of critical societal functions. Many of these have Internet-connected systems that are partially based on IoT products, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. These systems are clear targets for antagonists. To reduce the risk of serious cyberattacks capable of disrupting critical societal functions, Sweden should have a clear strategy on cybersecurity. Sweden should also take an active role in efforts to increase cybersecurity in commercial IoT products.

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A survey of the existence of GPS interference in Europe

Introduction .  The European Union (EU) Horizon2020 project Standardisation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Threat Reporting and Receiver Testing through International Knowledge Exchange, Experimentation and Exploitation (STRIKE3) is a new European initiative to support the increasing use of GNSS within safety, security, governmental and regulated applications. One of the objectives of STRIKE3 is the deployment and operation of an international GNSS interference monitoring network to capture the scale and dynamics of the problem, and to work with international GNSS partners to develop, negotiate, promote and implement standards for threat reporting and receiver testing. Both standards are missing across all civil application domains and are considered a barrier to the wider adoption and success of GNSS in the higher value markets.

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Massiv är trenden

I takt med utvecklingen . mot nästa generations trådlösa system, 5G, så har begreppet ”massiv” blivit ledordet. Ordet används som samlingsnamn för att beteckna den massiva ökning av antalet trådlöst uppkopplade enheter som det nya skiftet kommer att innebära. En massiv ökad mängd trådlösa enheter ska bana väg för exempelvis massiv maskin-till-maskin kommunikation och ett massivt Internet of Things (IoT).

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EMC Challenges for Wireless Communications in Security & Safety Applications 

The use of wireless . technology is increasing rapidly in critical societal functions such as energy production, transport, logistics, banking and financial systems, and industrial and security applications – this despite the fact that civilian consumer wireless technology in general is very sensitive to both unintentional and intentional interference signals. Therefore Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) issues are highly important to address. Hitherto only military actors have been able to utilize or take advantage of this sensitivity effectively, but this ability is now spreading to civilian actors, thanks to sophisticated jamming equipment which is now sold openly and inexpensively via the Internet.

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What Does the Future Hold for Positioning, Navigation and Timing?

In the past . 30 years, more and more devices have started using the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and related global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). This trend contributed to Europe’s decision to create its own system, Galileo, and this began offering initial services at the end of 2016. As well as Galileo, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) now has a full constellation, and there are rapid developments in several commercial industries. So, 2017 promises to be an interesting year for developments in GNSS. Here are a few of the industry changes we expect to see this year…

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Kommer IoT att förändra spektrumstrategier?

Utvecklingen inom . Internet of Things (IoT), där en massiv ökning av trådlös teknik utgör kärnan, förutspås av somliga leda till att nya strategier för användning av frekvensspektrum kommer att krävas. Begreppet ”spectrum crunch” (ungefär ”spektrum-knaprande”) har börjat användas för att beskriva den ökade trängseln inom frekvensband på grund av IoT.

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Social and Organizational Aspects on EMC for Internet of Things

The ongoing technical development towards the full vision of the Internet of Things will affect the area of EMC in the way that an increased consideration of social and organizational aspects will be needed in addition to the more or less traditional engineering approach that has characterized the EMC area up to now.

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EMC for wireless Communication systems in Vehicles – EMCCOM

EMCCOM . was a three year VINNOVA financed FFI project within the Vehicle Development program. EMCCOM started 2012-09-14 and ended 2015-06-30. The project had a total budget of 7,3 MSEK. Partners in the project were Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, Provinn AB, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.

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Påverkas du av de nya kraven på radioutrustning?

Det nya EU-direktivet om radioutrustning införlivades i svensk lagstiftning den 13 juni 2016 och preciseras i Postoch telestyrelsens (PTS) föreskrifter. Direktivet sätter ramarna för vilka krav en produkt måste uppfylla för att få tillhandahållas på marknaden och tas i bruk inom EU, samt vem som ansvarar för att säkerställa att dessa krav är uppfyllda.

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LTE Advanced Pro: the mobile future of the Internet of Things

In the not too . distant future, the Internet of Things will connect several billions of devices to the Internet. This is only possible if cost-effective communications networks and wireless devices are available. By using wireless technologies such as Bluetooth®, ZigBee, Wi-Fi or cellular networks, almost anything, anywhere in the world, can be connected quickly and reliably to the Internet. The latest cellular technologies, eMTC and NB‑IoT, will play an important role in the success of the Internet of Things. These technologies pave already the way to 5G networks of the future optimized not only for enhanced mobile broadband applications but for the diverse IoT applications requiring massive machine type communication (mMTC) or ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC)

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