Securing your Quantified Self

One can look at the Internet of Things in a way where sensors are embedded in the physical world, e.g. plant sites, offices, homes or humans. Sensors embedded in the physical world of  humans are also known as wearables. Wearables such as fitness trackers and the like are an important component of the Quantified Self . But wearables are more; they also include  items like smart watches and smart eyewear. Gartner expects a strong growth in the wearable market in 2015, rising 38% from 2014.

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Interview mit Lena-Sophie Müller, Geschäftsführerin Initiative D21

Smartphone Insurance Apps – How Can We Make Them Smarter?

According to a recent representative survey by CSC among 1,000 insurance customers in Germany, close to 50% of consumers would appreciate to be able to submit insurance claims via their smartphones. The results are perfectly in line with a number of similar studies from a variety of research institutes. Why am I not surprised? If you present people with a promise to make their lives easier – who would say, No, thank you, Mister? Much more flabbergasted was I to learn that only “two thirds…

Smart Home – Still Secure Home?

With the upcoming Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 the Smart Home/Smart Office or more generally the Smart Building is becoming more and more important. Smart Buildings use technology from the traditional home and building control and connect it to the internet. Commercials from the television promise to control the complete home from the smartphone or tablet but never say a word about IT security. When vendors talk about security they mean securing your home with alarm systems but forget to say that all this…

Smart Car – The Car of the Future

The majority of German motorists want next-generation information technology in cars to be easier to learn and use, and safer to operate while driving. This reveals a research report from CSC entitled “Smart Car – The Car of the Future”.

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