KW 24: HP offers security package for PCs and printers, Augmented reality is becoming more important, How wearables can help in industry applications


HP offers security package for PCs and printers: With more businesses facing ransomware threats and the Internet of Things expanding cybercrime gateways, HP is offering an updated portfolio for PCs and printers. The home office has become a new challenge, as many workers are less secure with their private devices than they are with company-owned gadgets. Part of HP’s portfolio includes end-to-end management and monitoring, as well as managed security services (MSS) for endpoint security, three-level defense systems and “security by design” especially for computers and printers.

Rene Claussen joins Zenner IoT Solutions’ management: Rene Claussen is joining the management board of Hamburg company Zenner IoT Solutions, which develops individual solutions for the Internet of Things. Claussen previously worked as a business unit manager at Zenner International. Now he plans to drive forward the IoT business. Zenner IoT Solutions works with municipalities, municipal utilities and energy providers in smart solutions.

Augmented reality is becoming more important: Although the technical possibilities for linking and automating processes haven’t been exhausted, many experts have announced the next revolution under the heading “Industry 5.0”. Augmented reality will play a central role in this. There is growing interest in IoT devices that are merging the real and virtual worlds, particularly in logistics and goods processing. Experts predict an AR boom.

IIoT changes risk analysis: The complexity of data security is increasing with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Not just digital assets, IT components, networks and computers play a role, but also the operating system and the industrial control system. Markus Braendle, head of Cyber Security at Airbus CyberSecurity, is asking companies to adapt their risk analyses to these new conditions. Different game rules apply to the operating systems of IoT devices than previously known. Attacks are becoming more likely and more expensive, but according to Braendle, this knowledge has not yet reached many medium-sized companies. It is essential to adapt risk management to the current challenges.

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According to a DHL study, 75 percent of logisticians are planning to implement IoT systems.


How wearables can help in industry applications: Wearables are sensors, cameras and devices linked to the internet that analyze data or provide information during an activity. Wearables that use augmented reality are becoming increasingly popular for industry uses. Employees who wear data glasses can work and orient themselves more precisely. A common field of application is logistics – data glasses show employees the location of certain products and help with sorting by scanning product numbers. Wifi 6 and 5G are expected to boost industrial wearables.

Campus networks can increase security and productivity: With the new 5G network standard, the industry will be able to increasingly rely on automated alternatives to existing production processes. To do so, it is essential that the network is strong. Companies with larger production facilities should think about setting up their own campus network in the future. On one hand, this increases the security of devices, on the other hand, it guarantees a strong signal. This has a positive impact on productivity.


ABB partners with Swiss industrial group ABB is cooperating with Austrian software provider The software manufacturer developed CrateDB, a database specifically for use in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). ABB wants to offer the database to its customers. is used for maintenance and operation.


“In order to find potential vulnerabilities, close security gaps, and thus ward off the growing threats to industrial networks, the people responsible for managing and securing IT and OT must work closely together now.”
Egon Kando, Area Vice President of Sales at Exabeam, recommends collaboration between departments to reduce attacks on IoT devices.


IoT has arrived in equestrian sport: An Irish company has developed a fitness tracker for horses. The tracker is designed to keep an eye on the welfare of the animal. The so-called Horsepal Edge system provides information about the health, activity and behavior of a horse. GPS signals and heart rate sensors are designed to give owners the opportunity to keep an eye on the condition of their horses around the clock.

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