Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup – 2017 Highlights

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup highlights for 2017 include: our 3rd Anniversary in May; a growth in membership to 1,300 people and excellent presentations from startups to large enterprises right across the IoT ecosystem including:

  • Ocado Technologies
  • Schneider Electric
  • Dashboard
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Vodafone
  • KTN
  • Logi Analytics
  • Honeywell
  • Review Displays
  • Rescon
  • BSI
  • Dell EMC
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Device Authority
  • Sixis
  • BCS
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Surrey University
  • GSMA
  • Abacode
  • Sony
  • Wirepas
  • Voytech Systems
  • T&VS
  • Adaptive Wireless Solutions
  • Think Engineer

A special thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

  • Green Park
  • KTN (Innovate UK)
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Logi Analytics
  • Anderson Young
  • LynxPro
  • Review Display Systems
  • BCS (Berkshire Branch)
  • Device Authority
  • Surrey University
  • Kemuri

In 2018, I plan to hold another 5 events spread across the year.

The next Meetup is on the evening of 7th February 2018.

Too cold to work? School closed? Sure your BMS hasn’t been hacked?

Pen Test Partners have been reviewing the security of Building Management Systems and the findings are not good, see their article here:

Too cold to work? School closed? Sure your BMS hasn’t been hacked?

“The controller security has improved some, but we’ve found large numbers installed on the public internet, unprotected, with complete authentication bypass in some cases!

We found them in military bases, schools, government buildings, businesses and large retailers among many. Ripe for compromise of these organisations.

We also found some that had already been compromised to a point by malware. Further compromise would be trivial.”

“It’s about lax installers NOT vendors

Most of these issues have been caused by HVAC & BMS installers, rather than the vendor. The installers have exposed their clients through not following manufacturer security guidelines. The manufacturer could still make improvements though.”