The decrease in participation among young people has made the European Parliament put forward measures to encourage voting among these new generations. This could only happen through innovation in the technology used in electoral systems. The time has come for online voting systems.

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We are in the electoral period for the European Parliament and the data show that there is a great abstention from the youngest generations. In fact, only 27.8% of young people between 18 and 24 years old voted in the European elections of 2014. For this reason, among the measures proposed to facilitate access to the vote of the population and to encourage it, there is now a debate on electronic voting and, more specifically, on the Internet voting systems.

There are two types of telematic voting: The first one takes place in controlled environments (from voting machines at public…


An API, acronym for Application Programming Interface, is a set of lines of code and specifications for two applications to communicate with each other.

In other words, they serve as an interface between different programs. For example, they allow communication between an operating system and the programs or applications that we want to run on it.

The value of the APIs lies in the fact that they allow to implement or make use of functionalities that already exist and that work correctly in a program, without the need to re-program them from scratch.

This is possible because the APIs securely reveal a part of the source code of the application, in order to share the data. Then, applications can talk to each other. This…


By enabling us to reduce resource consumption, predict maintenance needs and improve overall efficiency, IoT can make a significant impact on the industrial sector.

In the current context of Industry 4.0, improving efficiency is key to compete in the market.

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), companies can collect more and more data. What we do with this data is what allows us to create efficiencies and improve productivity.

The Relationship Between IoT and Efficiency in the Industrial Sector

IoT allows us to collect reliable and safe real-time data and transform it into very useful information for businesses. This helps to reduce the consumption of resources to improve our efficiency and productivity.

In this sense, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is gaining a more solid position as it evolves, connecting machines and…


By enabling us to reduce resource consumption, predict maintenance needs and improve overall efficiency, IoT can make a significant impact on the industrial sector.

In the current context of Industry 4.0, improving efficiency is key to compete in the market.

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), companies can collect more and more data. What we do with this data is what allows us to create efficiencies and improve productivity.

The Relationship Between IoT and Efficiency in the Industrial Sector

IoT allows us to collect reliable and safe real-time data and transform it into very useful information for businesses. …


Did you know that the Internet of Things day is celebrated on April 9?

In 2011, the IoT Council called for the first time the IoT community to celebrate this day, inviting all members of the Internet of Things community to talk about what IoT is and what it means in everyday life for all of us.


IIoT refers to an industrial connectivity system connecting all elements of the sector (machines, people, buildings, etc.) to create a totally new paradigm. Now is a better time than ever to leverage IIoT solutions, with one caveat: IIoT must be secure. Achieving trustworthy IIoT security will require much more work and collaboration.

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It’s a good time for the Internet of Things (IoT). When the bells are ringing in the consumer sector, the numerous applications in the industrial sector become widespread, so it’s time to work on the development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

IIoT is foundational to the…


So great is the opportunity offered by the IoT as the challenge posed by IoT security. The latter no longer depends only on the software we use, but also the hardware that we have.

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We have already written on several occasions about the importance of security in IoT, and especially in the Industrial IoT, as it involves collecting a large amount of sensitive data from a large number of devices, all of them connected to the network. In fact, one of the barriers that companies face to start developing IoT projects is not only their concern about how this can affect their cybersecurity but also their lack of qualified personnel capable of managing it.

Today, the attacks that occur on devices are becoming more diverse and sophisticated. When we focus on IoT, they are…


It’s the time for GDPR, explicit consent to the processing of data. And a great number of security breaches are made public day after day. That’s why we need to rethink who gets the ownership of the data generated with the IoT and stored in the cloud.

Why do companies collect data and how do they do it?

As you go deeper into what is the real value of the Internet of Things, there is no doubt: data is a very valuable resource for companies, regardless of the sector they belong in, or their size. The opportunity that the data provide to companies influences areas such as customer experience, performance, efficiency, and even financial results.

Data are collected by sensors located along the entire value chain and stored for further analysis. This process can be done in two ways: with wireline or with a wireless connection. It is true that the cable connection (wireline) is the one that…


In order to talk about security in the IoT, we must go back to the concept of “Internet of Things”. The IoT arises from the possibility of connecting all types of devices to a network to collect data and analyze them. It is precisely this ability to open to the network what makes the devices somewhat vulnerable, as they become accessible remotely.

With the rise of the digital transformation, more and more companies have connected devices to maximize their operations. And with that, the annual number of attacks on IoT devices that occur picks.

For this reason, security measures in IoT are becoming increasingly important. IoT security should be a starting point within the company’s policy. This entails protecting both devices and networks, understanding security policies, threats and vulnerabilities and implementing policies to respond to them. Also, in the era of the GDPR, all of this is even more relevant.

What are the necessary measures to implement a holistic security policy in IoT?

For proper implementation of IoT security, it is essential that it is…


According to the IoT Analytics report, the year 2018 has ended with more than 17 billion connected devices worldwide, of which 7 billion are dedicated to the IoT. As these connection points increase in number, the attacks on them also grow. According to a study performed by McAfee Labs, about 480 new threats per minute have been discovered during the last year.

The year 2018 has been marked by the generation of new stronger, smarter and quieter attacks as it is the case of “cryptojacking“. In addition, the Mirai botnet has continued to present new variants, as its code was…

Cristina Marcos Díez

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