Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

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Startup Spotlight: Qubitro - Simplifying IoT

Welcome to yet another in our Startup Spotlight series where we talk with founders, developers and participants of The MongoDB for Startups program to find out what they’re building, how they’re building it and how they’re achieving success.

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Today the Internet of Things is enabling companies to realize the business value of a connected world. Every day, the IoT connects billions of devices worldwide and that number is growing exponentially. To fully realize the value of IoT, you need to incorporate systems that support rapid change, flexibility and immense scale and performance. MongoDB is a platform that helps many companies in these specific areas. One of those companies building on the power and flexibility offered by MongoDB Atlas is Qubitro.

Qubitro has built a platform that enables developers and businesses to develop connected solutions faster and easier with its SaaS IoT platform and services.

Qubitro customers connect, monitor, and design automated pipelines with device data through an easy to use interface with zero setup and coding. Hardware designers and producers can develop their own client applications with Qubitro’s REST APIs without worrying about scalability, maintenance, and performance.

Beray Bentesen is CEO, and Founder of Qubitro. I’ve had the privilege of working with Beray since they entered the MongoDB for Startups program in December of 2019. Since then, they’ve launched their platform in Beta so we thought it would be interesting to have a chat with Beray and find out how they’re doing.

Tell us a little bit about Qubitro

Qubitro Dashboard

There are two major problems with the current methods of designing and developing connected IoT solutions. Put simply, these problems are cost and technical difficulties.

Although there are IoT services available, most of these still require you to manage your data, build a user-interface, manually create and configure integrations in addition to the other common requirements for the most IoT scenarios.

Our goal is to offer a fully managed solution that continuously evolves by collecting and leveraging user feedback so that developers and IoT businesses don’t need to worry about the human resource and infrastructure costs.

Our goal is to offer the best possible user experience in addition to offering the best possible technology solutions. This is why we spend so much time on what might seem like minor details such as colors, user interaction and even documentation.

We want to get the benefit of existing IoT devices and their data, and combine this with our experience. We are taking advantage of the latest software and hardware solutions to utilize the best performance possible.

Qubitro will be available for any kind of user from students to large enterprises by offering a ‘pay as you connect’ pricing model instead of fixed or complex pricing methods.

What difference has MongoDB made in your journey as a founder, and for your startup?

Being able to prototype fast is a well-known demand of startups but in our case, being able to develop continuously without breaking the entire system while gaining the experience and receiving feedback from the users was the key.

MongoDB made us able to prototype fast, implement and update features quickly. We still use the almost same core architectural design for the entire platform. MongoDB made a difference by having well-documented examples and libraries. We even made a major migration from Python to Go without worrying about the syntax.

In addition to that, as a founder, you must rely on the experience of your team, and being able to expand, finding experienced people, or even making necessary replacements in a team is dependent on the technology that is used. Not-thinking about the what-if scenarios enabled me to focus on the development and the business thanks to MongoDB.

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Startup Spotlight: Qubitro - Simplifying IoT
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Everything around us has become smart, like smart infrastructures, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, to name a few. The innovation of smart devices makes it possible to achieve these heights in science and technology. But, data is vulnerable, there is a risk of attack by cybercriminals. To get started, let’s know about IoT devices.

What are IoT devices?

The Internet Of Things(IoT) is a system that interrelates computer devices like sensors, software, and actuators, digital machines, etc. They are linked together with particular objects that work through the internet and transfer data over devices without humans interference.

Famous examples are Amazon Alexa, Apple SIRI, Interconnected baby monitors, video doorbells, and smart thermostats.

How could your IoT devices be vulnerable?

When technologies grow and evolve, risks are also on the high stakes. Ransomware attacks are on the continuous increase; securing data has become the top priority.

When you think your smart home won’t fudge a thing against cybercriminals, you should also know that they are vulnerable. When cybercriminals access our smart voice speakers like Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri, it becomes easy for them to steal your data.

Cybersecurity report 2020 says popular hacking forums expose 770 million email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, 620 million accounts have been compromised from 16 hacked websites.

The attacks are likely to increase every year. To help you secure your data of IoT devices, here are some best tips you can implement.

Tips to secure your IoT devices

1. Change Default Router Name

Your router has the default name of make and model. When we stick with the manufacturer name, attackers can quickly identify our make and model. So give the router name different from your addresses, without giving away personal information.

2. Know your connected network and connected devices

If your devices are connected to the internet, these connections are vulnerable to cyber attacks when your devices don’t have the proper security. Almost every web interface is equipped with multiple devices, so it’s hard to track the device. But, it’s crucial to stay aware of them.

3. Change default usernames and passwords

When we use the default usernames and passwords, it is attackable. Because the cybercriminals possibly know the default passwords come with IoT devices. So use strong passwords to access our IoT devices.

4. Manage strong, Unique passwords for your IoT devices and accounts

Use strong or unique passwords that are easily assumed, such as ‘123456’ or ‘password1234’ to protect your accounts. Give strong and complex passwords formed by combinations of alphabets, numeric, and not easily bypassed symbols.

Also, change passwords for multiple accounts and change them regularly to avoid attacks. We can also set several attempts to wrong passwords to set locking the account to safeguard from the hackers.

5. Do not use Public WI-FI Networks

Are you try to keep an eye on your IoT devices through your mobile devices in different locations. I recommend you not to use the public WI-FI network to access them. Because they are easily accessible through for everyone, you are still in a hurry to access, use VPN that gives them protection against cyber-attacks, giving them privacy and security features, for example, using Express VPN.

6. Establish firewalls to discover the vulnerabilities

There are software and firewalls like intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system in the market. This will be useful to screen and analyze the wire traffic of a network. You can identify the security weakness by the firewall scanners within the network structure. Use these firewalls to get rid of unwanted security issues and vulnerabilities.

7. Reconfigure your device settings

Every smart device comes with the insecure default settings, and sometimes we are not able to change these default settings configurations. These conditions need to be assessed and need to reconfigure the default settings.

8. Authenticate the IoT applications

Nowadays, every smart app offers authentication to secure the accounts. There are many types of authentication methods like single-factor authentication, two-step authentication, and multi-factor authentication. Use any one of these to send a one time password (OTP) to verify the user who logs in the smart device to keep our accounts from falling into the wrong hands.

9. Update the device software up to date

Every smart device manufacturer releases updates to fix bugs in their software. These security patches help us to improve our protection of the device. Also, update the software on the smartphone, which we are used to monitoring the IoT devices to avoid vulnerabilities.

10. Track the smartphones and keep them safe

When we connect the smart home to the smartphone and control them via smartphone, you need to keep them safe. If you miss the phone almost, every personal information is at risk to the cybercriminals. But sometimes it happens by accident, makes sure that you can clear all the data remotely.

However, securing smart devices is essential in the world of data. There are still cybercriminals bypassing the securities. So make sure to do the safety measures to avoid our accounts falling out into the wrong hands. I hope these steps will help you all to secure your IoT devices.

If you have any, feel free to share them in the comments! I’d love to know them.

Are you looking for more? Subscribe to weekly newsletters that can help your stay updated IoT application developments.

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Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

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Startup Spotlight: Qubitro - Simplifying IoT

Welcome to yet another in our Startup Spotlight series where we talk with founders, developers and participants of The MongoDB for Startups program to find out what they’re building, how they’re building it and how they’re achieving success.

Qubitro Logo

Today the Internet of Things is enabling companies to realize the business value of a connected world. Every day, the IoT connects billions of devices worldwide and that number is growing exponentially. To fully realize the value of IoT, you need to incorporate systems that support rapid change, flexibility and immense scale and performance. MongoDB is a platform that helps many companies in these specific areas. One of those companies building on the power and flexibility offered by MongoDB Atlas is Qubitro.

Qubitro has built a platform that enables developers and businesses to develop connected solutions faster and easier with its SaaS IoT platform and services.

Qubitro customers connect, monitor, and design automated pipelines with device data through an easy to use interface with zero setup and coding. Hardware designers and producers can develop their own client applications with Qubitro’s REST APIs without worrying about scalability, maintenance, and performance.

Beray Bentesen is CEO, and Founder of Qubitro. I’ve had the privilege of working with Beray since they entered the MongoDB for Startups program in December of 2019. Since then, they’ve launched their platform in Beta so we thought it would be interesting to have a chat with Beray and find out how they’re doing.

Tell us a little bit about Qubitro

Qubitro Dashboard

There are two major problems with the current methods of designing and developing connected IoT solutions. Put simply, these problems are cost and technical difficulties.

Although there are IoT services available, most of these still require you to manage your data, build a user-interface, manually create and configure integrations in addition to the other common requirements for the most IoT scenarios.

Our goal is to offer a fully managed solution that continuously evolves by collecting and leveraging user feedback so that developers and IoT businesses don’t need to worry about the human resource and infrastructure costs.

Our goal is to offer the best possible user experience in addition to offering the best possible technology solutions. This is why we spend so much time on what might seem like minor details such as colors, user interaction and even documentation.

We want to get the benefit of existing IoT devices and their data, and combine this with our experience. We are taking advantage of the latest software and hardware solutions to utilize the best performance possible.

Qubitro will be available for any kind of user from students to large enterprises by offering a ‘pay as you connect’ pricing model instead of fixed or complex pricing methods.

What difference has MongoDB made in your journey as a founder, and for your startup?

Being able to prototype fast is a well-known demand of startups but in our case, being able to develop continuously without breaking the entire system while gaining the experience and receiving feedback from the users was the key.

MongoDB made us able to prototype fast, implement and update features quickly. We still use the almost same core architectural design for the entire platform. MongoDB made a difference by having well-documented examples and libraries. We even made a major migration from Python to Go without worrying about the syntax.

In addition to that, as a founder, you must rely on the experience of your team, and being able to expand, finding experienced people, or even making necessary replacements in a team is dependent on the technology that is used. Not-thinking about the what-if scenarios enabled me to focus on the development and the business thanks to MongoDB.

#iot #code #startup #qubitro

The Best of IoT: Tutorials and Articles

We’ve compiled the best of the best from the IoT Zone, where you’ll find articles and tutorials using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MQTT, and microcontrollers. You’ll also see lists of different IoT platforms and augmented reality SDKs as well as Arduino alternatives if that’s not your thing. We also pulled together articles on IoT and agriculture, healthcare, transportation, and much more. Enjoy!

Tutorials and Projects

Building the World’s Largest Raspberry Pi Cluster by Gerald Venzl — Oracle’s Raspberry Pi Supercomputer, the largest Raspberry Pi cluster known to exist, got

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Internet of Things (IoT): The Roadmap to a Smart Future - Mobinius

https://www.mobinius.com/blogs/internet-of-things-iot-the-roadmap-to-a-smart-future

#iot #iot-apps #iot-app-development-company #iot-solutions #hire-iot-developers #custom-iot-development

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How This Cybersecurity Startup Is Using Machine Learning

The COVID pandemic has massively escalated the surge of cyberattacks and data breaches despite having robust security controls, software, and solutions abundantly available in the market. A lot of this could be attributed to the vulnerability businesses offer the cybercriminals to take advantage of the situation quickly. While the conventional cybersecurity approach has benefited many, having cybersecurity without cyber-intelligence and necessary awareness can put the security professionals off-guarded to more complicated and novel threats.

Furthermore, with limited cybersecurity resources, businesses need to prioritise their efforts to strengthen cyber posture effectively; however, many organisations do not have an anchor point or a guiding principle, to begin with. With cyber-intelligence inputs missing from cybersecurity capabilities like incident management, vulnerability management, risk assessment and brand monitoring, businesses end up running their security practice in silos instead of an integrated approach.

And, thus, in an attempt to revolutionise the cyber threat visibility and intelligence market, CYFIRMA, a cyber analytics startup assists businesses to understand the relevance of the current threat landscape. Not only it provides insights on threat actors and indicators, emerging threats and digital risks, but also automatically applies intelligence into cyber posture management. To dig deeper, Analytics India Magazine got in touch with the chairman and CEO of the company, Kumar Ritesh, to understand how the company uses a predictive intelligence-driven approach to discover cyber threats.

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