2019 RSA

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At-a-Glance Schedule

Date Time (PT) Presenter Event Title Code, Location & Format
Mon. March 4 8:15 – 9:15am

Full seminar: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Jim Gordon,

GM Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development, Intel Corporation

Seminar: Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Panel: The Why: The DEI Dividend

Code: SEM-M06

Location: Moscone South 301 SEM

Mon. March 4 10:15 – 11:15am

Full seminar: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Jim Gordon,

GM Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development, Intel Corporation

Seminar: Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Panel: The Who: Is This Responsibility Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Code: SEM-M06

Location: Moscone South 301 SEM

Wed. March 6 9:20 – 10:10am Audrey Plonk, Director, Global Security Policy, Intel Corporation

 

Panel: Multiparty Vulnerability Disclosure: From Here to Where? Code: PDAC – W03

Location: Moscone South 203

Wed. March 6 9:20 – 10:10am

 

Lorie Wigle, Vice President, GM, Intel Corporation Session: What Happens to Your Threat Model When Hardware Isn’t Really Hardware? Code: SPO2 – W03

Location: Moscone South Esplanade 153

Wed. March 6 2:50 – 3:40pm Amit Elazari Bar On, Director, Global Cybersecurity Policy at Intel Corporation, Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Information (MICS)

Keren Elazari, Analyst and Researcher, K3re3n3.com

Session: From Dystopia to Opportunity: Stories from the Future of Cybersecurity Code: KEY – W12S

Location: Moscone South Esplanade

Thurs. March 7 8:00 – 8:50am Nitin Sarangdhar, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation Session: Securing Intel PC for FIDO Support: Industry Standard to Remove Passwords Code: IDY-R02

Location: Moscone West 3014

Thurs. March 7 1:30 – 2:30pm Ellen Powers, Information Security Awareness Strategist, Manager, Intel Corporation Panel: Awareness at Scale: Creating Risk-Aware Cultures in Big Companies Code: HUM-R09

Location: Moscone South 207

Thurs. March 7 2:20 – 2:50pm Amit Elazari Bar On, Director, Global Cybersecurity Policy at Intel Corporation, Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Information (MICS) Session: Internet of Laws: Navigating the IoT Legal Landscape Code: SBX1 – R3

Location: Marriot The Sandbox Stage

Thurs. March 7 2:50 – 3:40pm Lorie Wigle, Vice President, GM, Intel Corporation Panel: Why Industrial IoT Security Is Really about Saving Lives Code: MBS – R11

Location: Moscone South 201

Fri. March 8 9:50 – 10:40am Eduardo Cabre, Product Development Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation
SpeakerTom Dodson, Supply Chain Security Architect, Intel Corporation
Speaker
Session: Blockchain Augmentation of the Trusted Supply Chain Code: PDAC-F02

Location: Moscone South 203

 

Seminar/Panel/Session Descriptions

Future of Security

From Dystopia to Opportunity: Stories from the Future of Cybersecurity

Presenters:                         Amit Elazari Bar On, Intel; Keren Elazari, K3r3n3.com

Date and Time:                 Mar. 6 from 2:50 – 3:40pm

The future of cybersecurity is not about protecting secrets; it’s about our way of life. Join us for a journey to the near future, told from the perspectives of a friendly hacker and a lawyer, who also happen to be sisters. Discover how evolving attack trends are impacting policy landscapes, why trust has become a feature and what hackers can do for you. Step away from today and embrace what’s next.

Multiparty Vulnerability Disclosure: From Here to Where? 

Presenters:                         Audrey Plonk, Intel; John Banghart, Venable; Kent Landfield, McAfee; Art Manion, CERT Coordination Center

Date and Time:                 Mar. 6 from 9:20 – 10:10am

As the world grows ever more dependent on complex technological systems, the risk of broadly impactful vulnerabilities in software and hardware is driving the need for improvements in how the global ecosystem addresses identification and disclosure of those vulnerabilities. This panel will discuss what works, what doesn’t, and suggest a path forward that can benefit everyone globally.

What Happens to Your Threat Model When Hardware Isn’t Really Hardware?

Presenters:                         Lorie Wigle, Intel

Date and Time:                 Mar. 6 from 9:20 – 10:10am

Join for a discussion about hardware and software update cycles and the importance of reconsidering the way we think about hardware security. We will also discuss the significance of making hardware and software more secure and resilient, and Intel’s commitment to developing technologies to solve the industry’s most complex problems.

Securing Intel PC for FIDO Support: Industry Standard to Remove Passwords

Presenters:                         Nitin Sarangdhar, Intel

Date and Time:                 Mar. 7 from 8:00 – 8:50am

FIDO-enabled platforms replace password match on the relying party website with a passwordless experience of biometric authentication on a user device. This session will cover how PCs can be vulnerable to attacks on simple host OS-based FIDO authenticators and capabilities available in Intel HW to create a trusted execution environment–based FIDO Authenticator to address such vulnerabilities.

Awareness at Scale: Creating Risk-Aware Cultures in Big Companies

Presenters:                         Ellen Powers, Intel; Tom Pendergast, MediaPro; Kemi Okutubo, International Monetary Fund; Deborah Walter; AmerisourceBergen

Date and Time:                 Mar. 7 from 1:30 – 2:30pm

Getting employees to take their annual security awareness training is hard at any company. But imagine how hard it is to run a multifaceted, multimedia awareness program for thousands or millions of employees spread across the globe, often not even sharing a common language. That’s security awareness at scale—and it’s got challenges and triumphs our panelists are eager to explore.

IoT

Internet of Laws: Navigating the IoT Legal Landscape

Presenters:                         Amit Elazari Bar On, Intel

Date and Time:                 Mar. 7 from 2:20 – 2:50pm

The world is getting more connected and calls for IoT regulation and software liability are on the rise. This talk will give IoT practitioners and security researchers a quick intro to the variety of legal and regulatory concepts that govern IoT landscape focusing on recent trends. Highlights will include vulnerability disclosure, anti-hacking laws, CCPA and the new CA IoT security law.

Why Industrial IoT Security Is Really about Saving Lives

Presenters:                         Lorie Wigle, Intel; Emily Miller, Mocana; Galina Antova, Claroty; John Felker, Department of Homeland Security

Date and Time:                 Mar. 7 from 2:50 – 3:40pm

Industrial control systems simply cannot tolerate any downtime, or risk human safety in any way. A compromise can result in millions of dollars lost — but even more devastatingly—the loss of life. This talk will offer new approaches to protecting industrial control systems and critical infrastructure and focus on the importance of human safety that’s at risk when these devices are compromised.

Blockchain

Blockchain Augmentation of the Trusted Supply Chain

Presenters:                         Eduardo Cabre, Intel; Tom Dodson, Intel

Date and Time:                 Mar. 8 from 9:50 – 10:40am

The Trusted Supply Chain assures users that a platform (a PC, server, controller, etc.) was made by the expected manufacturer and its firmware was unaltered. This session will describe a blockchain implementation of the Trusted Supply Chain. We replaced a centralized trust model, with a fully distributed model using Ethereum contracts, allowing participants to obtain direct evidence of their claims.

Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

The Why: The DEI Dividend

Presenters:                         Jim Gordon, Intel; Karen Worstell, W Risk Group LLC; Emily Heath, United Airlines; Vanessa Pegueros, DocuSign; Jennifer Steffens, IOActive, Inc.; Caroline Wong, Cobalt.io

Date and Time:                 Mar. 4 from 8:15 – 9:15am

Cybersecurity is facing talent shortages at a time when problem-solving, innovation and productivity are critical. The talent pipeline seems to be improving, but valuable professionals are opting out of the profession in mid-career. In this seminar, you will hear from leaders driving innovation with culture, inclusion, equity and diversity, and from change agents on how you can make shift happen.

The Who: Is This Responsibility Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Presenters:                         Jim Gordon, Intel; Karen Worstell, W Risk Group LLC; Alicia Jessip, TEKsystems; Elaine Mariano, Equili; Carmen Marsh, Inteligenca; Claudia Schabel, Schabel Solutions

Date and Time:                 Mar. 4 from 10:15 – 11:15am

Cybersecurity is facing talent shortages at a time when problem-solving, innovation and productivity are critical. The talent pipeline seems to be improving, but valuable professionals are opting out of the profession in mid-career. In this seminar, you will hear from leaders driving innovation with culture, inclusion, equity and diversity, and from change agents on how you can make shift happen.

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RSA 2019: Intel and Partner Ecosystem Offer New Silicon-Enabled Security Solutions

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Intel introduced the Intel SGX Card in February 2019. It is a new way to help extend application memory protections using Intel Software Guard Extensions in existing data center infrastructure. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
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Today, Intel along with customers and industry partners announced several solutions designed to scale and accelerate the adoption of hardware-enabled security across data center, cloud, network and edge. From OEMs to cloud service providers (CSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), Intel continues to help lead the industry and advance security tools and resources that help improve the security and privacy of application processing in the cloud, provide platform-level threat detection and shrink the attack surface.

“Hardware-based security technologies are a top priority for cloud providers aiming to address enterprise scaling challenges. Trusted execution technologies such as Intel SGX are now readily available in a wide range of platforms helping to fuel innovation in the digital security ecosystem and further assist in implementation roll-out.”
–Dimitrios Pavlakis, industry analyst, ABI Research.

Intel SGX for the Data Center

Helping protect customer data in the cloud is a top priority for cloud service providers. Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) was designed to help create more secure environments without having to trust the integrity of all the layers of the system. The technology isolates specific application code and data to run in private regions of memory, or enclaves. Intel SGX is currently used by top cloud providers, including Alibaba Cloud*, Baidu*, IBM Cloud Data Guard* and Microsoft Azure* for various projects to help protect customer data at runtime. Today, Intel announced new products and ecosystem solutions that enable Intel SGX to be used even more broadly in the data center.

Scaling Intel SGX for the Cloud: Intel introduced the Intel SGX Card, a new way to help extend application memory protections using Intel SGX in existing data center infrastructure. Though Intel SGX technology will be available on future multi-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, there is pressing demand for its security benefits in this space today. Intel is accelerating deployment of Intel SGX technology for the vast majority of cloud servers deployed today with the Intel SGX Card. Additional benefits offer access to larger, non-enclave memory spaces, and some additional side-channel protections when compartmentalizing sensitive data to a separate processor and associated cache. Availability is targeted for later this year.

To enable cloud adoption of Intel SGX at scale, Intel and industry partners are also introducing new tools and capabilities that enhance operational control, simplify development and support emerging workloads.

Operational Control: Intel is delivering a new capability called flexible launch control that enables a company’s data center operations to set and manage their own unique security policies for launching enclaves as well as providing controlled access to sensitive platform identification information. This capability is currently available on Intel SGX-enabled Intel® Xeon® E Processors and some Intel NUC’s.

New Developer Tools: Fortanix* launched its Enclave Development Platform* (EDP), the open-source software development kit (SDK) that uses the state-of-the-art security properties of the Rust programming language and Intel SGX to deliver a more secure application development platform. Developers can build enclaves with Rust to help improve protection from development vulnerabilities and outsider attacks. The Fortanix EDP is fully integrated with the Rust compiler allowing developers to immediately build, sell or distribute the secure applications they create.

Scale for Emerging Workloads: Baidu announced a preview of its Intel SGX-enabled MesaTEE* that delivers artificial intelligence algorithm protection for cloud and edge computing devices.

Advancing Threat Detection

Intel is helping lead the industry with hardware-enhanced security technology by delivering new capabilities to Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT), a set of silicon-level capabilities that helps detect classes of threats. First introduced last year and deployed across 50 million enterprise clients, Intel TDT is experiencing broad adoption and expanding platform support to Linux and virtual machines.

Intel Threat Detection Technology Evolves: Intel is expanding Intel TDT capabilities in 2019 to include support for Linux on servers in virtualized data center and cloud environments. Intel TDT combines platform-level telemetry infrastructure and machine learning models to detect targeted attacks. Detection alerts based on the heuristics are sent to the security service provider (ISV) for remediation. Integration of the Intel TDT stack into the existing ISV solutions results in improved performance and lower incidences of false positives. At RSA Conference, Intel will demonstrate Intel TDT on Linux using Intel-developed heuristics to detect unauthorized execution of specific cryptomining workloads.

SentinelOne: SentinelOne* (S1) is the first licensee to have adapted Intel TDT’s accelerated memory scanning (AMS) technology for detection of cryptomining. With Intel TDT, S1’s customers running Windows will enjoy up to 10-times faster pre-execution scanning and 4-times faster detection with immediate roll back of uncovered threats.1

Shrinking the Attack Surface

Intel’s security open-source initiatives and community partners are equipping the ecosystem with tools to help reduce the attack surface in platforms and products before they are deployed at scale.

Device Design: Intel is announcing Host-based Firmware Analyzer, a new tool for the TianoCore* open-source firmware community. Intel is applying best practices used by software developers and helping lead the industry in delivering a framework that automates the testing of firmware components prior to system integration. The Host-based Firmware Analyzer allows developers to run open-source advanced tools, such as fuzz testing, symbolic execution and address sanitizers in an OS environment. This tool is targeted for availability in the first half of this year.

Secure Device Onboarding: For secure device provisioning and management of internet of things (IoT) devices before they are activated on corporate networks, Mocana* announced full integration of Mocana TrustCenter™ with the Intel® Secure Device Onboard service. This solution reduces the burden on OEMs to pre-load customer specific credentials in the supply chain and delivers a model where cloud selection and configuration happen dynamically when first powered on.

Defending Firmware: Intel and Eclypsium* announced a collaboration that helps organizations manage the entire hardware and firmware attack surface for threats. The Eclypsium Platform, now generally available, extends Intel’s secure foundation by analyzing the system configuration and ensuring the latest firmware is deployed.

Scaling Enterprise Endpoint Protection: Qnext* announced integration of Intel SGX in remote access of its sharing and collaboration platform FileFlex*. Intel SGX helps improve FileFlex Enterprise security for Microsoft Office 365 users when accessing files and folders from source locations at the edge of the network.

Where to See Intel at 2019 RSA

Next week at RSA Conference, Intel will be joined by industry customers and partners in demonstrating the latest security solutions services. Visit Intel at Booth 6173 for hands-on demonstrations and more information.

[1] Independent benchmark testing from Passmark Software Source: https://www.sentinelone.com/press/sentinelone-collaborates-intel-cryptominers

 

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Video: Intel and Arm IoT Provisioning Prototype

Intel and Arm are collaborating on a joint vision to securely connect any Internet of Things device to any cloud. This prototype demo video shows Intel and Arm devices being powered on to be onboarded and provisioned to the Arm Pelion IoT platform. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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Intel and Arm Share IoT Vision to Securely Connect ‘Any Device to Any Cloud’

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By Lorie Wigle

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transitioning from first proof-of-concept deployments into a new growth phase that is expected, according to industry analysts, to deploy 1 trillion devices by 2035.1 What is driving these lofty projections are the incredible business benefits that will be achieved with data-driven IoT initiatives such as edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI), predictive maintenance and autonomous systems. The more data that is collected, the more valuable the data becomes. However, this model may not be realized unless the industry can collaborate on more open and scalable methods to securely provision devices and their data to the cloud.

To answer these challenges, Intel is teaming up with Arm* to provide solutions to securely onboard2 both Intel and Arm IoT devices to any application or cloud framework.

First, let me walk you through the traditional manual onboarding process for IoT devices, which has multiple challenges. It typically takes more than 20 minutes per device and involves coordination among installation technicians, IT network/security operations and operational technology teams. The device identity and network access credentials are either painstakingly preloaded into the device at manufacturing or configured in the field from a standard image using insecure human processes. Compounding the security issues are the proliferation of cloud-specific provisioning methods without a consistent hardware-protected device identity model. For IoT to scale to a trillion devices in less than two decades, this process must be faster, safer and more flexible.

Now, the solution: Last October, Intel® Secure Device Onboard was launched as the first solution that enabled a “late binding” approach to provisioning, where customers could dynamically discover their target cloud platform for provisioning seconds after the device is powered on in the field. The collaboration with Arm aims to extend this capability from Intel devices to include the Arm devices that commonly are deployed together by customers. This strategic collaboration of two major ecosystems is designed to provide the industry with a more flexible provisioning method that can be natively enabled in devices.

So how does it work? Watch the prototype video below that shows how Intel and Arm devices can be credentialed and provisioned in seconds to join any cloud application framework.

As a result, customers should be able to choose their onboarding systems of record without being locked into a single cloud provider’s provisioning method or a single device architecture. Flexibility can be built in before the device is purchased to onboard into any cloud ecosystem. Device management systems such as Pelion*, cloud/on-premise IoT platforms and connected partner ecosystems all benefit from increased variety of devices, lower cost and faster deployment. Device suppliers can simplify manufacturing to a single SKU that can be provisioned with customer-specific credentials in the field rather than in the factory, dramatically reducing cost while decreasing time to market.

“Intel and Arm are simplifying one of IoT’s most complex and challenging barriers with regard to streamlining the manufacturing and security deployment workflows for IoT. This is an ROI win for the customer, who will be able to deploy both Intel- and Arm-based devices at a lower cost and with less friction between IT and OT, while at the same time retaining flexibility over their data and cloud partner choice until the deployment phase,” said Michela Menting, director, ABI Research.

Learn more about the solution at IoT Solution World Congress’s smart building customer case study presentation and view the joint demo that is nominated for top TestBed award. You may also attend the technical presentation at Arm TechCon that will showcase the Pelion Device Management zero-touch experience. Intel and Arm are seeking customer and ecosystem feedback on the prototypes and expect to engage pilot customers later this year. Contact iotonboarding@intel.com for more information on the pilot programs.

Intel’s collaboration with Arm allows us to progress a joint vision of “any device, any cloud” to span multiple device architectures. As we enter this accelerated growth phase for IoT, we will continue to collaborate with technology vendors to provide customers the protections they need. On behalf of the entire Intel team, I thank our industry partners and customers for their ongoing support.

Lorie Wigle is vice president of Software and Services Group and general manager of Internet of Things Security at Intel Corporation.

1Trillion devices by 2035- source ARM white paper https://community.arm.com/cfs-file/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/01-1996-00-00-00-01-30-09/Arm-_2D00_-The-route-to-a-trillion-devices-_2D00_-June-2017.pdf

2From out-of-box to securely streaming data to an IoT Platform

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/internet-of-things/secure-device-onboard.html.

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New Intel Vision Accelerator Solutions Speed Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Edge Devices

iot vision 2x1What’s New: Today, Intel unveiled its family of Intel® Vision Accelerator Design Products targeted at artificial intelligence (AI) inference and analytics performance on edge devices, where data originates and is acted upon. The new acceleration solutions come in two forms: one that features an array of Intel® Movidius™ vision processors and one built on the high-performance Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA. The accelerator solutions build on the OpenVINO™ software toolkit that provides developers with improved neural network performance on a variety of Intel products and helps them further unlock cost-effective, real-time image analysis and intelligence within their Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

“Until recently, businesses have been struggling to implement deep learning technology. For transportation, smart cities, healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries, it takes specialized expertise, a broad range of form factors and scalable solutions to make this happen. Intel’s Vision Accelerator Design Products now offer businesses choice and flexibility to easily and affordably accelerate AI at the edge to drive real-time insights.”
–Jonathan Ballon, Intel vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group

Why This Is Important: The need for intelligence on edge devices has never been greater. As deep learning approaches rapidly replace more traditional computer vision techniques, businesses can unlock rich data from digital video. With Intel Vision Accelerator Design Products, businesses can implement vision-based AI systems to collect and analyze data right on edge devices for real-time decision-making. Advanced edge computing capabilities help cut costs, drive new revenue streams and improve services.

What This Delivers: Combined with Intel Vision products such as Intel CPUs with integrated graphics, these new edge accelerator cards allow businesses the choice and flexibility of price, power and performance to meet specific requirements from camera to cloud. Intel’s Vision Accelerator Design Products will build upon growing industry adoption for the OpenVINO toolkit:

  • Smart, Safe Cities: With the OpenVINO toolkit, stadium security provider AxxonSoft* used existing installed-base hardware to achieve 9.6 times the performance on standard Intel® Core™ i7 processors and 3.1 times the performance on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors in order to ensure the safety of 2 million visitors to the FIFA 2018 World Cup.*

Who Uses This: Leading companies such as Dell*, Honeywell* and QNAP* are planning products based on Intel Vision Accelerator Designs. Additional partners and customers, from equipment builders, solution developers and cloud service providers support these products.

More Context: Intel’s Vision Accelerator Design Products Customer QuotesVideo | Infographic

How This Works: Intel Vision Accelerator Design Products work by offloading AI inference workloads to purpose-built accelerator cards that feature either an array of Intel Movidius Vision Processing Units, or a high-performance Intel Arria 10 FPGA. Deep learning inference accelerators scale to the needs of businesses using Intel Vision solutions, whether they are adopting deep learning AI applications in the data center, in on-premise servers or inside edge devices. With the OpenVINO toolkit, developers can easily extend their investment in deep learning inference applications on Intel CPUs and integrated GPUs to these new accelerator designs, saving time and money.

The Small Print:

1Automated product quality data collected by Yumei using JWIPC® model IX7, ruggedized, fan-less edge compute node/industrial PC running an Intel® Core™ i7 CPU with integrated on die GPU and OpenVINO SDK. 16GB of system memory, connected to a 5MP POE Basler* Camera model acA 1920-40gc. Together these components, along with the Intel developed computer vision and deep learning algorithms, provide Yumei factory workers information on product defects near real-time (within 100 milliseconds). Sample size >100,000 production units collected over 6 months in 2018.

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Alibaba and Intel Transforming Data-Centric Computing from Hyperscale Data Centers to the Edge

data centric 2x1What’s New: At The Computing Conference 2018 hosted by Alibaba Group* in Hangzhou, China, Intel and Alibaba revealed how their deep collaboration is driving the creation of revolutionary technologies that power the era of data-centric computing – from hyperscale data centers to the edge, to accelerate the deployments of new applications such as autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things (IoT).

“Alibaba’s highly innovative data-centric computing infrastructure supported by Intel technology enables real-time insight for customers from the cloud to the edge. Our close collaboration with Alibaba from silicon to software to market adoption enables customers to benefit from a broad set of workload-optimized solutions.”
– Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group

What the Headlines are: Intel and Alibaba Group are:

  • Launching of a Joint Edge Computing Platform to accelerate edge computing development
  • Establishing the Apsara Stack Industry Alliance targeting on-premises enterprise cloud environments
  • Deploying latest Intel technology in Alibaba to prepare for the 11/11 shopping festival
  • Bringing volumetric content to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 via OBS Cloud
  • Accelerating the commercialization intelligent roads

“We are thrilled to have Intel as our long-term strategic partner, and are excited to expand our collaboration across a wide array of areas from edge computing to hybrid cloud, Internet of Things and smart mobility,” said Simon Hu, senior vice president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud. “By combining Intel’s leading technology services and Alibaba’s experience in driving digital transformation in China and the rest of Asia, we are confident that our clients worldwide will benefit from the technology innovation that comes from this partnership.”

How They Accelerate on the Edge: Intel and Alibaba Cloud launched a Joint Edge Computing Platform that allows enterprises to develop customizable device-to-cloud IoT solutions for different edge computing scenarios, including industrial manufacturing, smart building and smart community, among others. The Joint Edge Computing Platform is an open architecture that integrates Intel software, hardware and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies with Alibaba Cloud’s latest IoT products. The platform utilizes computer vision and AI to convert data at the edge into business insights. The Joint Edge Computing Platform was recently deployed in Chongqing Refine-Yumei Die Casting Co., Ltd. (Yumei) factories and was able to increase defect detection speed five times from manual detection to automatic detection1.

hybrid cloud 2x1How They Drive Hybrid Cloud Solutions: Intel and Alibaba Cloud established the Apsara Stack Industry Alliance, which focuses on building an ecosystem of hybrid cloud solutions for Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Stack. Optimized for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the Apsara Stack provides large- and medium-sized businesses with on-premises hybrid cloud services that function the same as hyperscale cloud computing and big data services provided by Alibaba public cloud. This alliance will also enable small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to access technologies, infrastructure and security on par with that of large corporations, while offering them a path to greater levels of automation, self-service capabilities, cost efficiencies and governance.

How They Power eCommerce: In preparation for the upcoming 11/11 “Singles Day” global shopping festival – which generated in excess of 168.2 billion yuan ($25 billion) in spending during the 2017 celebration – Alibaba plans to trial the next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and upcoming Intel® Optane® DC persistent memory with Alibaba’s Tair workload. This workload is a key value data access and caching storage system developed by Alibaba and broadly deployed in many of Alibaba’s core applications such as Taobao and Tmall. Intel’s compute, memory and storage solutions are optimized for Alibaba’s highly interactive and data-intensive applications. These applications require the infrastructure to keep large amounts of hot accessible data in the memory cache to achieve the desired throughput (queries per second) in order to deliver smooth and responsive user experiences, especially during peak hours of the 11/11 shopping festival.

How They Accelerate the Olympics’ Digital Transformation: Also announced was a partnership aimed at advancing the digital transformation of the Olympics and delivering volumetric content over the OBS Cloud for the first time at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As worldwide Olympic partners, Intel and Alibaba Cloud, will collaborate with OBS to explore a more efficient and reliable delivery pipeline of immersive media to RHBs worldwide that will improve the fan experience and bring them closer to the action via Intel’s volumetric and virtual reality technologies. This showcases the depth of Intel’s end-to-end capabilities, including the most advanced Intel Xeon Scalable processors powering OBS Cloud, compute power to process high volumes of data, and technology to create and deliver immersive media.

How They Accelerate the Commercialization of Intelligent Roads: Intel officially became one of Alibaba AliOS’ first strategic partners of the intelligent transportation initiative, aiming to support the construction of intelligent road traffic network and build a digital and intelligent transportation system to realize vehicle-road synergy. Intel and Alibaba will jointly explore v2x usage model with respect to 5G communication and edge computing based on the Intel Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (NEV SDK).

More Context: Intel and Alibaba Cloud Deliver Joint Computing Platform for AI Inference at the Edge

1Automated product quality data collected by YuMei using JWIPC® model IX7, ruggedized, fan-less edge compute node/industrial PC running an Intel® Core™ i7 CPU with integrated on die GPU and OpenVINO SDK. 16GB of system memory, connected to a 5MP POE Basler* Camera model acA 1920-40gc. Together these components, along with the Intel developed computer vision and deep learning algorithms, provide YuMei factory workers information on product defects near real-time (within 100 milliseconds). Sample size >100,000 production units collected over 6 months in 2018.

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Smart Cities Technologies Give Back 125 Hours to Citizens Every Year

The record for the world’s worst traffic jam belongs to Beijing’s gridlock. For 12 days in August 2010, cars could not escape 62 miles of freeway. This example, alongside the U.N.’s prediction that by 2030 two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in densely packed megacities, reinforces a real urgency to alleviate the pressures and impact of overcrowding.

The concept of “smart cities,” which employs Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as connected sensors, meters and lights to collect and analyze data to improve public infrastructure and services, holds the promise to dramatically change the way citizens live, work and get around. But is there a way to tangibly measure these benefits?

Yes, there is. An Intel-sponsored study by Juniper Research estimates that smart cities have the potential to “give back” a remarkable 125 hours to every resident every year. Additionally, the study ranks the top 20 smart cities worldwide across four key areas: mobility, health care, public safety and productivity, and reveals how these cities deliver positive outcomes for increased time savings and productivity, increases in health and overall quality of life, and a safer environment.

More: “Smart Cities – What’s in It for Citizens?” (Report) | Internet of Things News

“Analysts tend to focus on the technical underpinnings of building a data-centric world,” says Windsor Holden, head of forecasting and consultancy at Juniper Research. “We can’t overlook the importance of the real human benefits that smart cities have. Connected communities, municipal services and processes have a powerful impact on a citizen’s quality of life.”

Smart Cities Worldwide

The study found that Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco and Singapore, are the world’s leading cities integrating IoT technologies and connected services. These cities stand out because of their cohesive efforts to connect city municipalities, businesses and their citizens to address a growing need to improve “livability” – specifically around mobility (San Francisco and Singapore), public safety (Chicago, New York and Singapore), health care (London and Singapore), and productivity (Chicago, London and Singapore) – as they transition to a smarter, more connected environment.

“Cities are engines of economic activity, and we as an industry need to make them more resilient and responsive,” says Sameer Sharma, global general manager of smart cities IoT solutions at Intel. “Partnerships between city planners, government officials, private companies, OEMs, software developers and startups are creating smart city ecosystems that will empower citizens while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Smart Cities Are a Reality Today

Many of the IoT technologies identified in the study – including mobility, health and public safety solutions – are already being deployed around the world.

Mobility: The average peak-time vehicle speed in cities is a dismal 4 mph. This gridlock causes drivers to lose up to 70 hours per year. The study determined an integrated IoT-enabled infrastructure of intelligent traffic systems, safer roads, directed parking, frictionless toll and parking payments can give back up to 60 hours a year to drivers otherwise stuck in their cars.

Health: The study found that smart cities with connected digital health services can play a significant role in creating efficiencies – saving citizens almost 10 hours a year – and even potential lifesaving benefits for both patients and caregivers. Examples such as wearable apps monitor blood pressure, pain tolerance and temperature to help people manage chronic conditions without hospitalization. “Telemedicine” enables contagious flu sufferers to avoid doctor’s offices with an examination via high-speed video link from the comfort of their home.

Public Safety: Improvements in public safety can deliver substantial time benefits for smart city citizens – nearly 35 hours per year, according to the study. For instance, in Portland, Oregon, (No. 12 in the Juniper Smart Cities Index) and San Diego (No. 14), Intel joined GE* and AT&T* to deploy the Digital Infrastructure with Current, powered by GE’s CityIQ™*. This enables the cityscape to generate valuable data. Street lights transform into connected digital infrastructure beacons, monitoring the pulse of city life, which enable a range of local departments to be safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Smart cities may be still in the early stages, but based on the activities the study highlights, which are being rapidly implemented worldwide, there’s every reason to believe these examples are just the beginning of what’s possible.

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Reducing the Complexity of IoT Development

Jonathan LuseBy Jonathan Luse

We have one message for IoT developers and integrators at this year’s Embedded World 2018: We are doing everything we can to help you prototype and develop your ideas faster and get your solutions to market sooner.

The Intel Internet of Things Group has been talking to a lot of developers and partners in the IoT ecosystem – and listening carefully. The result is we’ve completely revamped our roadmaps for developer tools and IoT solution resources to create a more seamless experience across the ecosystem.

Here is what we mean:

New Ingredients

Intel will showcase Intel® FPGAs and Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPUs, components that provide power-efficient acceleration to critical edge applications. Our Exor Smart Factory 4.0 demo models an entire working industrial system using Intel FPGA devices for device control in edge-compatible formats. Myriad 2 gives developers immediate access to its advanced vision processing core, while allowing them to develop proprietary capabilities that provide true differentiation.

Richer Tools, Kits and SDKs

We have consolidated our tool offerings to streamline the development path from prototype to production by integrating new features and capabilities into Intel® System Studio 2018. This includes 400 sensors, enhanced debugger workflows, more libraries and code samples, improved data compression, and optimizations for small matrix multiplication. This new tool is a cross-platform system and IoT development tool suite to help simplify system bring-up, boost performance and power efficiency, and strengthen system reliability.

We worked with Arduino* to streamline commercial application prototypes based on Intel® architecture using Arduino Create* and added Intel-based hardware capabilities into its development suite. For professional capabilities, there is a bridge from Arduino Create directly into Intel System Studio 2018 for a seamless development experience, leveraging advanced functionality provided by Intel’s tools.

You can also accelerate designs with the UP Squared* Grove* IoT Development Kit. Easy to use and versatile, the kit offers a rapid prototyping platform for applications, including media encode/decode, signal and data processing, and machine learning.

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Accelerating Development with Intel IoT RFP-Ready Kits

Request for proposal (RFP)-ready kits bundle hardware, middleware, software, sensors and support. These kits contain the core essentials an integrator needs to prototype quickly. They just require any unique differentiating features.

RFP-ready kits are focused on specific use cases, like visual retail, smart buildings, security surveillance and remote health care. The Advantech* RFP Kit, a solar panel that demonstrates Advantech’s UTX-3117 gateway combined with Wind River® Helix Device Cloud and Pulsar™ Linux*. This enables next-generation systems to process high volumes of data with low latency, high bandwidth and low power consumption.

Intel IoT Market-Ready Solutions

For fast deployments that are end user-ready, there are built-to-scale Market-Ready Solutions (MRS). Through our ecosystem partners, we are providing an extensive portfolio of proven, integrated and already-deployed MRSs. We are showing the new Dell* V5 Solution, a self-powered, portable artificial intelligence security solution that provides ongoing video monitoring and advanced analytics. The Hayward Police Department in California rapidly deployed these units to significantly reduce the number of downtown thefts and other downtown street crimes by over 60 percent.1

Connect with Intel at Embedded World 2018

Join us at the Intel booth at Embedded World (#338, Hall 1, Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Nuremberg, Germany) and learn how Intel will help drive innovation for the IoT through new hardware, software and tools for developers. Visit our Intel Developer Zone for IoT or the IoT Solutions Alliance for other resources and to get a jump-start on your next project.

Jonathan Luse is general manager of IoT Planning and Product Line Management at Intel Corporation. 

1Source: V5 Systems Case Study, City of Hayward

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Intel Offers Innovative Approach to IoT Scaling and Security

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At the IoT Solutions World Congress, Intel addressed the challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) market today, and made a critical announcement designed to empower the industry to make the most of the tremendous opportunities ahead.

While earlier reports claimed that we will see 50 billion devices by 2020, the reality is we are nowhere close to reaching those numbers. In fact, recent research reports are far more tempered and predict closer to 30 billion devices in the same timeframe. The reason for the scaled-down outlook is because of the real-time issues of scaling deployments and security.

Today, provisioning and management of devices is a huge challenge, as IoT devices are added manually. It involves coordination between installation technicians, IT network operations, and operational technology teams and can typically take more than 20 minutes for a single device. Imagine installing 10,000 “smart IoT” light bulbs – at present, it could take two years to complete the process. This is to say nothing of the effort required to maintain device privacy and security.

To solve these complex issues, today Intel announced the launch of Intel® Secure Device Onboard (Intel® SDO). This technology securely automates and brings IoT devices online within seconds rather than hours. Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide to customers who wish to onboard thousands of connected devices.

More: Intel Secure Device Onboard (Product Brief)

Intel SDO’s “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for automatic registration. It offers a one-to-many, one-time enablement solution that can be integrated into almost any device or IoT platform, thereby eliminating the need to custom pre-load provisioning configurations for each IoT implementation.

The Intel SDO also leverages Intel’s unique privacy-preserving IoT identity solution, the Intel® Enhanced Privacy ID (Intel® EPID), to anonymously authenticate the device and establish an encrypted communication tunnel, thereby preventing hackers from tracing the device from factory to owner. Intel EPID establishes a best practice identity model for IoT onboarding and is a proven method with over 2.7 billion keys distributed in Intel and non-Intel MCU processors since 2008.

Intel has expanded the availability of Intel SDO across the IoT ecosystem. Other silicon providers like Infineon, Microchip and Cypress Semiconductor will embed the EPID identity capability in their hardware. Cloud service platform and device management software providers like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Intel’s Wind River® Helix™ Device Cloud intend to provide integration to support Intel SDO’s zero touch model.

Intel SDO is now integrated with Wind River Helix Device Cloud, its device lifecycle management platform that enables IoT devices to securely connect, monitor, manage and service devices. With the integration of Intel SDO, Wind River’s latest release of Device Cloud includes zero touch onboarding designed to mitigate the risk of security attacks to a device, ensure privacy and deliver automation that dramatically reduces installation and onboarding time to mere seconds, among other new features and capabilities.

Weatherford, a leading oil and gas services company, was part of the Intel SDO pilot program. The company wanted to pull data from existing controllers and install new wireless sensors through a gateway to the cloud to drive oil and gas insights. By adopting the Intel SDO and Wind River’s Device Cloud, Weatherford was able to create a secure, scalable oilfield ecosystem from zero-touch onboarding to continual gateway management. It projects the sheer scale of the market for managed devices could reach 290,000 wells, representing 870,000 sensor data points and nearly 10,000 IoT gateways at a global level.

With these new offerings, Intel is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions to deliver on the promise of IoT’s potential.

For more details on Intel’s keynote at the IoT Solution World Congress visit Intel’s IOT Solutions World Congress page or to find our more about becoming part of the Intel SDO ecosystem, go to Intel Secure Device Onboard page.

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Intel Offers Innovative Approach to IoT Scaling and Security

» Click for full infographic

At the IoT Solutions World Congress, Intel addressed the challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) market today, and made a critical announcement designed to empower the industry to make the most of the tremendous opportunities ahead.

While earlier reports claimed that we will see 50 billion devices by 2020, the reality is we are nowhere close to reaching those numbers. In fact, recent research reports are far more tempered and predict closer to 30 billion devices in the same timeframe. The reason for the scaled-down outlook is because of the real-time issues of scaling deployments and security.

Today, provisioning and management of devices is a huge challenge, as IoT devices are added manually. It involves coordination between installation technicians, IT network operations, and operational technology teams and can typically take more than 20 minutes for a single device. Imagine installing 10,000 “smart IoT” light bulbs – at present, it could take two years to complete the process. This is to say nothing of the effort required to maintain device privacy and security.

To solve these complex issues, today Intel announced the launch of Intel® Secure Device Onboard (Intel® SDO). This technology securely automates and brings IoT devices online within seconds rather than hours. Intel SDO is being offered to IoT platform providers as a service they can provide to customers who wish to onboard thousands of connected devices.

More: Intel Secure Device Onboard (Product Brief)

Intel SDO’s “zero touch” model allows devices to dynamically discover the customer’s IoT platform account at power-on for automatic registration. It offers a one-to-many, one-time enablement solution that can be integrated into almost any device or IoT platform, thereby eliminating the need to custom pre-load provisioning configurations for each IoT implementation.

The Intel SDO also leverages Intel’s unique privacy-preserving IoT identity solution, the Intel® Enhanced Privacy ID (Intel® EPID), to anonymously authenticate the device and establish an encrypted communication tunnel, thereby preventing hackers from tracing the device from factory to owner. Intel EPID establishes a best practice identity model for IoT onboarding and is a proven method with over 2.7 billion keys distributed in Intel and non-Intel MCU processors since 2008.

Intel has expanded the availability of Intel SDO across the IoT ecosystem. Other silicon providers like Infineon, Microchip and Cypress Semiconductor will embed the EPID identity capability in their hardware. Cloud service platform and device management software providers like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Intel’s Wind River® Helix™ Device Cloud intend to provide integration to support Intel SDO’s zero touch model.

Intel SDO is now integrated with Wind River Helix Device Cloud, its device lifecycle management platform that enables IoT devices to securely connect, monitor, manage and service devices. With the integration of Intel SDO, Wind River’s latest release of Device Cloud includes zero touch onboarding designed to mitigate the risk of security attacks to a device, ensure privacy and deliver automation that dramatically reduces installation and onboarding time to mere seconds, among other new features and capabilities.

Weatherford, a leading oil and gas services company, was part of the Intel SDO pilot program. The company wanted to pull data from existing controllers and install new wireless sensors through a gateway to the cloud to drive oil and gas insights. By adopting the Intel SDO and Wind River’s Device Cloud, Weatherford was able to create a secure, scalable oilfield ecosystem from zero-touch onboarding to continual gateway management. It projects the sheer scale of the market for managed devices could reach 290,000 wells, representing 870,000 sensor data points and nearly 10,000 IoT gateways at a global level.

With these new offerings, Intel is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions to deliver on the promise of IoT’s potential.

For more details on Intel’s keynote at the IoT Solution World Congress visit Intel’s IOT Solutions World Congress page or to find our more about becoming part of the Intel SDO ecosystem, go to Intel Secure Device Onboard page.

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