February 9, 2015

Internet Of Things Security Play: ARM Acquires Offspark


"Security software is an important play for ARM," said Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based custom-system builder. "Security is obviously such a key element to technology, and it will definitely be essential to the Internet of Things. As companies connect more devices and make them smart, they'd better make sure that those devices can't be hacked."

Equus Computer System's Swank pointed to this push toward Internet of Things-related products as widespread in the chip industry, which traditionally has been focused on the desktop, smartphone and server space. 

"These industry business models have been the same for decades, but now they're being revolutionized by upstarts that are pushing for the Internet of Things," he said. "It is going to be everywhere and anywhere, and companies like ARM and Intel are doing their best to prepare."

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