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Adrian Shaw talks about SECURED – a European project to improve the security of connected devices



shaw_web.jpgHP Labs is a lead partner in a three-year, collaborative research project that aims to enhance the security of all network-connected devices. Funded by the European Commission and launched in 2013, SECURity at the network EDge (SECURED) is designing an innovative architecture that offloads the execution of security applications from network endpoints, such as mobile phones, into programmable devices at the edge of the network, like home gateways, enterprise routers, and servers.


We recently caught up with Bristol-based Security and Cloud Lab researcher and chief architect for SECURED, Adrian Shaw to learn more about the project.

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Jaap Suermondt on unlocking the value of the Internet of Things



Jaap-thumbnail.jpgHow do we create a computing architecture able to deliver the full potential of the Internet of Things?


“The answer can’t be that we just build a bigger and faster cloud,” suggests Jaap Suermondt, director of HP’s Analytics Lab.  


In a presentation at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona on December 3rd titled, “Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things: HP Labs on Big Data and Distributed Mesh Computing,” Suermondt will outline how a new fundamental architecture for computers being developed at HP Labs and dubbed The Machine offers a more promising path to deriving value from a world flooded with data.


The Machine is built around advances in non-volatile memory and storage technologies, new System-on-a-Chip processors, and a new approach to networking. Crucially, it will also enable a new generation of lightweight devices with large processing power and memory-like storage, but that are low cost and use very little energy.


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HP Labs at Discover Barcelona – Join Steve Simske to discuss Big Data and the Internet of Things



StevenJSimske_BMP_headshot.jpgTechnology companies love to talk about ‘Big Data’ and ‘The Internet of Things,’ but detailed use cases for how advances in either lead to a measurable difference to business and customer value are harder to find.


Attendees at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona, though, will hear about a powerful example of both on December 2nd, when Steve Simske, HP Fellow and director of the Content Solutions Lab at HP Labs, leads a discussion forum focused on HP’s Global Product Authentication Service (GPAS).


“GPAS, which we launched as an anti-counterfeiting solution from HP Software’s Professional Services group last year, combines product tracking, cryptographics, variable data printing, and analytics to provide unique insights into a corporation’s global supply chain,” Simske notes. “It’s already being used very effectively to combat fraud, but I’ll show how it also helps us enhance security, ensure quality and compliance, improve marketing, and run supply chains with greater efficiency.”

HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Simon Shiu to speak on reinventing security for The Machine



Simon-Shiu.jpgThe Machine, HP Labs’ radical new approach to large-scale, high-performance computing infrastructure, “will let us take advantage of – rather than be overtaken by – the coming data explosion,” argues Simon Shiu, senior research manager in HP’s Security and Cloud Lab.


“And as we’re creating this new kind of architecture, we have the chance to rethink some of the fundamentals of infrastructure design” he notes. “One of the most valuable things that we can do differently is to build in security from the start – and that’s an opportunity we’re taking.”


In a talk he’ll be presenting at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona on December 2nd, Shiu will share how HP Labs researchers are placing security at the heart of The Machine, so that businesses are assured control, privacy, monitoring, and full recovery of their systems and data in the era of Big Data.



HP Labs at Discover Barcelona 2014 – Souvik Sen to preview HP Location Aware



Souvik-Sen_Web-2.jpgAttendees at HP Discover 2014 Barcelona can preview a new indoor positioning technology, developed at HP Labs and soon to be deployed by HP Networking, called HP Location Aware.


The system will locate any WiFi-enabled device within 2 meters of accuracy, which is up to five times better than competing alternatives. It also requires no additional infrastructure to be installed and no manual calibration or regular re-calibration, all of which most current indoor positioning technologies need.


In a Discover discussion forum on December 3rd, HP Labs Senior Research Scientist Souvik Sen will describe how HP Location Aware works and then lead an interactive discussion of possible use cases for the new HP service.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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