Weekly Cloud News Roundup: IoT Security Market Worth $35.2bn by 2023; New AWS Certification for Alexa Skill Builders

Weekly Cloud News Roundup: IoT Security Market Worth $35.2bn by 2023; New AWS Certification for Alexa Skill Builders

Each week we’ll bring you an overview of the latest news in cloud computing, cybersecurity and industrial IoT over the past seven days. This week we’re focused on the growth of the IoT security market and AWS’ new certification for Alexa skill builders.  

IoT Security Market Worth $35.2 Billion by 2023

The global Internet of Things (IoT) Security Market size is expected to grow from 8.2 billion in 2018 to 35.2 billion by 2023. Major factors driving the growth of the market are the increasing number of ransomware attacks on IoT devices across the globe, growing IoT security regulations, and rising security concerns over critical infrastructure. IoT security solutions include identity access management, data encryption, and tokenization, intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system, device authentication and management, and many others.

Amazon Web Services Launches Training Program for Alexa Skill Builders

Amazon Web Services plans to launch a certification program that will give developers building skills for its Echo digital assistants a way to verify their abilities. Specialty certification will be awarded to developers who pass an exam testing their ability to design, build and maintain voice-activated applications designed to work with the Echo devices. AWS offers training programs and certifications for many different areas of cloud computing expertise but said this is the first certification program directly related to Alexa.

AWS Details How Cloud, IT Industry Can Help Agencies Manage Public Data

A top official from Amazon Web Services said using cloud platforms and coordinating information technology vendors could help local and state governments cut costs in managing data, address gaps between agencies and improve access to information, particularly for health and social services. However, the majority of data on healthcare and social services is currently unstructured and difficult to understand for citizens and agencies.

Learn how AWS aims to help the government organizations address the challenges in organizing their data.

FBI Head of Cybersecurity in San Francisco Warns: Look to Inside Threats

With cyber-threat actors making a living off of hacked information, it should come as no surprise that U.S. government intelligence agencies are shifting focus and resources to address the issue. In California, the FBI has seen a high volume of cybersecurity threats and attacks that are either financially motivated criminal intrusions or national cyber intrusions.

Learn more about the AWS Certified Skill Builder.

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