Is IoT security being regulated?

Read why Ofer Amitai says that there is an urgent need for regulation of Internet of Things security on IT Pro Portal : Gartner predicts that by 2020, IoT technology will be in 95 percent of electronics for new product design. The same Gartner study also predicts that, by 2022, half of all security budgets […]

Another massive DDoS internet blackout could be coming your way

A massive internet blackout similar to the Dyn DNS outage in 2016 could easily happen again, despite relatively low-cost countermeasures, according to a new study out of Harvard University. The DDoS attack on Dyn took many major web sites offline for most of a day, including Twitter, PayPal, Reddit, Amazon, and Netflix. Millions of compromised IoT devices, belonging to the […]

Mobile security: A look at the risks, and what you can do

A new report from Verizon found that organizations across numerous industries compromised mobile data security because of speed to market priorities and a lack of threat awareness according to survey respondents. As business usage of mobile devices, the Internet of Things and other mobile applications accelerates, Verizon’s inaugural Mobile Security Index 2018 seeks to raise awareness of […]

6 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

In 2017, it seemed like we faced a new, devastating breach and/or virus at least once a month. The victims — Chipotle, Brooks Brothers, Kmart, Verizon, Equifax, Deloitte, the SEC, Whole Foods, and Xbox among them — represent an astonishingly broad range of industries. At the same time, malware such as WannaCry, which affected more than 300,000 computers, far exceeded prior perceptions about the potential for hackers […]

Is that smart device secure, and will it protect your privacy?

The decision to introduce a new smart device into your home should come only after you’ve answered these two questions affirmatively: “Will the device improve the quality of my life/fill a need I have?” and “Am I satisfied with the level of security and privacy the manufacturer provides to users?” Unfortunately, users’ needs (and wants) often end […]

‘OMG’: New Mirai Variant Converts IoT Devices into Proxy Servers

Numerous versions of the Mirai IoT bot malware have surfaced since the creators of the original code – one of whom is a former Rutgers University student – first released it in Sept. 2016. The latest iteration of Mirai is dubbed “OMG,” and turns infected IoT devices into proxy servers while also retaining the original […]

Anatomy of an Attack on the Industrial IoT

We like to think that cyberattacks are focused primarily on stealing credit card numbers and that attackers don’t know much about the control systems that run critical infrastructure. Unfortunately, that’s just wishful thinking. In 2017, we saw an increasing number of threat actors bypass existing network perimeter security controls to perform sophisticated reconnaissance of industrial process control […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Things

See the infographic from SEAMGEN explaining everything you need to know about Internet of Things.

Getting Started with IoT Security in Healthcare

It’s estimated that by 2025, more than 30 percent of all Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be dedicated to the realm of healthcare – more than in retail, transportation and the personal security sectors combined. Already today, practitioners are using IoT tech to conduct portable monitoring, enact electronic record keeping initiatives, and to apply drug safeguards […]

IoT Security Needs OEM, User Partnerhips

Read Carl Herberger why says that manufacturers and network administrators need to come together and weave a security defense for the Internet of Things on EE Times : For years, the security community warned of the possibility of attacks aimed at the Internet of Things. At the end of 2016, we finally got one, and it […]