Internet Of Things

IP EXPO: Pindar tells delegates prevention is not enough

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While security spending continues to increase at a dizzying speed, breaches are increasing even faster, said Gemalto's Joe Pindar this morning at IP Expo. What are we to do?

Organisations need formal vendor risk management programmes, study

Organisations need formal vendor risk management programmes, study

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Third-party risks pose a "serious threat" to organisations but upper management may be able to curb the threat, according to a recent study.

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

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Wearables are the Internet of Things (IoT) devices most likely to emerge as a security threat or cause a breach, according to a new survey by Spiceworks and Cox Business.

Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security

Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security

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Poor endpoint security is propelling the great ransomware epidemic of 2016 — and if allowed to fester, the threat will spread to new endpoints including IoT devices, cars and ICS and SCADA systems, a new report says.

Smart cities still dumb enough to be hacked

Smart cities still dumb enough to be hacked

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The root of the problem with malicious smart city hacking lies in the fact that sensors typically collect 'raw' data and then merely pass it on.

Nest disables smart home device, triggers IoT security concerns

Nest disables smart home device, triggers IoT security concerns

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Nest will disable its smart home product Revolv on May 15th. Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie will re-focus on building Works with Nest.

New report diagnoses healthcare bodies with poor cyber-security

New report diagnoses healthcare bodies with poor cyber-security

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Health care bodies appear to have a focus on protecting patient data, often forgetting to protect themselves from other more serious attacks, a new report has shown.

Businesses wary of IoT security says new report

Businesses wary of IoT security says new report

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Security is at the front of business leaders' minds when thinking about implementing IoT solutions to their businesses says a new report from Webroot and IO.

FIC 2016: Is security the main challenge of the Internet of Everything?

FIC 2016: Is security the main challenge of the Internet of Everything?

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Christophe Jolly of Cisco France took the stage at FIC 2016 to outline the fundamental security problems in the looming "internet of everything".

Comcast XFINITY flaw sounds Internet of Things security alarm

Comcast XFINITY flaw sounds Internet of Things security alarm

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The recently discovered flaws in Comcast's XFINITY smart home technology was met with the comment that yes, but everyone else is just as bad. Why should this be true of IoT devices?

20% of cyber-attacks attributed to Conficker worm

20% of cyber-attacks attributed to Conficker worm

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Detected in everything from police body cameras to the business internet of things (IoT) landscape, now do you give a configuration fick?

Hello Barbie vulnerable to dog attack

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The new wi-fi connected Hello Barbie, can be essentially turned into a bug due to weaknesses in the products' central server.

Smart TVs not all that bright when it comes to fighting cyber-threats

Smart TVs not all that bright when it comes to fighting cyber-threats

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Smart TVs are not being targeted by hackers right now, but a researcher at Symantec has noted that cyber-criminals have a wide range of options if they wish to breach the average Smart TV.

Algebraic Eraser, the algorithm running the 'Internet of Things' is broken...again

Algebraic Eraser, the algorithm running the 'Internet of Things' is broken...again

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A team of mathematicians were able to break a key used as part of the encryption system that secures many of the most critical IoT technologies internationally.

BlackHat Amsterdam: 'numbers will make the difference' when securing the IoT

BlackHat Amsterdam: 'numbers will make the difference' when securing the IoT

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SC sat down with Veracode's Chris Eng to talk about securing the internet of things and the future of cyber-regulation.

Slush Helsinki: IoT security on the rise, physical security becoming more prevalent

Slush Helsinki: IoT security on the rise, physical security becoming more prevalent

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As this year's Slush conference opens, securing The Internet of Things has become a hot topic with many of the exhibiting companies tackling the issue head on.

RSA: Is the internet of things the new BYOD?

RSA: Is the internet of things the new BYOD?

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Greg Day of Palo Alto Networks made the case for learning from the problems of BYOD and applying them to IoT in his presentation to RSA Abu Dhabi today.

New cyber-security organisation aims to secure Internet of Things

New cyber-security organisation aims to secure Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things has reached a milestone with the formation of its very own cyber-security foundation.

Heartburn: 200,000 devices 'still susceptible' to Heartbleed bug

Heartburn: 200,000 devices 'still susceptible' to Heartbleed bug

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As the patching cycle becomes ever longer, some experts are pushing for mandatory security updating of critical IoT devices.

Is the Internet of Things opening the door to a new generation of hitman?

Is the Internet of Things opening the door to a new generation of hitman?

As software becomes increasingly complex, we must start addressing security as a key component at an early stage to prevent long-term costs from spiralling up, says Lev Lesokhin.

Symantec now protecting one billion IoT devices

Symantec now protecting one billion IoT devices

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Symantec reported that its security software is now protecting more than 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices and as this number expands so will security risks associated with these products.

The future of security is in the cloud

The future of security is in the cloud

Paul Lipman explains why he thinks that the cloud offers a way forward for securing the complex interconnected world.

Leaky Bluetooth smartphones & wearables can be tracked from 100m away

Leaky Bluetooth smartphones & wearables can be tracked from 100m away

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Researchers at Context Information Security have discovered that smartphones, tablets, iBeacons, fitness trackers and other wearable devices using embedded Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) could potentially be tracked from 100m away.

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

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A new report into the ethics of security professionals reveals some eye-opening findings on hidden data breaches, and how incidents are being used to push for bigger budgets.

Chinese Army rations use of wearables over security fears

Chinese Army rations use of wearables over security fears

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Country's leading military newspaper warns over 'risk' of tracking to reveal military secrets.

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

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New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumer's lives, combined with increasing cyber-crime activity, will push data breach losses up to US$ 2.1 trillion (£1.34 trillion) globally by 2019.

Internet-connected drug pump found with "severe" exploitable flaw

Internet-connected drug pump found with "severe" exploitable flaw

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning via the National Vulnerability Database after a security researcher described an internet-connected drug infusion pump manufactured by Hospira as "literally the least secure IP enabled device I've ever touched in my life."

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

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This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the top five articles on SC this week, including new Facebook flaws, 'Freak' attacks and the trade-offs with 'smart' cities.

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