To Make the Internet of Things Safe, Start with Manufacturing

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Typically, when they are manufactured, IoT devices receive their initial identity in the form of a “digital birth certificate.” Therefore, manufacturing is the first critical link in the chain to establish trust across the IoT. Securing the manufacturing process of IoT devices includes three steps: Controlling production runs to ensure product legitimacy and prevent counterfeiting.

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.


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Prometheus and Grief – two new emerging ransomware gangs targeting enterprises. Mexican Government data is published for sale.

Security Affairs

Just recently, the group has published a stolen data allegedly belonging to the Mexican Government which still remains available for sale today, and possibly becoming the first cybercriminal group that has touched a major state in Latin America on such a level.

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Government By Numbers: Some Interesting Insights

John Battelle's Searchblog

Of course, were such a hypothesis true, one might imagine that the over percentage of GDP represented by government workers would have gone *down* over the past few decades. However, as this chart shows, that’s not the case: If we’re depending on government less and less, as I hypothesize, how on earth could government employees go *up* by ten percent in the past six decades? Let’s take a look at some detail: Ahh… Education.

China-linked hackers target government agencies by exploiting flaws in Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems, and MS Exchange

Security Affairs

CISA published an advisory on China-linked groups targeting government agencies by exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange, Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems. Government agencies.”

Government survey reveals GDPR awareness is falling short

IT Governance

Of the businesses surveyed, those in the finance and insurance industries had the highest levels of awareness (79%), followed by information and communications (67%) and education (52%). The industries with the least awareness were construction (25%) and production and manufacturing (27%). It is important to remember that a key component of any organisation’s GDPR compliance framework is staff awareness and education.


The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020: Implications for Devices

eSecurity Planet

As more information about IoT device vulnerabilities is published, the pressure on industry and government authorities to enhance security standards might be reaching a tipping point. government, standards will not apply to the IoT market at-large. Government-Grade Security.

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#ModernDataMasters: Henrik Liliendahl, Chairman & CTO, Product Data Lake


I was educated in computer engineering but my first job was on the business side. But that was my route into data management and going from there into MDM PIM and data governance. Product data looks very different depending on the product you are talking about and manufacturers see products very differently from the merchants. “On It is a bit like an advanced Dropbox where the manufacturers drop their data in and the merchants take it out. Kate Tickner, Reltio.

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UNC2529, a new sophisticated cybercrime gang that targets U.S. orgs with 3 malware

Security Affairs

“For example, UNC2529 used a unique username, masquerading as an account executive for a small California-based electronics manufacturing company, which Mandiant identified through a simple Internet search.”

Top GRC Tools & Software for 2021

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Steelcase is a US-based furniture company that produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries. It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 282

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box.

KnowledgeLake Growth in 2020 Driven by Increasing Demand for Cloud-based Intelligent Capture and Document Processing Automation 

Document Imaging Report

In 2020, KnowledgeLake also transitioned to an entirely channel-driven sales strategy, establishing a robust network of channel partners with expertise in implementation and professional services for customers in financial services, manufacturing, government, education, and other key segments. . “

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China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

Security Affairs

The group hit entities in several industries, including the gaming, healthcare, high-tech, higher education, telecommunications, and travel services industries. The China-linked group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale.

IoT Cybersecurity: 5 Major Vulnerabilities and How to Tackle Them

Security Affairs

The only way to tackle this challenge is to educate the users about these threats and their potential implications. Users could leave all the responsibility to governments and other institutions. The Flaws in Manufacturing Process.

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6 Steps to Building a Great Enterprise Architecture Practice


Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture for QAD , which provides ERP and other adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, recently shared how he and his company use enterprise architecture for “X-ray vision into the enterprise.”. “We

Group-IB Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 report

Security Affairs

The stand-off between various pro-government hacker groups saw new players come onto the scene, while some previously known groups resumed their operations. Forecasts and recommendations set out in Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020-2021 seek to prevent financial damage and manufacturing downtimes.

Plustek Expands Scanner Portfolio, New Workgroup Scanner Speeds Digital Transformation

Document Imaging Report

Plustek designed the PS3180U for healthcare, financial, legal, government agencies, education, construction, manufacturing, document management or any digital transformation task. Plustek announces the SmartOffice PS3180U document scanner. This 80 page per minute scanner features a duty cycle of 8,000 pages per day, 100 sheet automatic feeder and can scan both sides of business documents in less than one second!

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. This could be in high security areas, relating to the government or military, or you might be in different countries, where secure Internet connections are not available.

FTC Recommends Steps to Improve Mobile Device Security Update Practices

Hunton Privacy

The Report is based on information the FTC obtained from eight mobile device manufacturers, and from information the Federal Communications Commission collected from six wireless carriers. Many device manufacturers fail to maintain regular records about update support decisions, patch development time, carrier testing time, deployment time or uptake rate. Manufacturers provide little information to the public about support period, update frequency or end of update support.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents.

ManageEngine Product Review

eSecurity Planet

There are also many specific use cases for education, healthcare, manufacturing, government and financial services. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation and offers a full suite of IT management tools.

BEST PRACTICES: Mock phishing attacks prep employees to avoid being socially engineered

The Last Watchdog

In 2015, penetration tester Oliver Münchow was asked by a Swiss bank to come up with a better way to test and educate bank employees so that passwords never left the network perimeter. Customers in financial services, energy, government, healthcare and manufacturing sectors are using its testing and training modules. Defending a company network is a dynamic, multi-faceted challenge that continues to rise in complexity, year after year after year.

Preparing for Litigation Before it Happens: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Two

eDiscovery Daily

What is Information Governance? IG, or as it’s also known data governance, is basically a set of rules and policies that have to do with a company’s data. But the benefits of data governance don’t stop there. Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations that govern data, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or HIPAA. Education. Manufacturing. We’ll publish Part 3 – General Principles for Information Governance – on Friday.

Laserfiche Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017

Document Imaging Report

With customers in nearly every industry including government, education, financial services, manufacturing and health care, Laserfiche offers solutions tailored to organizations’ needs, and the expertise and personalized service that drive customer success. Laserfiche also provides in-person and online training, and educational and support resources such as user groups, workshops and webinars throughout the year.

Preparing for Litigation Before it Happens: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Who Uses Information Governance? A 2014 Rand study found that 44% of companies didn’t have any formal data governance policy and 22% of firms without a data policy had no plans to implement one. In November 2017, data governance company erwin partnered with survey company UBM to ask business technology professionals at large organizations about their attitudes on data governance. We’ll publish Part 5 – Basic Information Governance Solutions – tomorrow.

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act: Senate Passes Sweeping $250 Billion Bill to Bolster Scientific Innovation and Compete With China

Data Matters

Seventy-five percent of the world’s chips today come from Asia, while the share of semiconductors manufactured in the United States has fallen from 37% in 1990 to 12% today. a provision for Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review of certain foreign gifts to or contracts with higher education institutions. prohibition of the use of TikTok on federal government devices. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the U.S. Senate adopted by a 68-32 vote S.

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with MSS

Security Affairs

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide.

Part 1: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about understanding the business drivers?

ARMA International

For example, re-packing corporate records can help weave a narrative to promote a brand, enhance corporate social responsibility outreach programs, improve employee loyalty, enhance diversity, equality and inclusion training, and highlight environment, social and governance initiatives.

Businesses to Assist NHS Test and Trace Efforts

Hunton Privacy

Notably, the Prime Minister stated that businesses will be asked to assist in the government’s efforts to employ contact tracing of infected individuals. The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on June 23, 2020, that restrictions relating to COVID-19 would be eased as of July 4.

80% of organisations affected by cyber security skills gap

IT Governance

The education sector (87.1%) is the most affected, followed by telecommunications and technology (85.1%), manufacturing (81.5%) and finance (81.4%). It adds: “It will be important, if not essential, to consider the relevant educational foundations, training and professional development opportunities that support the breadth of people with potential to enter the field in order to fill the worker shortage.”.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2021 – 2.3 billion records breached

IT Governance

billion records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. The cyber security industry was rocked in February after a ransomware attack against the Cloud service provider Accellion.

2020 Census Outreach Runs Counter to Cybersecurity Best Practices

Adam Levin

In addition to a skewed Electoral College, an undercount could decrease federal funding for crucial programs, potentially harming Medicaid, food stamps, public education as well as the quality and availability of healthcare.

GUEST ESSAY: The story behind how DataTribe is helping to seed ‘Cybersecurity Valley’ in Maryland

The Last Watchdog

Related: Port Covington cyber hub project gets underway That’s because Maryland is home to more than 40 government agencies with extensive cyber programs, including the National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Defense Information Systems Agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, USCYBERCOM, NASA and the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center. There’s oil in the state of Maryland – “cyber oil.”

ADAPTURE, Acer, Black Box, and Ergotron Partner to Sponsor Nonprofit Cxmmunity E-Sports Competition for HBCU Students


Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security.

MY TAKE: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs provide career paths to high-schoolers, underutilized adults

The Last Watchdog

Today Merit supplies IT infrastructure to schools, universities, government and other entities across the state. Ford and for its giant furniture manufacturing companies. They’d come into our hub to get educated and attain excellent cybersecurity skills, including leadership development programs.

Podcast Episode 112: what it takes to be a top bug hunter

The Security Ledger

Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security. . The bill would make that state the first in the nation to pass legislation to govern security of the Internet of Things. Part of the reason is the complexity of IoT ecosystems, which involve device manufacturers, software publishers, platform providers like Google and Microsoft as well as regulators and consumers.

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Critical flaws affect Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Center

Security Affairs

The security researchers Satnam Narang of Tenable reported that tens of thousands of installs are exposed online, the IT ticketing application is widely adopted in several sectors including the healthcare, government, education and manufacturing industry. Atlassian released security updates for Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Center to address a critical flaw that can lead to information disclosure.

Are We Prepared for the Rise of Automation?


A great proportion of the six million US manufacturing jobs that have disappeared over the last few decades were lost as a direct result of automation’s slow absorption of physical labor and factory work. Robots are to blame for up to 670,000 lost manufacturing jobs between 1990 and 2007, [the paper] concluded, and that number will rise because industrial robots are expected to quadruple.” According to the MIT Technology Review, the US government spends an abysmal.1%

The Crowley Company Mourns the Death of Christopher William Crowley

Document Imaging Report

represented manufacturers of hardware and software in the photographic, graphic arts and micrographic industries. At the time, the client base was primarily local, state and federal government entities. Basingstoke, United Kingdom) in 2011, Chris added manufacturing divisions to the company, as well as an international footprint. Frederick, Md., San Dimas, Ca.,