How IoT Changes Security

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Steve Rog of ForeScout Technologies on Improving Security Hygiene The growth of IoT means traditional methods of security are inadequate, says Steve Rog of ForeScout Technologies, who calls for improvements in security hygiene

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P2P Weakness Exposes Millions of IoT Devices

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iLnkP2p is bundled with millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including security cameras and Webcams, baby monitors, smart doorbells, and digital video recorders. If the code stamped on your IoT device begins with one of these, it is vulnerable.

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IoT Security Regulation is on the Horizon


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2019 IoT Security Outlook

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DigiCert just conducted a global study of how organizations across sectors are approaching IoT security. What are some of the best practices of the organizations that emphasize securing connected devices? Mike Nelson of DigiCert shares the findings

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Countering Attacks That Leverage IoT

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Eddie Doyle of Checkpoint Software on Mitigation Strategies How are cybercrime syndicates launching attacks that leverage IoT devices? Eddie Doyle of Check Point Software Technologies offers insights on the latest attack strategies and how to counter them

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The Role of 'Prosilience' in IoT Security

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion of the role of "prosilience" in IoT security, plus the problem of overnotification under GDPR and the notion of "Spartacus as a Service

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2 Million IoT Devices Have P2P Software Flaw: Researcher

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Vulnerabilities Found in Security Cameras, Baby Monitors and More An independent security researcher is warning about a vulnerability in peer-to-peer software used in millions of IoT devices that could allow a hacker to eavesdrop on conversations or turn these items into a botnet

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D-Link Settles With FTC Over Alleged IoT Security Failures

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Federal Trade Commission, which alleged the IoT device developer left consumers vulnerable to hackers through inadequate security practices. The terms of the settlement may serve as a warning to IoT makers to get their security checks in order Proposed Settlement Requires D-Link to Bolster Security Program D-Link has reached a proposed settlement with the U.S.

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Extinguishing the IoT Insecurity Dumpster Fire


Or will legislation - such as the recent UK mandate announced this week - help boost IoT security? IoT Podcasts Privacy DDoS attack IoT security iot security solution P2P PKI uk iot regulation US IoT BillWill connected devices be insecure forever?

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Actionable Threat Intel in the IoT Era

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Vishak Raman of Cisco on Coping With the Expanding Attack Surface The advent of IoT devices and IT/operational technology integration have dramatically expanded the attack surface.

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Consumers Urged to Junk Insecure IoT Devices


A security researcher who disclosed flaws impacting 2 million IoT devices in April - and has yet to see a patch or even hear back from the manufacturers contacted - is sounding off on the dire state of IoT security.

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A hacker has taken over at least 29 IoT botnets

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Hacker “Subby” brute-forces the backends of 29 IoT botnets that were using weak or default credentials. A hacker that goes online with the moniker ‘Subby’ took over 29 IoT botnets in the past few week s with brute-force attacks.

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Future-Proofing for IoT Risks

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Robert Falzon of Check Point Software Technologies outlines IoT risks and how to prepare to mitigate them Check Point's Robert Falzon on Preparing for the Changes to Come The internet of things promises to change how enterprises operate - as well as the cybersecurity risks they will face.

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Cataloging IoT Vulnerabilities

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Recent articles about IoT vulnerabilities describe hacking of construction cranes , supermarket freezers , and electric scooters. hacking internetofthings vulnerabilities

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New Linux Worm Attacks IoT Devices

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Silex has 'bricked' more than 2,000 Linux-based IoT devices so far

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Congress Considers IoT Cybersecurity Legislation - Again

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Third Attempt at Setting Minimum Standards for Devices Government Uses The U.S.

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NIST Issues IoT Risk Guidelines

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A new report offers the first step toward understanding and managing IoT cybersecurity risks

RSA Conference 2019: Firms Continue to Fail at IoT Security


IoT is growing more popular in the home - and so too are the attacks that target these devices featuring valuable data, researchers said at RSA 2019. Hacks IoT Videos AEG smart scale iot hack IoT security Smart Home smart scale

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Mirai Groups Target Business IoT Devices

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More than 30% of Mirai attacks, and an increasing number of variants of the malicious malare, are going after enterprise IoT devices, raising the stakes for business

Japan’s government hacks citizens’ IoT devices

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Earlier this year, the Japanese government launched a campaign in which it hacked into citizens’ IoT (Internet of Things) devices to see how secure the technology is. You can understand Japan’s eagerness to address IoT security. Cyber Security IOT

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Securing IoT: Is It Feasible?

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consumers now own about 870 million IoT devices. In an interview, Al Pascual of Javelin Strategy & Research, discusses the challenges involved in securing the exploding IoT landscape

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Silex malware bricks thousands of IoT devices in a few hours

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Security experts warn of a new piece of the Silex malware that is bricking thousands of IoT devices, and the situation could rapidly go worse. Silex is not the first IoT malware with this behavior, back in 2017 BrickerBot bricked millions of devices worldwide.

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IoT Cybersecurity Bill Proposed to Congress

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Congress proposed a bill to improve the security of internet-enabled devices called the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019. The post IoT Cybersecurity Bill Proposed to Congress appeared first on Adam Levin.

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Experts Bemoan Shortcomings with IoT Security Bill


The infosec community say a recently approved IoT security bill is "nice," but doesn't hit on the important issues. IoT Vulnerabilities California Connected devices DDoS iot bill iot law iot password IoT security SB-327

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Authenticating in the Age of IoT

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Nok Nok Lab's Philip Dunkelberger on Why Traditional Authentication Won't Work With the advent of the internet of things, authentication needs to be far more scalable, says Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs

Linux Kernel Bug Knocks PCs, IoT Gadgets and More Offline


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2 Million IoT Devices Vulnerable to Complete Takeover


IoT Privacy Vulnerabilities "smart" doorbells attack baby monitor iLnkP2P IoT security P2P security camera video stream takeover vulnerabilityMillions of security cameras, baby monitors and "smart" doorbells are open to hijack - and no solution is currently available.

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New IoT Security Regulations

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While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­and the effects will soon be felt worldwide.

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Japan's IoT Security Strategy: Break Into Devices

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Nation to Allow Researchers to Brute-Force 200 Million Devices Japan plans to identity vulnerable internet of things devices the same way hackers do: by trying to log into them. The country wants to gauge its cybersecurity readiness for next year when it hosts the summer Olympics. If vulnerable devices are found, the plan is to notify device owners

5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019

Security Affairs

2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), massive attacks and various botnets hit smart devices, These are 5 IoT Security Predictions for 2019. 2018 was the year of the Internet of Things (IoT) – massive attacks and various botnets, a leap in regulation and standards, and increased adoption of IoT devices by consumers and enterprises, despite the existence of security and privacy concerns. IoT Attacks in 2018. Three IoT Attack Avenues for 2019.

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Outmaneuvering Threat Actors in the Age of Industrial IoT (IIoT)

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ISMG and Fortinet hosted a roundtable dinner in Atlanta on May 7 focused on "Outmaneuvering Threat Actors in the Age of Industrial IoT (IIoT)". Challenges in communication and gaining buy in from operational teams for security initiatives were explored, and Richard Peters, Director, Operational Technology Global Engagement, of Fortinet provided his insight on the event in this exclusive interview

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5G IoT: Literally a Matter of Life or Death


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IoT Devices: Reducing the Risks

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Attorney Steven Teppler, who recently wrote a report that addresses risks related to the internet of things, offers insights on risk management steps organizations in all sectors must take as IoT devices proliferate in the enterprise

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Podcast: Two Billion IoT Devices Still Vulnerable to BlueBorne Bug


Up to two billion devices are still vulnerable to the BlueBorne IoT attack - and may not ever get a patch. IoT Malware blueborne Bluetooth iot attack IoT security

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Hacking the Twinkly IoT Christmas lights

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Security researchers discovered some flaws in the Twinkly IoT lights that could be exploited display custom lighting effects and to remotely turn off them. The post Hacking the Twinkly IoT Christmas lights appeared first on Security Affairs.

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AWS FreeRTOS Bugs Allow Compromise of IoT Devices


The bugs let hackers crash IoT devices, leak their information, and completely take them over. IoT Vulnerabilities amazon AWS FreeRTOS IoT security vulnerabilities

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Hackers Take Over IoT Devices to ‘Click’ on Ads


A video interview and Q&A with IoT specialist Dan Demeter of Kaspersky Lab. Featured IoT Security Analyst Summit Videos Vulnerabilities Web Security ad fraud Dan Demeter DDoS Internet of things iot trends Kaspersky Lab Q&A SAS 2019 video

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Crypto Agility: Its Importance to IoT

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Ted Shorter of CSS on the Need to Update Cryptographic Keys What is crypto agility, and why is it so important to IoT? Ted Shorter of Certified Security Solutions offers an explanation

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Japan Authorizes IoT Hacking

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A new campaign will see government employees hacking into personal IoT devices to identify those at highest security risk

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FreeRTOS flaws expose millions of IoT devices to cyber attacks

Security Affairs

The researcher Ori Karliner and his team analyzed some of the most popular operating systems in the IoT market, including the FreeRTOS. FreeRTOS is an open-source operating system that runs on most of the small microprocessors and microcontrollers in IoT devices.

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