The Mirai malware has become particularly notorious for recruiting IoT devices to form botnets that have launched some of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever recorded. This new Experts Corner from Robert Hamilton tracks the evolution of the Mirai botnet.
I just received a review sample of a toy that is—and this is not a word I use lightly—awesome. It's the Cozmo, a small robot that is just amazing. Isn't that adorable? But, what's the catch?
These days, every report on the Internet of Things (IoT) reminds us that we are continuing to increase our connectivity to the Internet through everyday appliances, sensors, and wearables, despite rampant security risks. In this new Experts Corner, Scott Totzke looks at how already-vulnerable technologies are left wide open.
When technology evolves faster than our ability to make sure there's a viable level of safety, how do we educate businesses and the layperson on best practices for IoT security? In this part 2 InfoSec Life article, Phil Agcaoili, CISO, shares his views on the need to raise InfoSec awareness in society while striving for (and embracing) diversity in cybersecurity.
IoT security is certainly a challenging landscape. It was difficult enough to secure a select few smartphone operating systems like IOS and Android, but IoT is a whole new world with an unlimited number of non-standard device operating systems. Michael Lynch explores this world and the future it holds for the IoT device manufacturers.
Before rushing headlong into the Internet of Things, it's good to know what happens to the data that all those connected devices collect--and how to protect it.
After years of discussion, expectation and experimental products, it looks like the smart home is finally having its moment - particularly with popular adoption of devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo. Of course, these convenient and exciting devices are still new, and that means there are still bugs to work out. Where does this leave us?
As 2016 comes to close, we are faced with many questions about what to expect in the coming year. Will malware ridden homes become the norm? Will mobile payments continue to mature and find their place in major organizations? Will we see physical injuries as a result of digital attacks? Mandeep Khera of Arxan shares his predictions with ITSPmagazine.