IoT devices are already being used in hospitals, and any tampering with them — such as imaging nurse call systems, infusion pumps and patient monitors — can cost human lives. Andy Norton of Lastline illustrates that, given their vulnerabilities and the ease with which bad actors can take advantage of them, it’s clear that not enough is being done to secure IoT devices.
For midsize companies, the best practices outlined in the “First 5 CIS Controls” provide a solid foundation for securing their IT environments and reducing their level of exposure to the vast majority of security threats. Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of Portnox, discusses how NAC provides coverage for these controls.
Too often, companies' security strategies revolve around minimizing reputational damage and achieving compliance. Javvad Malik, an award-winning information security consultant and security advocate at AlienVault, suggests that businesses need to take a more granular approach to focus on protecting employee and customer data instead.
Despite the common belief that mainframes are secure fortresses of data, it's much easier than businesses might think to access the mainframe by hacking an employee's mobile phone or other connected smart device. Ray Overby, President of Key Resources, Inc., lays out two new ways that cybercriminals can get into corporate networks through a personal IoT device.
Until manufacturers of IoT devices incorporate strong security into their products, the only reliable way to keep devices from compromising an enterprise is to use network topology to prevent attackers from interacting with such devices. Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, co-founder and CEO of RiskSense, looks at the top IoT security risks facing enterprises.
If signed by Governor Brown on September 30th, California’s "SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices” bill – the first to establish regulation around IoT – will require connected devices sold or offered for sale in California to have “reasonable security features appropriate to the nature of the device”. Although the bill is a good start, Aaron Guzman, Head of Automotive & IoT at Aon, outlines what an even better approach might be.
One might never think that Cisco would be involved with wearable tech, never mind breast cancer – but a movie? The film tells the story of a startup that seeks to bring a medical product to market - a product that is connected to the Internet and driven by big data.
The Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a wealth of value as we look to make our digital lives more automated, streamlined, and easier. Unfortunately, with this value comes risk; risk that manifests itself not just in our personal lives, but in our professional business lives and in the industries and industrial settings that make it all possible. This article will cover the cybersecurity threats posed by data integrity in the era of IoT – particularly as it pertains to enterprise organizations and the industrial sector – and what organizations can do to mitigate the threats.
Connected car technology has been around at least since the mid-1990s, when GM’s OnStar system debuted in 1996. Today, most people think of the connected car as one that is connected to the Internet or some external service for information and entertainment, navigation, and, increasingly, safety. What does this connectivity do to the way we use these vehicles - what is its impact on our our security, our safety?
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.
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 it comes to the Internet of Things, it’s easy to identify the breadth and depth of the potential value of these connected things. It’s not so easy identifying the threats, risks, and related management solutions. Expert Chuck Brooks gives us his view into how to get a handle on these challenges.
Of the top disruptive technologies that will benefit from quantum computing, self-driving cars look most imminent as a commercial prospect. But how does this impact the hackability of these vehicles? Scott Totzke explains in his latest ITSPmagazine Experts Corner.
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.
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?
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, everything was shiny, new, and exciting - but security certainly took a back seat to the autonomous vehicles ... and everything else connected to the Internet.
We are now in the wake of two of the biggest and most catastrophic Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that we have seen yet. As we have observed, the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to pose a real threat to our information security.
We’ve heard about cyberattacks against critical infrastructure sites and systems including dams (Bowman Avenue Dam in NY), railroads, electrical grids (Israel, US, Ukraine), and even nuclear power plants (Germany). But it doesn't stop there. And it may not even begin there.
The IoT will reach into virtually every industry—it’s already having a large impact on sectors such as industrial manufacturing, automotive, utilities and municipal governments—and affect many aspects of everyday life. It's like the wild-wild West all over again. Who will win this shoot-out?
In earlier posts, we brought you details of the Mobility Briefings and Microsoft Briefings taking place at this year’s hacker gathering. Well now it’s time to turn our attention to the IoT (Internet of Things); these sessions will surely not disappoint.
The potential of the IoT for both the public and private sector is undeniable; however companies and agencies need to develop plans and prepare their workers for its implications in order to harness the value of the technology.
Expert Chuck Brooks explores the world where your alarm clock notifies your coffee maker to start brewing when you wake up; or your car is communicating with other cars on the road.
Over the past several years, we’ve been hearing more about companies that want to expose their environments through open APIs, integration with hybrid cloud technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As a response to this trend, your business is going to demand more from you during this time of digital transformation.
Expert Demetrios "Laz" Lazarikos socializes several ideas to assist you with your IT and Information Security decisions moving forward.
The 2015 edition of the ISSA International Conference in Chicago brought together some of the top minds in technology and security. The conference team packed the agenda with tremendous content and ran the event flawlessly. Still, two days was not enough (it never is) to cover everything we face in this crazy world of cybersecurity.