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The Internet of Things

New Vulnerabilities In Verizon Routers Expose Millions Of Consumers, According To Tenable Research.

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that its research team has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway routers. If exploited, the vulnerabilities would give an attacker complete control over the router and visibility into everything connected to it. Millions of these devices are currently in use in U.S. homes. The rise of the smart home has turned the humble router into a top target for cybercriminals. These latest vulnerabilities discovered by...

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nCipher: New Digital Initiatives, IoT And Cloud Adoption Driving The Use Of Trusted Cryptography Revealed By 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study.

nCipher Security, the provider of trust, integrity and control for business critical information and applications, announces that as organizations embrace the cloud and new digital initiatives such as the internet of things (IoT), blockchain and digital payments the use of trusted cryptography to protect their applications and sensitive information is at an all-time high, according to the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study from the Ponemon Institute. With corporate data breaches making the headlines on an...

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GlobalPlatform And The Trusted Platform Association Collaborate On Trusted IoT.

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Trusted Platform Association, an organization which brings together Russian cybersecurity companies to create a collaborative internet of things (IoT) ecosystem that meets diverse market needs with flexible security. The joint work initiative will focus on aligning GlobalPlatform’s specifications, which standardize the secure management of digital services and devices, with existing Russian requirements and regulations. This harmonization of...

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The Biometric Smart Card: Connecting The Digitally Excluded.

By Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals to access and use information and communication technologies (ICT). Even in today’s hyper-connected and technologically advanced world, there are still those who struggle to access basic IT and are being excluded as a result. In fact, according to recent research, 11.5m people in the UK lack the basic digital skills they need to use the internet effectively. And 4.8m people never...

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Adrian Taylor

By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. While correlation does not equal causation, in this case I believe that the two are connected. There is indeed evidence to show that IoT devices are a common...

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New IoT Vulnerabilities Illustrate Risks Of Connected Devices.

McAfee researchers have uncovered two new vulnerabilities within connected devices that allow hackers access to the personal lives of consumers. A vulnerability within BoxLock smart padlock enables hackers to unlock the device within a few seconds, and a vulnerability within the Mr. Coffee brand coffee maker with Wemo grants hackers access to home networks. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and smart devices gain popularity, McAfee warns consumers and businesses alike that cybercriminals will...

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Two Out Of Five Digital Households Worldwide At Cyber Risk, Avast Reveals.

Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in digital security products, today announced that two out of five digital households are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Avast Smart Home Report 2019 contains insights from over 16 million smart home networks, revealing that 40.3% of homes worldwide have more than five smart devices connected, and 40.8% of these digital homes worldwide contain at least one vulnerable connected device. This illustrates how many homes are at risk from Internet...

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Kaspersky Lab Joins Forces With Industry Leaders To Deliver Actionable Technical Guidance For Multiple IoT Stakeholders.

In collaboration with other members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Kaspersky Lab experts have formulated the Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner’s Guide. This helps IoT operators define the level of security maturity they need to achieve based on their security goals and objectives, as well their appetite for risk. The SMM builds on concepts identified in the IIC Industrial Internet Security Framework published in 2016. The SMM is the first of its kind, discussing...

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2.8M UK businesses Vulnerable To IoT And OT Cyber-Attacks.

Half (49%) of the UK's 5.7m businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber-attacks by having unknown devices on their network, new research from Forescout has revealed today. This marks a significant increase of 2%, or 110,000, of businesses since April 2018. The survey conducted by Censuswide found that 85% of CIOs and IT decision makers understand that a lack of visibility and control of the devices on their network poses a real risk to their...

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Servers, Endpoints And Networks Under Control With Baramundi And Paessler.

baramundi software AG and Paessler AG have released a new interface as part of their partnership enabling the efficient connection of the Paessler PRTG Monitoring Software and the baramundi Management Suite. “In recent years, the number of endpoints to be managed in corporate networks has risen massively,” says baramundi CEO, Uwe Beikirch. “This trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. For administrators, this means a sharp increase in workload and complexity. You need...

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