The Internet of Things

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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IoT And DDoS Attacks: A Match Made In Heaven.

Written by Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks 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...

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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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DigiCert And Utimaco Work On Securing The Future Of IoT From Quantum Computing Threats Through Collaboration With Microsoft.

Today, DigiCert, Inc., the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions; Utimaco, one of the world’s top three Hardware Security Module providers; and Microsoft Research, a leader in quantum-safe cryptography, announced a successful test implementation of the “Picnic” algorithm, with digital certificates used to encrypt, authenticate and provide integrity for connected devices commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). This proof of concept provides a path toward a full solution, currently...

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PewDiePie IoT Hack – Time For Manufacturers To Take Action.

In November 2018, two teenage fans of YouTube star, PewDiePie, carried out the hack of over 100,000 printers, in a bid to promote their social media hero and to highlight the vulnerability of IoT devices. Today, the BBC shared an anonymous interview with the hackers, who reveal how and why they carried out the attack. This situation has grabbed media headlines around the world but is far from unique in the security industry. It does,...

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Threat Spotlight: IoT Application Vulnerabilities Leave IOT Devices Open To Attack.

IoT devices were popular gifts again this holiday season. An acronym for Internet of Things, IoT is more than a buzzword. The trend represents a huge shift in how products are made and used, as network connectivity is added to products that were not previously intended to have this functionality. So, your refrigerator that sends you a text message when you're out of milk: IoT. Your thermostat that provides usage graphs on your phone: yep,...

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