Does the IoT have the potential to break the internet?

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In 2016 we saw a limited number of IoT-related botnet attacks; but those that did carry out their plans were large enough to make everyone sit back for a moment and contemplate the impact millions of connected devices could have on the internet as a whole.

DDoS hits scale

First there was the attack on the site of IT security journalist, Brian Krebs. In a simple, yet ingenious move, the attacker mobilized hundreds of connected devices, mostly security cameras, and used each one to make a request...

By Alex Vilner, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Kudelski Group launches IoT security centre of excellence

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The Kudelski Group, a digital security provider, has launched its Internet of Things Security Centre of Excellence to help and guide companies to secure their IoT innovations during a product’s lifecycle.

The centre will provide services that not only include hardware and software evaluations and assessments, but also recommendation and implementation of effective design and control frameworks, countermeasures to reduce risks, protect investments and legal advice.

The Kudelski...

By IoT Tech, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why the automotive industry must take the wheel on software security

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Security is the new must-have car accessory. This doesn’t refer to door locks or car alarms, but rather software security. When you hear about software security you tend to think of computer software, not software in cars.

However, software is not new to vehicles. As the connected cars become more of a reality, manufacturers can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to software and app security, as evidenced by the hacking of the

By Jim Ivers, 04 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why there's no time like the present to talk about IoT security

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Opinion Hollywood has no shortage of over-the-top movies focused on hacking. Movies such as Live Free or Die Hard, in which criminal elements gain complete control of the United States via sophisticated hacking. However, as the Internet of Things increasingly connects our physical world to the digital world, these types of attacks can no longer be relegated to the realms of sensationalist fiction.

Serious damage can be done through even the most mundane devices, as seen in the recent...

By Eran Eshed, 09 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IoT Security Foundation announces compliance framework

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The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has announced the publication of its IoT security compliance framework.

The framework, published at its recent annual conference in London, is in line with IoTSF’s mission to improve the quality and prevalence of security in Internet of Things (IoT). Moreover, the IoTSF promotes the Supply Chain of Trust concept which inspires producers to adopt a duty of care for their own customers and towards the wider eco-system.

The framework...

By IoT Tech, 06 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Altair Semiconductor partners with Check Point for IoT security

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Altair Semiconductor has partnered with Check Point Software Technologies to co-develop a comprehensive security solution for IoT devices.

The partnership will allow routing traffic of Altair-enabled IoT devices through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud solution that will screen all the data, preventing any threats before they reach the devices. The enhanced security achieved through routing Altair’s 1160 CAT-1 chipsets through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud includes advanced...

By IoT Tech, 17 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Exec argues ‘strategic’ approach required for preventing IoT DDoS attacks

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Dennis Monner, the CEO of Germany-based cloud IT security provider Secucloud, argues that a ‘strategic’ approach needs to be taken for companies to avoid DDoS attacks in an Internet of Things (IoT) age.

Monner, making a statement following the Dyn DDoS attack in September, which counts as the biggest DDoS attack of all time, and a further attack in October which brought down sites including Twitter, Spotify and Netflix, argues that crimes are becoming more frequent and...

By IoT Tech, 15 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.