Why in Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs to be better prepared for cyber attacks

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This year’s Hannover Messe, a leading international trade fair for industrial technology, has once again demonstrated that the idea of ‘smart’ factories is no longer a futuristic vision but concrete reality.

Automation engineers and manufacturing businesses were shown fully developed ‘industry 4.0’ techniques to take the next step on the road to the fully digitised, intelligent manufacturing plant. New developments ranged from mobile ultrasound measuring...

By Mirko Brandner, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Lizard Squad's IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

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Lizard Squad, a hacking group which gained notoriety for attacks on console gaming networks, has launched a massive DDoS attack using its LizardStresser botnet. 

The LizardStressor botnet is responsible for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on banks, telcos and government agencies in Brazil and three large US...

By Ryan Daws, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Majority of enterprises struggling to secure IoT devices on their network

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The U.S. Department of Commerce recently cited findings that held that 200 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, with the economic impact of such technology expected to be in the trillions by 2025. However, a major concern remains that a majority of enterprises do not possess sufficient know-how on securing IoT devices on their network, according to a survey commissioned by ForeScout Technologies.

The finding highlights the lack of visibility on the enterprise network....

By IoT News, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Senrio’s IoT cybersecurity platform comes out of stealth with first round of funding

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Portland-based Internet of Things cybersecurity provider Senrio has officially emerged from stealth to launch a platform which provides defence in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and retail environments.

Stephen A. Ridley, CEO and founder of Senrio, is a veteran with regard to vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support of the U.S. Defense and Intelligence community. He then decided to use his experience towards the development of a holistic solution to deal with...

By IoT News, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Research: Gartner predicts spending on IoT security will reach $348m this year

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Analyst powerhouse Gartner has predicted that global spending on IoT security will reach $348 million this year, up almost 24 percent from the $281 million spent last year. Furthermore, the firm believes spend will reach $434 million in 2017 and $547 million in 2018. 

This momentum is set to continue, and...

By Ryan Daws, 26 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Three in five mobile users are worried about IoT, argues MEF

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A new Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) report has highlighted major concerns among mobile users about a world of connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, finding three in five (60%) are worried.

The MEF report surveyed over 5,000 mobile users in South Africa, India, China, Germany, France, Brazil, US and UK, supported by AVG Technologies. Concerns about the perceived threats and risks are high despite consumers clearly seeing tangible benefits in IoT, the report argues, with just one...

By IoT News, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why device management presents a risk to IoT adoption at scale

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IoT firm DevicePilot has said that managing internet-enabled devices is a major challenge for the success of the Internet of Things.

The company presented the results of its survey of 50 companies planning IoT application deployments at various scales across different industry sectors, including smart homes and cities, elderly care/wellness, industrial monitoring, retail and public services, refrigeration and energy management.

According to the survey, 'risk to growth' was...

By IoT News, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Securing IoT: Taking the pulse of the network

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Manufacturers and developers from a diverse range of industries are already developing and integrating IoT devices into their products, and in the process are creating new and compelling services and business models. From connected cars and smart homes, to connected ‘wearables’ such as Fitbit and Jawbone, the IoT has already established itself.

As increasingly...

By John English, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

More IoT device security woes in latest Bitdefender research

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New research shows that the move to smart homes is actually putting householders at risk of privacy theft after the discovery that a number of commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) consumer devices are vulnerable to cyber attack.

The study, by security provider Bitdefender, showed that four products – the LIFX Bulb, MUZO Cobblestone audio receiver, LinkHub and WeMo switch were all susceptible to breaches.

How each device connected to the Internet and the cloud, as well as the...

By IoT News, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.