More than a third of UK consumers do not know how to secure their connected devices

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A survey of over 6,000 UK residents by BullGuard has found that 72% of UK consumers would not know how to protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The report highlights the fact that the IoT is on the path to become ubiquitous and that consumers have serious security concerns with regard to connected devices, with over a quarter of consumers are planning to purchase IoT devices in the next 12 months.

The survey found that 34% of respondents had already been on the receiving end of a...

By IoT News, 18 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Study argues InfoSec workers not able to deal with IoT enterprise security concerns

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Good news and bad news: information security professionals are becoming more aware of the risks presented by the proliferation of endpoints through the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are struggling to prepare to address the growing threat.

That is the verdict from a new piece of research from Pwnie Express. In a report entitled ‘The Internet of Evil Things’, which polled more than 400 global IT security professionals, the researchers argued Coolpad devices were the...

By IoT News, 14 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Gartner highlights top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018

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The latest research note from analyst house Gartner has zeroed in on 10 IoT technologies that will play a key role in an organisation’s development, including low power networks, operating systems, and device management capabilities.

The full list of trends includes IoT security; IoT analytics; IoT device management; low-power, short-range IoT networks; low-power, wide-area networks; IoT processors; IoT operating systems; Event stream processing; IoT platforms; and IoT standards...

By IoT News, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

#MWC16: F-Secure's router brings Sense to IoT security

With all your IoT devices transmitting sensitive data – you want to ensure it's secure. You would hope security is a priority to manufacturers of the devices you purchase, but even those with the best intentions can leave a hole open to exploit from ever-capable hackers. 

F-Secure has long been a trusted guardian of your technology, and many people will have used their desktop and mobile solutions to help ensure malicious activity is blocked. The company is bringing their security expertise...

By Ryan Daws, 23 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Review: Welcome home Netatmo

Netatmo’s security camera, Welcome, is getting better with age. Last month, the Welcome received an update with improved facial recognition, smoke alarm detection, and personal FTP storage. The update has prompted us to give the device a proper test, and see how it's getting on in the increasingly crowded market. 

"Welcome is a game changer, making smart homes even smarter," claims Fred Potter, Founder and CEO at Netatmo. "It is the most...

By Ryan Daws, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

IoT security: How device manufacturers and security providers need to gain user trust

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The conversations around security and the Internet of Things (IoT) will not go away any time soon - but if the fears are put off for much longer, it could be too late. A report issued last month by Telefonica argued this very case; the cyber security industry lags behind the proliferation of IoT devices, and the effects are potentially catastrophic.

So what needs to be done in the meantime? Axel Hansmann, VP portfolio and strategy for Gemalto’s M2M business, argues device...

By James Bourne, 11 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IoT devices may be used to spy on you, claims US intelligence chief

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Little is a surprise when it comes to government surveillance, but it seems there are simply no boundaries as to how or when citizens' privacy can be invaded. It was only a matter of time, but the US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has said that security agencies may snoop on citizens using Internet of Things devices. 

Connected devices often have a range...

By Ryan Daws, 10 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Security guidelines for the IoT published by GSMA

The GSMA, an official body which represents telecom companies, has published guidelines today which aim to ensure the secure deployment of IoT services and devices. Developed in consultation with the mobile industry, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’ will help to boost growth of this exciting sector. 

“As billions of devices become connected in the Internet of Things, offering innovative and interconnected new services, the possibility of potential vulnerabilities...

By Ryan Daws, 09 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security, Standards.

Managing the Internet of Everything: Why failure is not an option

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From smart buildings to intelligent production lines, organisations are rapidly adopting Internet connected devices to improve performance, reduce costs and transform customer experience. However, many of these Internet of Everything (IoE) implementations remain outside the corporate network – creating serious security concerns and constraining decision making.

Today there is a massive gap in expectation and language between IT and operational teams deploying IoE, not least that...

By John Pepper, 05 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Covata’s key as a service aims to sort out IoT security

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Security firm Covata has announced its ‘key as a service’ (KaaS) offering is to be initially deployed with Cisco as its partner.

The product aims to remove the inconvenience of encryption key and access policy management via patent pending techniques such as key fragmentation and GeoLoc. The solution will also provide protection against impending legal and regulatory challenges.

Cisco is set to deploy Covata’s new ‘Key-as-a-Service’ (KaaS) offering in a number...

By IoT News, 04 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.