Cloudflare goes into Orbit with ‘private network for IoT devices’ launch

Internet security services provider Cloudflare has announced the launch of Orbit, a product which aims to solve the problems of Internet of Things (IoT) security by filtering traffic through the San Francisco-based vendor first.

The company argues a new model for security is needed with ever-increasing numbers of connected devices. “PC security does not work for IoT,” the company notes in a blog post. “Consumers do not share that similar understanding that...

By James Bourne, 02 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Standards.

Siemens’ Mentor becomes Microsoft Azure certified for the Internet of Things

Siemens-owned Mentor, which aims to provide the embedded systems industry’s broadest portfolio of solutions for the industrial market, has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) to help customers get IoT solutions functioning quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms,...

By IoT News, 27 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

WISeKey discloses new public key infrastructure framework ‘tailored for the IoT’

Security and authentication provider WISeKey has launched WISeKeyIoT, a global scalable framework which offers digital public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates for connected devices.

The certificates are protected in certified tamper resistant silicon chips, as well as an outsourced or on-premises certificate management system, with device life cycle control functions and security enforcement entities. The digital PKI certificates can be signed by the publicly trusted root, owned by OISTE and operated by...

By IoT News, 26 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Editorial: IoT malware could save us from our devices

Following events in the past year, the narrative around IoT has shifted from excitement to concern about the digital and physical threat it poses. The creator of malware which bricks insecure devices is suspected to be a vigilante hacker who aims to save us from our machines.

BrickerBot, as the malware is known, searches for BusyBox-based Linux devices with exposed Telnet ports and proceeds to brute-force its way into the device. From there, BrickerBot corrupts the compromised device’s storage...

By Ryan Daws, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Nokia and University of Technology Sydney to develop IoT-based business applications

Nokia is joining the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)’ Rapido – a new rapid prototyping unit – with the communication giant collaborating on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.

After a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two, Nokia was announced to work on advanced engineering projects that support the development of future network services to address the specific technological challenges of service...

By IoT News, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security, Standards.

Why puny IoT security could kill sooner rather than later

Poorly secured Internet of Things(IoT) devices are already powering robust DDoS-for-hire services, but the real threat is yet to come.

Puny IoT security will kill and some experts predict it will happen this year. Internet-connected devices are now incorporated into every aspect of modern life, but as security continues to lag behind, this technology could soon become...

By Alex Bennett, 10 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Amnesia is yet another IoT botnet – targets global DVRs

As expected, yet another IoT botnet has reared its ugly head. Discovered by Palo Alto Networks’ specialist Unit 42 security researchers, the new variant of the ‘Tsunami’ IoT/Linux botnet exploits an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices that was publicly disclosed over a year ago.

The affected DVRs are made by TVT Digital but branded and distributed by over 70 vendors around the world. Palo Alto Networks estimates the vulnerability affects approximately...

By Ryan Daws, 07 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Homes.

Microsoft aims to secure low-cost IoT devices with Project Sopris

Microsoft hopes its Project Sopris initiative will help to secure low-cost IoT devices which have proven to have inherent weaknesses.

Sopris is the name Microsoft has given to an initiative which targets microcontrollers as they represent “a class of device particularly ill-prepared for the security challenges of internet connectivity.”

Tens of billions of devices use microcontrollers and each poses a potential threat to security and privacy. We’ve already seen...

By Ryan Daws, 06 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Darktrace’s AI is designed to prevent the next Snowden – and it’s already caught its first victim

Darktrace Antigena is an AI which aims to automate the fight against hacking from both external and internal threats, and it’s already caught its first victim.

As Google’s ongoing lawsuit against former employee Anthony Levandowski shows, protecting corporate secrets from leaking could prevent a big headache. By detecting odd behaviour, Darktrace...

By Ryan Daws, 05 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Why IoT devices are powering affordable ‘DDoS-for-hire’ services

Opinion For as long as there has been cyber crime, there have been illegal exploit kits for sale.

Sure, these vary from the elementary to the advanced, but the malicious tools needed to commit cyber crime, theft, hacktivism or participate in run-of-the-mill online havoc are only a click away.

But the raw power, scale and sophistication for sale via those clicks is growing at unprecedented rates. The catalyst for this momentum is, yet again, unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is known as the 

By Duncan Hughes, 30 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.