IoT Security Foundation announces compliance framework

(c)iStock.com/PonyWang

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 News, 06 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Altair Semiconductor partners with Check Point for IoT security

(c)iStock.com/Huchen Lu

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

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

(c)iStock.com/stock_colors

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 News, 15 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IoT security and how to reduce the risk of another Dyn DDoS attack

(c)iStock.com/PonyWang

In the media, the blame for the recent DDoS attack on Dyn has been firmly placed on IoT devices and as a supplier of connectivity to IoT and M2M devices, we are keen to share advice on how devices should be secured.

The following methods and tactics have been developed from our experience and if used, should prevent the IoT devices from becoming infected with the Mirai malware.

Beyond the altruism of protecting others (and yourself) from potential DDoS attacks, securing your device and...

By Paul Marshall, 03 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Security firm Rapid7 expands strategic consulting and security testing offerings to secure IoT

(c)iStock.com/RyanKing999

US-based Internet security company Rapid7 has expanded its strategic consulting and security testing offerings to help organisations securely develop and deploy IoT devices.

As part of the IoT practice, Rapid7 will offer strategic guidance, threat modelling, device design consulting and incident response across consumer, enterprise, industrial, medical, and transportation devices

For strategic guidance, Rapid7 will offer a specialist consultancy that will help develop IoT...

By IoT News, 03 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Eurosmart calls for European cybersecurity enforcement framework

(c)iStock.com/caracterdesign

Brussels-based international digital security association Eurosmart is asking for a European cybersecurity enforcement framework, along with the promotion of a European Internet of Things (IoT) trust label and security certification. The organisation advocates a cybersecurity trust label or security certificate for every IoT provider that not only covers data, but also the network used by IoT providers.

Eurosmart has also established a new body called the ‘IoT Security...

By IoT News, 02 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Why the IoT is neither ‘new’ nor ‘revolutionary’ – and why data security is the highest priority

(c)iStock.com/serkorkin

Jim Hunter, chief scientist at Greenwave Systems, has told delegates at the recent Broadband World Forum that protection of consumer and security of data should be taken seriously and should be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The presentation, titled “The Internet of Things about you: Evolving from data to content and what you can do”, advised the audience that the IoT is all about personal data, as the real opportunity is in...

By IoT News, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.