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: Connected Cars, 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 Ilan Reingold, 09 December 2016, 1 comment. 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 15 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

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

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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

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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.