Exec warns of further security risks as IoT usage rises

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The expected growth in the IoT market will increase security risks and make organisations and people more vulnerable to hackers, according to Dave Worrall, the CTO of Secure Cloudlink.

Worrall feels that passwords should not be used as a means for authentication as they are outdated and will not be able to cope with the rise of IoT. According to a recent research, the IoT market is expected to increase from $598.2 billion in 2015 to $724.2 billion by 2023. With the rise of IoT come...

By IoT News, 26 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Study reveals 80 percent of IoT apps left unsecured

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A study conducted by the Ponemon Institute has revealed 80 percent of IoT apps have security vulnerabilities that are putting consumers and organisations at risk. 

While the scale of vulnerabilities is concerning, more so is the apparent lack of care about securing apps from the start. 55 percent of the 593 IT security practitioners surveyed claim there is "a lack of quality assurance and testing procedures for IoT...

By Ryan Daws, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Krebs Security believes it's found Mirai's creator

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Mirai wrecked havoc over the past year as it hijacked thousands of unsecured IoT devices to carry out DDoS attacks on a scale unlike ever before. One record-breaking Mirai attack was on KrebsOnSecurity's website, and now the site's leading security researcher believes he's found the botnet's creator. 

Brian Krebs was determined to find Mirai's creator after his site was...

By Ryan Daws, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

IoT and mobile app attack fears on the rise, new research argues

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The fears over a security attack against mobile and IoT apps in the workplace continues to rise, according to new research.

The study, from Ponemon Institute, IBM Security, and Arxan Technologies, argues that, of the almost 600 survey respondents, 60% are aware that their organisation has suffered a security incident through an insecure mobile app. Of that number, 11% of overall respondents know with ‘certainty’, 15% opted for ‘most likely’ and 34% went with...

By James Bourne, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Security.

Does the IoT have the potential to break the internet?

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In 2016 we saw a limited number of IoT-related botnet attacks; but those that did carry out their plans were large enough to make everyone sit back for a moment and contemplate the impact millions of connected devices could have on the internet as a whole.

DDoS hits scale

First there was the attack on the site of IT security journalist, Brian Krebs. In a simple, yet ingenious move, the attacker mobilized hundreds of connected devices, mostly security cameras, and used each one to make a request...

By Alex Vilner, 16 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Kudelski Group launches IoT security centre of excellence

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The Kudelski Group, a digital security provider, has launched its Internet of Things Security Centre of Excellence to help and guide companies to secure their IoT innovations during a product’s lifecycle.

The centre will provide services that not only include hardware and software evaluations and assessments, but also recommendation and implementation of effective design and control frameworks, countermeasures to reduce risks, protect investments and legal advice.

The Kudelski...

By IoT News, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

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.

Rakos wants to be the next devastating IoT botnet

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You've likely heard of or even been affected by Mirai, the botnet of IoT devices responsible for a record-breaking DDoS attack which disrupted large services including Twitter, Spotify, and PlayStation Network back in October. A new malware named Rakos could be about to steal Mirai's crown, or at least pose another large...

By Ryan Daws, 21 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 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.