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July 12, 2017

Transatel pleads for new pillars of IoT security

On May 22nd 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) issued a position paper raising this very issue of IoT security. Together with major actors of the semiconductor industry (Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectonics), the agency warned of a “market failure” in IoT security so far: it’s important to act now.

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June 27, 2017

Now is the time for service providers to wake up to the DDoS threat

Service providers are faced with a great opportunity in the era of IoT, but with it comes great risk. It’s been a turbulent time for service providers in recent months, not least due to the rise in frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks which can completely knock out their networks.

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June 9, 2017

Open source security and the Internet of Things

Today’s consumer devices are becoming defined by their embedded technologies. Wireless locks for everything from doors to bicycles can be controlled from your smartphone, eliminating the frustration of lost keys and forgotten combinations.

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May 25, 2017

Secure IT: Profile of a White Hat hacker

Ever wondered who these ‘hush-hush’ people are that help to keep our networks safe? Here we talk to Lawrence Munro, director of SpiderLabs EMEA for Trustwave, about the role of the ‘White Hat hacker’.

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May 5, 2017

Industrial IoT: Walk before you can run

Successful IoT projects are security driven and focused on business needs, says Ben Boswell, UK & Ireland director of World Wide Technology.

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April 25, 2017

DDoS via the Internet of Things – the first wave of attacks?

In the last year, we’ve all heard of the Mirai malware, but did you know that Mirai is Japanese for ‘the future’? And that’s what I believe we are seeing: The future of cyber-attacks.

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April 24, 2017

Smart spies and how to secure the IoT future

Both Cisco and Ericsson forecast there will be approximately 50 billion connected devices in operation globally by 2020. Whatever the exact figure, we can predict one certainty: IoT will play an increasingly dominant role in our lives, redefining them as we know it.

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March 24, 2017

IoT lays out the welcome mat for hackers to hack our smart connected homes

Imagine waking up one morning to do the school run and realising that your whizzy, WiFi-enabled home has been hacked, and you can’t use your connected devices until you pay up a serious amount of bitcoins.

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March 1, 2017

The evolution of Mirai could spell trouble for Windows business and home users

The infamous Mirai malware is now capable of targeting Windows systems, according to researchers at an antivirus firm. The original version of the malware was discovered in August 2016 and was used by cybercriminals to create botnets of infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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February 17, 2017

Something fishy going on as university suffers IoT-vectored denial of service attack

An unnamed university has reported a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack stemming from its own Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These are said to have included connected vending machines and light bulbs.

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