Internet of Things

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Adding data to toothbrushes, MRI machines

From toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment, Philips is offering its consumer and business customers access to more data through Internet of Things-type sensors.

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Bruce Schneier: Public-service technologists are needed to tame the IoT

The internet of things needs to be regulated and soon before it becomes even more of a tool to facilitate cyberattacks, and that means coming up with civic-minded technologists to help formulate government policies, security expert...

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CISOs need to keep up with the hyper pace of security

Innovations are causing a seismic shift in how we consider information security, pushing the protection of consumer payments beyond the traditional role of finance and/or IT departments to design and manufacturing of everyday products...

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RSA: Watch out for a new weapon - your own data

As tens of thousands of the world’s top security pros gather at RSA Conference 2017 they are being called upon to watch out for a new threat: their own data.

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IoT botnet bogs down college campus network

Senior members of the unnamed university’s help desk had been receiving an increasing number of complaints from students across campus about slow or inaccessible network connectivity. With Verizon's help, they tracked down the botnet...

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Expert: Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Cybercriminals acting on behalf of national governments and nation-backed espionage agents carrying out cybercrimes for cash on the side is the future of security threats facing corporations and governments, says the former top U.S....

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Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

If security executives thought they had a lot to handle with the growth of mobile devices and the expanding digital enterprise, the emergence of connected products, corporate assets, vehicles and other “things” is taking security...

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Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the widely held belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

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Can the FTC save the IoT?

Enormous amounts of effort, time and money haven’t made much of a dent in the insecurity of the Internet of Things. So, what about making more use of the old-fashioned lawsuit? The Federal Trade Commission is having some impact with...

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AT&T, IBM, Nokia join to make IoT systems safer

Some big players in security and the internet of things, including AT&T and Nokia, are joining forces to solve problems that they say make IoT vulnerable in many areas.

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RSA Innovation Sandbox winners: One year later

With the annual RSA security conference just around the corner, we decided to touch base with the 10 companies selected as finalists in last year’s Innovation Sandbox competition and see how they’re making out.

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RSA 2017: The Internet of Things security threat

RSA Conference 2017 will take on the threat posed by the internet of things, something that was demonstrated last fall by the DDoS attacks that took down Dyn data centers and many of the high-profile Websites it supports.

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Anyone want a pair of network-connected jeans?

The IoT gold rush is on and companies are rushing to get their share of the action. These devices seem to be everywhere. Some are useful, some can have unexpected side effects and some are just plain silly. Let's take a look at some...

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How to wake the enterprise from IoT security nightmares

Solutions present and future for IoT security scares that keep you up at night.

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Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail

Intel says it plans to invest more than $100 million in the retail industry over the next five years.

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John McAfee’s 3 major cybersecurity predictions for 2017

Cybersecurity luminary John McAfee says IoT DDoS attacks will cause even more harm this year.

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FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on D-Link for selling wireless routers and internet cameras that can easily be hacked, the U.S. regulator claimed on Thursday.

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Can government really fix the IoT mess?

The Internet of Things is an ever-expanding attack surface. And a growing number of experts note that the market has failed to address that problem. They are now saying it will take government intervention.

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