Internet of Things

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Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise...

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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DDoS attack takes down Krebs site

Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top DDoS protection services.

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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Medical devices: Many benefits, but many insecurities

Security weaknesses in connected medical devices will not be resolved for a long time, a panel of experts at the recent Security of Things Forum said. But in the interim, security could be drastically improved just by eliminating...

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Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to...

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Industrial IoT is inching toward a consensus on security

The Industrial Internet Consortium, a group that includes some of the biggest players in the internet of things, took action on Monday to clear the air around industrial IoT security. It rolled out the Industrial Internet Security...

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IoT and your digital supply chain

“Money, it's a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash”, Pink Floyd is always near and dear to my heart. No doubt the theme song to a lot of producers of devices that fall into the category of Internet of Things or...

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Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 IoT devices at DEF CON

Hackers found and disclosed 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 IoT devices from 21 manufacturers during during the IoT Village at DEF CON.

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Thousands of Seagate NAS boxes host cryptocurrency mining malware

Thousands of publicly accessible FTP servers, including many Seagate network-attached storage devices, are being used by criminals to malware that mines cryptocurrency.

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Emerging technologies are poking holes in security

Accelerated change challenges change management, security DevOps and emerging technologies that enable business innovation and opportunities demand fast, frequent change from the enterprise. The speed and regularity as well as the...

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Woe is IT, the pain of risk management

Getting humans to evolve as quickly as technology is a real challenge

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Stealthy, tricky to remove rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

Security researchers have identified a new family of Linux rootkits that despite running from user mode, can be hard to detect and remove.

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IoT sensors improve fishing and farming

A quick summary of three Internet of Things projects in the New Bedford (Mass.) area, in which sensors can help improve farming and fishing initiatives for the city and companies. Related story:...

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How blockchain will disrupt your business

There are still challenges to overcome, but blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready?

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Power analysis may help secure devices on the Internet of Things

Previously seen as a way to crack system security, power analysis has been enlisted as a new form of protection for information technology.

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One smart plug isn't so bright when it comes to security

Smart sockets that let you control an electrical plug over the Internet may sound cutting edge, but they can also be rife with security flaws.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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