Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson is Senior U.S. Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Consumers are wary of smart homes that know too much

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

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.

FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.

How to make home IoT more secure: Assume the worst

How to make home IoT more secure: Assume the worst

A report by the internet advisory group BITAG on Tuesday identified common security problems in home IoT products and recommended steps vendors should take from now on.

IoT gear will need better security to win a Z-Wave badge

IoT gear will need better security to win a Z-Wave badge

Tighter security will soon be mandatory for IoT devices that use the popular Z-Wave wireless protocol. Starting next April, the Z-Wave Alliance will require all products to include its S2 (Security 2) framework before they can be...

Cisco says it'll make IoT safe because it owns the network

Cisco says it'll make IoT safe because it owns the network

Cisco Systems is making a play for the fundamental process of putting IoT devices online, promising greater ease of use and security as enterprises prepare to deploy potentially millions of connected objects.

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

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...

Industrial IoT is inching toward a consensus on security

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...

IoT security is getting its own crash tests

IoT security is getting its own crash tests

The thousands of endpoints in IoT systems may have to protect themselves against thousands of dangers. A decades-old IT lab wants to tell you if they’re up to the task.

Google buildings evacuated after threat

Google buildings evacuated after threat

Buildings were evacuated at Google’s campus in Mountain View, California, on Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the company.

Verizon's breach experts missed one right under their noses

Verizon's breach experts missed one right under their noses

Verizon Enterprise, a bulwark against cyberattacks at many large organizations, has suffered a security breach itself.

EFF says Cisco shouldn't get off the hook for torture in China

EFF says Cisco shouldn't get off the hook for torture in China

Cisco Systems built a security system for the Chinese government knowing it would be used to track and persecute members of the Falun Gong religious group, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation technology rights group.

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