Enterprises want to make greater use of connected devices to develop new services and gain efficiencies, but security is a paramount concern. Piers Hogarth-Scott and Katherine Robins of KPMG break down the risks and the challenges around IoT security.
The lessons of the Mirai botnet's abuse of internet-connected devices four years ago have been taken to heart, says Aaron Guzman of OWASP, which is working with others to improve security benchmarks and testing for connected devices.
Connected devices for consumers don't come with service-level agreements agreements. The travails of Petnet, the maker of an automatic, cloud-enabled pet feeder that has now gone offline offer a tale of caution that points to the need for stronger consumer protection for cloud-enabled devices.
Check Point Research reports that a new version of the Joker mobile malware that infects Android devices has emerged. The malware, hidden in apps in the Google Play store, has once again evaded Google's security tools.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the surge in the use of employee monitoring tools for the increasingly remote workforce. Also featured: Discussions about IoT security guidelines and CCPA compliance requirements.
As cyberthreats facing healthcare organizations soar, medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. has ramped up its process for coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities to help identify, assess and communicate issues to regulators and industry stakeholders, says BD's Dana-Megan Rossi.
With so many employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, vendors of time-tracking and productivity-monitoring software report surging interest in their wares. Regardless of whether organizations deploy light-touch or more Big Brother types of approaches, beware potential privacy repercussions.
With more than 1,000 IoT security guidelines, recommendations and best practices, which ones should an organization follow? Researchers at Carleton University in Canada say 91 percent of the guides are outcome-based, which are not necessarily easy for manufacturers to follow.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to pummel organizations. But labeling these as being just ransomware attacks often misses how much these incidents involve serious network intrusions, exfiltration of extensive amounts of data, data leaks and, as a result, reportable data breaches.
Voice-controlled assistants can be fooled by replaying a recording of someone's voice. But researchers with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Samsung Research say they've developed a lightweight software tool to detect such attempts, which are difficult to defend against.
European police gained access to messages sent via the encrypted cellular service EncroChat, leading to the arrest of hundreds of alleged organized crime members across the Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden and the U.K., the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency Europol reports.
Fraudsters are using a revamped version of the Alina Trojan to target Windows-based POS devices to steal payment card data, according to Century Link's Black Lotus Labs. The malware operators are using unsecured DNS protocols to exfiltrate the data.
Could your organization withstand an attack by the master hacking operation known as "Fxmsp"? Hollywood loves to portray hackers as having ninja-like skills. But Fxmsp often favored the simplest tools for the job, because they so often worked. Defenders: Take note.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has officially designated China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. as "national security threats," barring American telecommunications firms from using certain federal funds to buy their equipment, such as for building 5G networks.