Securing IoT Medical Devices – Benefits, Challenges, Requirements and Guidelines

Posted: Mar 01, 2018

Connected medical devices help improve patient health in many ways, such as allowing doctors to adjust implanted devices without resorting to dangerous invasive procedures, transmitting vital medical data remotely, performing real-time patient monitoring in intensive care units, and much more. But with those rewards come risks. Medical IoT devices also present significant potential security hazards, and they’re getting worse.

Device Authority makes Blockchain IoT ready

Posted: Jan 25, 2018

The importance of protecting Identity, Integrity and Data security policies of participating IoT nodes in the Blockchain network 

A blockchain network is only as secure as its infrastructure

Okiru puts Billions of IoT devices at risk – How to ensure IoT devices do not fall victim

Posted: Jan 21, 2018

As predicted, botnet enabled malware attacks continue. The latest discovered is Okiru (meaning Wake Up in Japanese).  Okiru has the potential to reach BILLIONS of Internet of Things (IoT) devices due to its implementation! Okiru’s release specifically highlights the exposure of unsecure IoT devices again and continues to show the sophistication of hackers in utilizing IoT connected devices in orchestrating significant attacks.

CEO Corner: What will happen in 2018 for IoT?

Posted: Jan 04, 2018

It’s the start of a new year, and while everyone has reflected on 2017, emphasis is on making an even bigger impact in 2018 for the whole IoT ecosystem: IoT platforms, certificate authorities, device OEMs, IoT gateways, system integrators and ISVs.

The IoT market is continuing to grow with the install base of IoT devices set to reach over 30 billion by 2020 (according to IHS) and this brings a wealth of benefits and challenges.

But how will this affect what will happen in 2018? Read on…

Security Recommendations for IoT – Are you ready for 2018?

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

Last month (November 2017), the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published a report on ‘Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT in the context of Critical Information Infrastructures’ which included input from ARM, Kaspersky Lab, Symantec, Huawei, Siemens, IBM, Microsoft and many more. The report provides insight into IoT security, looking at the various attack surfaces and threats, and proposing best practices and security recommendations to protect IoT devices, data and systems.

Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves Millions of Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Back in October 2016 we experienced Mirai, which took down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – usually guessing the default passwords which manufacturer’s ship devices with. The solution? Easy, just update your password!

Automated PKI is the foundation for IoT Security

Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) brings new security challenges introduced by the scale and pace of adoption, as well as the physical consequences of compromised security. The recent DDoS attacks carried out by a Botnet of thousands of machines infected with the Mirai Malware was just the beginning of what we’re going to see in the future.

First Mirai, now Persirai – how do you protect IoT devices from botnets?

Posted: Aug 07, 2017

Back in October 2016 we experienced the Mirai botnet malware, which had its fair share of press coverage after taking down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – usually guessing the default passwords which manufacturer’s ship devices with. The solution? Easy, just update your password!

Sky’s the limit with IoT security risk as Government called on to intervene

Posted: Jul 18, 2017

The IoT delivers compelling economic and social benefits. It presents great opportunities for the private sector and federal agencies but the scale of security and operational challenges is a big impediment for adoption. A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), issued in May 2017 confirms the numerous IoT security gaps that need to be addressed. The report highlights a key challenge is the lack of consideration for security when designing IoT devices.

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