California is now leading the charge to beef up the cyber security features of connected devices by banning weak passwords, forcing device manufacturers to supply a unique password or force a password change on startup.
Internet of Things
Mozilla Internet Health Report Highlights 3 Critical Issues: Big Tech’s Growing Power, Fake News and…
Mozilla's first-ever Internet Health Report highlights the key challenges affecting the creation of an open, safe and accessible Internet – Big Tech’s growing power, the collapse of privacy especially with IoT security, and the spread of fake news. All of these challenges point to deeper problems with the Internet.
For years, IoT developers have focused too much on availability, and not enough on privacy and confidentiality. This mindset appears to be shifting and the NIST report is proof of a growing recognition that there needs to be universal standards in place to improve the privacy and security of any IoT system.
There is reason to be optimistic about the future of cyber security. In today’s world, there is always a “weak link” in the chain that hackers can exploit. In a blockchain world, there are no longer any weak links and every action taken on the blockchain is part of a completely verifiable and trackable digital ledger.
There's a need to secure offline, rather than online, microfinancing solutions. The future rests in the power of embeddable microchips and the power of process isolation by inserting a Linux-powered computer into the architecture of an non-secure IoT device to create a hardware Root of Trust.
The 10th anniversary of national Data Privacy Day celebrated on January 28 couldn't have come at a better time for Internet users with the past 12 months filled with stories about cyber security attacks, election meddling, state surveillance, and massive corporate data breaches.
Researchers recently uncovered an IoT botnet that has infected more than 1M organizations. Can we survive the next DDoS attack and avoid a botnet apocalypse?
The Internet of Things is the future and it is time to start thinking privacy and security, first, and market share second.
With rising risks of Internet of Things, the draft of the NIST 800-53 revision 5 addresses IoT security and privacy challenges head on.