NIST’s “Mitigating IoT-Based Distributed Denial of Service” Study

The explosive growth of Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices has been a boon for manufacturers and consumers. There seems to be no end to the variety of products we can bring online. You probably never thought egg cartons and waste bins would be connected to the Internet – but they are. However, what starts off […]

How to Secure Internet-Connected Devices in the Hospitality Industry

In mid-February, I participated on a panel focused on securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the hospitality industry. This event was sponsored by CLM (Claims and Litigation Management). Have you ever thought about how IoT devices are used in the hospitality industry?  They are used in hotels much like their use in smart homes. Think […]

Connected Cars Need a Security Solution: Use PKI

Roughly a quarter billion connected cars will be on our roads by 2020. That’s only two years away and we’re well on our way with 21 million connected cars out there. Already so many of our cars have fascinating features that allow us to get live updates to sports games, traffic, and social media while […]

Scaling Identity for the Internet of Things

Thousands of connected devices use default settings, making them vulnerable to attack. You may not think much of this when you’re hurrying to set up a new router without customizing the network or password—after all, we just want to start using our new gadgets. But imagine what happens when hundreds of these internet-connected devices, including […]

What are over-the-air-updates?

With more devices connected to the internet than ever before, we’re all interested in finding out how the latest gadget will make our life easier. But usually, as consumers, the furthest thing from our minds is how a device will stay up-to-date and if there is security built-in. Device manufacturers are more mindful of both […]

What Security Pros Predict for IoT Security in 2017

For years IoT security has been a cause for concern, but 2017 may be the year that IoT attacks and lack of standardized security measures become a regular issue. According to research firm Gartner, there were an estimated 6.4 billion IoT devices in 2016, and are forecasting over 20 billion IoT devices by 2020. Despite […]