Swimming and Healthcare Security—Both Start with Good Mechanics

Swimming Mechanics In the 2016 Rio Olympics, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin captured a gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle, becoming the oldest individual swimming gold medalist. As a swimmer myself, watching Anthony perform so well motivated me to become better at a sport I’ve enjoyed for over 20 years now. So shortly after that, I hired […]

Controlling IoT Authentication Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

I was recently made aware of an article where some security researchers attempted to attack and exploit security vulnerabilities in vehicles through the use of tools and applications designed to access and utilize information on the vehicle network. What struck me as interesting about this article is that there seems to be no end to […]

ETSI Recommendations Echo Global Push for IoT Security

The massively growing number of network-connected devices has pressed standards bodies and government entities to publish security guidelines and recommendations. According to IHS Markit, the number of IoT devices throughout the world will increase from 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion by 2030. In response to this IoT expansion, recommendations continue to emerge around […]

DigiCert Labs to Explore Categorizing IoT Devices Based on Security, Privacy Using AI and Pattern Recognition Technologies

Today, we are surrounded by devices that can record the surrounding sound without our consent, take pictures without our knowledge and transmit data without our permission. In other words, we are surrounded by digital eyes and ears. Commonly, we categorize these devices as the Internet of Things, or IoT for short. Examples such as Amazon […]

For IBM, identity has become the new perimeter defense.

“The landscape has shifted under our feet. With the rapid adoption of Software as a Service, all the beautiful protections provided by on-premises network security are totally bypassed.” — Weber Yuan, Ph.D, Lead Architect, CIO, Identity Services & Information Security, IBM In the new digital landscape, Software as a Service models are disrupting the traditional […]

Planning for Japan IoT Security Regulation Changes in 2020

A recent article published by Nikkei in Japan today reported that the security risks posed by Internet of Things (IoT) devices is rising, and that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will be considering regulations beginning in 2020 to enforce standards. The regulations they are considering include mandating that all devices have identity, that […]

Health Canada Guidance for Medical Device Cybersecurity is a Welcome Development

Healthcare, by its very nature, deals with sensitive patient data. In addition to medical records, much of the medical equipment today is network connected, and vulnerable to potential cyberattacks. In October, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued pre-market guidance for medical devices containing cyber risks. Weeks later, Health Canada released a guidance document for […]

Protecting personal information with IoT device security

Panasonic Connected Solutions Company builds IoT solutions that connect with people, devices and services. Chief Engineer Saburo Toyonaga and team develop security software for B-to-B IoT devices. They have developed an encryption module that permits incorporation of a certificate at manufacturing, and that runs efficiently even on CPUs with slower speeds or lower specifications. Panasonic […]