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 […]

Digital Twins

By Rob van Kranenburg, Guest Blogger and founder of #IoT Council In what we show ourselves we are ignored. The abyss from soul to soul cannot be bridged By any skill of thought or trick of seeming. Unto our very selves we are abridged When we would utter to our thought our being. We are […]

Losing ground: Exploring the huge cost of not prioritizing IoT security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ramping up, with 92 percent of companies saying it will be extremely important in the next two years. Yet, companies not prioritizing security for their IoT deployments may face significant losses upwards of tens of millions of dollars. The State of IoT Security Survey explores security behaviors and common […]

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 […]