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Smart Card Alliance Launches Another IoT Industry Group

April 29, 2016 10:340 comments
The expansion of the Internet of Things will compound privacy risks to individuals.

In-brief: The Smart Card Alliance is launching a new industry alliance to focus on Internet of Things technology. The group has already weighed in on topics like secure payments and secure health.

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Reuters: German Nuke Plant Infected by Conficker, Ramnit Malware

April 27, 2016 15:410 comments
Reports of an attack on the Israeli power grid appear to have been misplaced. The culprit: a ransomware outbreak. (Photo credit: dreamstime.)

In brief: the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany disclosed a malicious software infection including the Conficker and Ramnit malware. The infection occurred on systems used to help move nuclear fuel rods, Reuters reported.

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There will be a Half a Billion Dollar IoT Security Market by 2018

April 26, 2016 11:270 comments
There will be a Half a Billion Dollar IoT Security Market by 2018

In-brief: technology analyst firm Gartner Inc. predcits worldwide spending on IoT security will exceed half a billion dollars in just two years.

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Google, Ford, Uber Form Coalition on Self-Driving Cars

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Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit , Ford Motor Co , Volvo Cars and two ride-sharing companies said Tuesday they are forming a coalition to urge federal action on self-driving cars.

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Expert: FDA Cyber Guidance For Medical Devices Needs More Work

April 25, 2016 11:060 comments
The FDA's pending guidance for post market cyber security needs more work to be effective says University of Michigan Professor Kevin Fu.

In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of healthcare environments.

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