Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:14 — 35.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#98): can sound waves be used to crash a hard drive? We’ll talk to one member of an international team of researchers who showed that, yes they can. And Fractional CISO Rob Black joins us to talk about Internet of Things security standards. With so many to choose from, will we ever see “one standard to rule them all”?
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There are plenty of standards that can be used to help secure The Internet of Things, but not much evidence that they’re being used, according to NIST, which calls on government and industry to settle on conforming standards for IoT products in a new report.
In-brief: In an interview with Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts, Chenxi Wang of the firm Twist Lock talks about information security’s “Mr. Robot” problem and the need for standards for the Internet of Things.
A report from NL Times about calls from the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) for Europe-wide safety standards for devices connected to the Internet of Things. From the article: Devices that do not meet these standards should be banned, parliamenterian Kees Verhoeven said in an interview with NU.nl. He will submit a proposal addressing this to Dutch parliament next week. The European Commission is currently investigating whether such safety standards are an attainable goal. But the D66 thinks that the Netherlands can already take some steps to increase safety itself, such as a Dutch label that can inform consumers about the security on their devices. “This subject requires real attention, because there are so many devices that are increasingly designed to connect to the internet”, Verhoeven said to the newspaper. “In the Netherlands we can already take steps to ensure that people buy advices that at least have a greater chance […]
In-brief: Two, prominent Internet of Things standards: IoTivity and AllJoyn are merging, according to an announcement on Wednesday.