Articles by: Paul
I'm an experienced writer, reporter and industry analyst with a decade of experience covering IT security, cyber security and hacking, and a fascination with the fast-emerging "Internet of Things."

Ransomware Crime Wave Gets its Guardian Angels

July 28, 2016 11:250 comments
A group of law enforcement agencies and technology firms have joined forces to help ransomware victims get their files back.

In-brief: a group of law enforcement and security technology firms that have joined forces to help victims of ransomware fight back.

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Code Blue: Thousands of Bugs Found on Medical Monitoring System

July 26, 2016 09:291 comment
The Department of Homeland Security warned of hundreds of vulnerabilities in a hospital monitoring system sold by Philips. Security researchers who studied the system said the  security holes may number in the thousands.

In-brief: The Department of Homeland Security warned of hundreds of vulnerabilities in a hospital monitoring system sold by Philips. Security researchers who studied the system said the security holes may number in the thousands.

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Will AI Kill The Infosec Star?

July 25, 2016 19:100 comments
Will artificial intelligence and machine learning assume the work now done by information security pros? Yes, and no, say experts.

In-brief: Will artificial intelligence and machine learning assume the work now done by information security pros? Yes, and no.

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Auto Industry Publishes Best Practices for Cybersecurity

July 22, 2016 18:080 comments
New Best Practices Guidelines from the Auto Industry ISAC are intended to promote cyber security. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

In-brief: An Automotive industry information sharing group has published Best Practices” document, giving individual automakers guidance on improving the cybersecurity of their vehicles.

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Right to Repair Groundswell as Farmers Battle DMCA

July 20, 2016 15:230 comments
Modern tractors, like this John Deere 8235 R, contain sophisticated hardware and software. But farmers are finding that a 1990s era copyright protection law prevents them from repairing them when they break.

In-brief: Manufacturers are using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to prevent farmers and heavy equipment owners from repairing their own machinery. But efforts in a number of states are pushing a “right to repair” citing the DMCA’s cost to small business owners and the stifling effect on start ups and potentially new industries. 

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