Academia

Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things

In-brief: Ross Anderson of Cambridge University discusses the privacy and security risks of The Internet of Things at the Virus Bulletin Conference. Problems we already confront – such as ATM and mobile device security – may presage more widespread attacks on the IoT.

Android Zombies

Android Security Undermined by OEMs

In-brief: Google’s insistence on stricter security policies with its latest release of the Android mobile operating system are being watered down by the company’s partners, who are undermining stricter OS security with weak or insecure policies and device configuration, a new report from Aalto University in Finland finds.

Researchers Prove Connected Cars Can Be Tracked – IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: research from the University of Twente in The Netherlands suggests that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications may enable passive surveillance of a vehicle’s movements, raising privacy concerns.¬†

HBR: Security, Privacy will Make or Break Companies on IoT

In-brief: a new report out from Harvard Business School that looks at the business impact of Internet of Things technologies cautions that security and privacy concerns can’t be ignored but will, instead, be an important differentiator for consumers.¬†

NSF, Intel put up $6m to fund IoT Security Research

In-brief:The National Science Foundation and Intel Corp. announced a partnership to fund research into securing cyber-physical systems including connected vehicle and smart home technologies.