Blockchain or Tangle? Securing Transactions on the IoT |

In-brief: Before the Internet of Things can really take off, there needs to be a way to securely transact and settle exchanges between the billions of connected endpoints and infrastructures. One nascent technology for doing so is called IOTA. 


To Secure ATMs: Startups Look Past the Card

In brief: With fraud getting more expensive, startups are taking a new look at ways to shore up the security of ATM networks and other card transactions – cards are optional. 

SAP forges Internet of Things security partnerships | Inside SAP

In-brief: SAP AG announced alliances with a string of software and hardware makers to provide end to end security for Internet of Things deployments. Check Point and Intel are among the company’s partners.

Update: Chinese Govt. Hackers Still Active Despite Truce

In-brief: A truce hammered out between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in September hasn’t kept hacking groups that are believed to be affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from playing offense, according to a report from the security firm Crowdstrike. (Updated to add comment from Ken Westin of Tripwire. PFR 10/19/2015)

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Study: Energy, Utilities Struggle with Security Readiness

In-brief: a survey of key sectors found that energy and utilities firms are struggling to reduce their risk of an attack.