In-brief: A fatal flaw in its design slowed the spread of WannaCry, a virulent ransomware program that has infected more than 100,000 organizations and individuals globally.
In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer reports from the S4 Conference in Miami – one of the top gatherings of industrial control system security experts. Among the attractions this year: Justine Bone of the firm Medsec, the psychology of malicious insiders and a hackable “kegerator.”
In-brief: analysis of the latest leak of sophisticated hacking tools by The Shadow Brokers suggests that the theft was an inside job, the security firm Flashpoint contends.
I have a thing for makerspaces and hackerspaces, if you haven’t already noticed from my previous posts. To me, they are the epitome of what I love about the Internet of Things (IoT). It is something I call the democratization of innovation. The maker and hacker movements are global and are changing the landscape. They help to put technology and equipment, the opportunity to learn, develop ideas, prototype, and socialize and network in the reach of many who would not have otherwise had the opportunity just a few years ago. They are, to me, the nucleus of an evolution, if not revolution, of both innovation and society. I like to visit local hacker or makerspaces when I travel. At last year’s Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) I learned about MADE Makerspace Barcelona, but just couldn’t make it there in person. A visit to MADE was locked into my […]
In-brief: Cisco Systems has patched a serious security hole in its Prime Home, a network management tool that it markets as a way for service providers to manage “Internet of Things” devices in connected (“smart”) homes.