In-brief: Filmed at The RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks about the growing interest in machine learning technology in the information security field and how it is being applied.
In-brief: Researchers from the firm Cylance warned that an unpatched security flaw first discovered in 1997 could be used to attack a wide range of popular applications and steal user credentials.
One of the big questions looming over Internet of Things with regard to cyber security is how well legacy security products will adjust to the IoT context. I think its safe to say that many of the tools and technologies that populate traditional IT environments (think: antivirus) aren’t well suited to use with Internet of Things devices which are often power and resource-constrained. IoT is a “ten-years-from-now” problem for enterprises. But for manufacturers like GE, it’s a “today” problem. That’s why GE is already investing in technology that it thinks is well suited to securing IoT and industrial environments. Last week, the company announced one such deal: acquiring the firm WurldTech of Vancouver Canada. The deal, announced on May 9th, will add Wurldtech’s technology and professional services to GE’s portfolio, with GE saying that Wurldtech products and services will “help to enhance the reliability of Industrial Internet operations.” Wurldtech makes security […]