There are plenty of standards that can be used to help secure The Internet of Things, but not much evidence that they’re being used, according to NIST, which calls on government and industry to settle on conforming standards for IoT products in a new report.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s edition of The Security Ledger Podcast we talk with security researcher and data spelunker Chris Vickery of the firm UpGuard about his discovery of a data trove containing consumer profiles on 123 million American households. Also: there’s a tough new standard for handling federal data come January 1st in the form of NIST’s 800-171 standard. And: Katie Moussouris joins us back in the studio to talk about what the updated Wassenaar Arrangement means for security researchers.
Contributing writer Chip Block of the firm Evolver says the new NIST Digital Identity guidelines do much more than rethink passwords. They help solve an age old problem: how to prioritize security spending.
In-brief: President Donald Trump made good on a long-held campaign promise Thursday, signing a tough-talking executive order to strengthen the cyber security of federal networks. But experts worry that the Order comes with too few specifics.
In-brief: what’s a good password? According to new guidelines from NIST: one that hasn’t already been stolen by hackers.