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Spotlight Podcast: Two Decades On TCG Tackles Trustworthiness For The Internet of Things

In this Spotlight Podcast Intel Fellow Claire Vishik joins us to talk about the evolving concept of online “trust.” Vishik is a TCG Director and spent 14 years as the Director of Trusted Technologies at Intel.

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Episode 186: Certifying Your Smart Home Security with GE Appliances and UL

In this episode of the podcast (#186) we do a deep dive on the new IoT cyber security rating system from Underwriters’ Lab. We talk with experts from GE about the process they used to obtain UL certification for a range of smart home appliances, managing device security over the decades and how a cyber security rating system may influence consumers’ behavior.

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Smart Homes May Hide Crypto Mining Schemes

Loosely attended smart home appliances may be platforms for cryptocurrency mining scams, a researcher with the firm IOActive warns.

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Podcast: Why Germany wants Smart Watches destroyed and One Nation Under Trolls

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:59 — 89.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger podcast, sponsored by our friends at CyberArk, we talk about the German government’s recent decision to declare kids smart watches “surveillance devices” and to order their destruction. Also: Adrian Shabaz of Freedom House comes in to talk to us about the latest Internet Freedom report, which finds that governments are increasingly manipulating online content to shape online discussions and even the outcome of elections at home and abroad. And finally: leaked credentials in a GitHub repository may have been behind Uber’s loss of information on some 50 million customers. In a preview of a Security Ledger spotlight podcast, we hear from Elizabeth Lawler of CyberArk about the proliferation of so-called “Dev Ops secrets” and how companies need to do a better managing the permissions assigned […]

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Citing Anti Surveillance Laws, German Government Orders Child Smart Watches Destroyed

Citing that country’s strict laws against unauthorized video and audio recording, Germany’s government has banned smart watches marketed to children and ordered parents to destroy the devices, which it labeled illegal surveillance tools.