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EU calls for End to Default Passwords on Internet of Things

A group representing European telecommunications firms last week published technical specifications for securing a wide range of consumer Internet of Things devices including toys, smart cameras and wearable health trackers.

Breaking the Ice on DICE: scaling secure Internet of Things Identities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:20 — 38.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Trusted Computing Group*, Dennis Mattoon of Microsoft Research gives us the low-down on DICE: the Device Identifier Composition Engine Architectures, which provides a means of  solving a range of security and identity problems on low cost, low power IoT endpoints. Among them: establishing strong device identity, doing device attestation and safe deployment at scale and verifying software updates. 

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Episode 95: Copyright Insanity sends E-Waste Recycler to Prison and IoT Inspector finds Insecure Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 39.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#95): has the Digital Millennium Copyright Act taken us over a bridge too far? We talk with two experts about the case of Eric Lundgren, a celebrated e-waste recycler who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $50,000 for DMCA violations. Also: we speak with one of the Ivy League students who designed IoT Inspector, software that can analyze your home network for vulnerable devices.

Spotlight: Deepika Chauhan of Digicert on the Challenges of Securing the Internet of Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:57 — 29.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere’s an epidemic of insecure Internet of Things devices. But why? And what is the shortest path to ending that epidemic? In this Spotlight Edition* of The Security Ledger Podcast, we speak with Deepika Chauhan, the Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets at DigiCert. Her job: forging new paths for the use of public key encryption to secure Internet of Things ecosystems.

No Teeth in UK Internet of Things Security Report

The UK government released a draft report calling for a “fundamental shift” in the approach to securing Internet of Things devices. One prominent UK security researcher is unimpressed, however, calling the effort toothless.