Internet of Things

The website Bellingcat displayed recorded activities globally from the past 6 months. Left to right: Global, North Korea and South Korea, French Polynesia, Antarctica. (Image courtesy of Bellingcat.com)

Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security

Fitness apps are proving to be a lot less beneficial to military security than they are for military fitness. That after researchers in the Netherlands discovered that data from the Polar fitness app revealed the homes and habits of those exercising in clandestine locations around the world, including intelligence agencies, military bases, nuclear weapons storage sites and embassies.

Data from IoT endpoints risks overloading security analysts. Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help, but more changes are needed.

IoT, Machine Learning and AI in the Security Operations Center

A tsunami of security data from Internet of Things endpoints could break the will of SOC analysts. What is needed are better tools for analyzing that data, including the use of machine learning. But AI and machine learning aren’t magic bullets. In this opinion piece, RSA Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan presents a 5 point plan for using analytics in the data center.