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Internet of Things
Can consumer-owned self-driving cars like those being made by Tesla, BMW and Mercedes and others be secured from cyber attack? The hackers who famously commandeered a Jeep Cherokee using software attacks say they aren’t so sure.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:12 — 39.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Edition of the Security Ledger Podcast: identity is at the root of many of the security problems facing the Internet of Things, from vulnerable and “chatty” endpoints to a lack of robust update and lifecycle management features. To figure out how we might start to build a more secure IoT ecosystem, we invited Judah Aspler, the Vice President of IoT Strategy at Certified Security Solutions, or CSS Security in to talk about how more agile PKI infrastructure is one element in scaling the Internet of Things without creating a giant security mess.
There is more alarming security news for consumers with smart devices at home: hackers can take remote control of video cameras, thermostats, smart locks or other IoT devices by exploiting vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub, according to a report by Cisco Systems’ Talos research group.
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.