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The explosion of Internet connected gadgets and consumer goods will demand a break with custom in information security. But is the market ready to respond?

Can Low-Power Devices Be Secured? | Semiconductor Engineering

In-brief: Internet of Things will break the traditional perimeter-based model for security, and article at Semiconductor Engineering declares. But are device makers ready to do what’s necessary to build a new generation of secure endpoints that can scale globally? 

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Podcast: Security of Things Forum Redux – Key Takeaways in 7 Short Minutes

We just wrapped up our annual Security of Things Forums in Cambridge and this year, for the first time, in Washington D.C. The events were a great opportunity to assemble some of the top experts in the security of connected devices as well as the policy and business implications of IoT adoption and deployment. Security Ledger’s co-hosts at the Forum, Christian Science Monitor Passcode, have put together a great podcast that features interviews with key participants at the event, including Robert Silvers, assistant secretary of Homeland Security; Julian Goldman of Partners Healthcare; independent hacker Travis Goodspeed; Kevin Fu of Virta Labs; and Rajesh Krishnan, chief marketing officer at HackerOne. The podcast is hosted by Passcode reporter Jack Detsch. Check it out!

Mira botnet infections globally. (Image courtesy of Imperva.)

DHS Warns of Mirai Malware Threat to Cell Gateways

In-brief: cellular gateways made by Sierra Wireless may be susceptible to the Mirai malware, the Department of Homeland Security warned on Wednesday. 

NIST Outlines a Secure Network of Things

NIST Outlines a Secure Network of Things

In-brief:  A new Special Publication from NIST offers a model for understanding networks of “things” and the security and reliability issues they might encounter. 

Researchers warn that networks of seismic sensors may be vulnerable to manipulation by hackers.

Security of seismic sensor grid probed – BBC News

The BBC reports that thousands of seismic sensors monitoring geological activity are vulnerable to manipulation by way of cyber attack, though the seismic gear maker disputes the researchers’ findings. The poor security controls around the way the sensors transmit data were detailed in a presentation at the Def Con hacker convention. Researchers found ways to fool and overload sensors so monitoring systems would get wildly inaccurate readings.The findings have been reported to the US computer emergency organisation (sp) that oversees national infrastructure. Nanometrics, the company that makes the sensor system that was probed disputed the researchers’ findings. Source: Security of seismic sensor grid probed – BBC News