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.
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
In-brief: Artificial intelligence will be a critical ingredient as enterprises struggle to secure an exploding population of connected devices in the coming years, an article on Forbes argues.
In-brief: Two announcements from tech device giant Samsung underscored the company’s big bets on the Internet of Things.
In-brief: A new start-up, Senrio, unveiled its Sensor this week: a new security monitoring tool that can identify and monitor embedded devices connected to your network and spot anomalous or malicious behavior.