Internet of Things Trust Framework

Podcast Episode 112: what it takes to be a top bug hunter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:54 — 45.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out. Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security. 

Online Trust Alliance to merge with Internet Society

In-brief: The Online Trust Alliance, which has focused on issues related to privacy and security on the Internet of Things, is merging with The Internet Society, home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the groups said in an announcement Wednesday.

Check it Twice: Consumers Warned of Privacy, Security Pitfalls in Connected Gifts

In-brief: More than 50 million connected devices will be purchased this holiday season, according to the Online Trust Alliance. But consumers should be wary of privacy and security issues affecting Internet-connected products, the group said.

Realtors, OTA Publish Provisioning Checklist for Smart Homes

In-brief: smart homes aren’t just sold – they must also be ‘de-provisioned’ by the seller and ‘re-provisioned’ by the buyer. The National Association of Realtors and the Online Trust Alliance have a new checklist for doing so.