In-brief: Google is pushing an approach to network security dubbed “tiered access,” demoting the trusted password, which is now just one piece of data that is needed to get access to sensitive data and resources on Google’s network.
In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer discusses a proposal before the IETF that would create a Manufacturers Usage Description (MUD) standard by which device makers and their customers to specify the kinds of activities and communications are allowed for Internet of Things devices.
In-brief: The Department of Homeland Security is warning companies to pay closer attention to supply chain security in the wake of attacks on networking infrastructure.
In-brief: Could security, privacy and availability concerns created by Internet of Things devices end up encouraging separate “thing-only” networks? A survey of IT pros suggests that it could.
In-brief: There are more warnings that a common piece of hardware known as Serial-to-Ethernet converters are very vulnerable to remote attacks – and more evidence that the vendors who manufacture them aren’t in a rush to fix the holes.