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Survey finds Device Makers Security Priorities Often Misplaced

Low-hanging Internet of Things security fruit may be left unpicked, as connected device makers fret about the predation of sophisticated hackers, but balk at simple security fixes, a Security Ledger and LogMeIn survey finds. You can download the full report here in PDF format.

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Now Online: Securing DevOps without Sinking Productivity

If you missed attending it last month, our September discussion with Jason Sabin, CSO of DigiCert and Davi Ottenheimer of IANS on securing DevOps environments is available for viewing.

McKinsey: CEOs need IoT Security Plan

In-brief: Fewer than one in five managers say their company is ready for the challenge of securing the Internet of Things, and  global consulting firm McKinsey says that CEOs need to get a plan, fast. 

German Electronics Store Sued for Selling Un-Patchable Android Phones

In-brief: That’ll be $99, or $150 without the vulnerabilities! A lawsuit in Germany is trying to force stores to come clean about security holes in the products they sell to consumers. 

Hack of Dallas Sirens Not the First or Last on Emergency Systems, Experts Warn

In-brief: The weekend hack of civil defense sirens in Dallas, Texas is similar to two incidents in Illinois in 2012. The underlying problem? Woeful security for emergency alerting and other civil defense systems in the U.S., according to security experts.