A federal judge in California put the brakes on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against D-Link Systems over lax security in its consumer routers and IP cameras, saying that the Commission needs to produce evidence of concrete harm to consumers.
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Analysis: there is both Means and Motive for Cyber Attacks on Navy Vessels
In-brief: could cyber attacks have played a role in recent collisions between US Navy vessels and commercial ships? The short answer is yes. Regardless of what caused the most recent incidents, both the means and the motive exist to launch such attacks in the future.
Cisco Ramps up Security for Things with IOT Threat Defense
In-brief: Networking giant Cisco Systems said on Tuesday that a new package of products and services, dubbed IoT Threat Defense.
Update: Conservative Legal Group Joins Fight over FTC’s D-Link Complaint
In-brief: A conservative legal group, Cause of Action Institute, said that it was joining a legal battle against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over a case that charges the technology vendor D-Link engaged in deceptive marketing practices and sold products to the public that are insecure. (Updated to add information on Cause of Action’s work on LabMD and analysis of the D-Link case. – PFR 1/12/2017)
On Capitol Hill: Calls For A Federal Role in Securing World of Dangerous Things
Some of the nation’s top experts on cyber security and the Internet of Things urged Congress to take a more forceful approach to securing a burgeoning population of Internet connected devices before security and quality issues undermine consumer confidence. Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce were told in separate testimony that security problems such as the recent denial of service attacks linked to the Mirai botnet will become more common and could threaten the integrity of the Internet and of the nation’s broader economy if left unaddressed. The Committee heard from Dr. Kevin Fu of the University of Michigan, Bruce Schneier of IBM and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Dale Drew, the Chief Security Officer of Level3 Communications. All three, to varying degrees, advised a bigger government role in setting standards for devices connected to the Internet. And all three warned that a failure to […]