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Bill in U.S. House would Open Doors to Threat Intel Sharing | Reuters

March 25, 2015 11:310 comments
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives promises to open to door to companies sharing information on cyber incidents, but keep data out of the hands of U.S. intelligence agencies.

  In-brief: Leaders of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced the Protecting Cyber Networks Act on Tuesday. The bill would make it easier for companies to share information about attacks with each other and with the government. It also addresses concerns about omnibus spying by U.S. intelligence agencies.  Like this:Like Loading…

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IoT Hackers: The FTC Wants You!

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The FTC is creating a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation to step up efforts to protect consumers in an age of "rapid technological innovation."

In-brief: The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it is creating a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation to expand the FTC’s research into areas such as privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, big data, and the Internet of Things. Like this:Like Loading…

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Updated: Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes | Ars Technica

March 24, 2015 10:490 comments
Updated: Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes | Ars Technica

In-brief: Google warned its users that unauthorized digital certificates have been issued for several of its domains. The certificates are linked to an intermediary certificate authority for CNNIC, which administers China’s domain name registry. Updated with comment from Kevin Bocek of Venafi. Paul 3/27/2015  Like this:Like Loading…

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Intel: New Approach Needed to Secure Connected Health Devices

March 23, 2015 13:510 comments
In a new report, The Atlantic Foundation and Intel Security warns that risks accompany the rewards of connected medical devices.

In-brief: connected medical devices pose a number of risks to patients, including the threat of “targeted killings,” according to a report by Intel Security. The fix: better application design and more public-private sector cooperation. Like this:Like Loading…

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Could Moore’s Law Solve The IoT Security Problem?

March 20, 2015 15:140 comments
Will hardware and software advancements solve the IoT security problem for us?

There’s an interesting roundup piece on Internet of Things security by Nermin Hajdarbegovic over at the technical jobs site Toptal. Hajdarbegovic provides a summary of some of the recent IoT reports – by Kaspersky Lab (the “Internet of Crappy Things” report, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Wind River. (We covered the FTC and Wind River reports here and here.) It’s worth a read. Hajdarbegovic is mostly optimistic about the future of the Internet of Things and the ability of the “market” to address the security and privacy issues that currently exists. From his blog post: “As the IoT market grows, we will see more investment, and as hardware matures, we will get improved security. Chipmakers like Intel and ARM will be keen to offer better security with each new generation, since security could be a market differentiator, allowing them to grab more design wins and gain a bigger share. “Technology […]

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