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Government Data Authorities do Privacy Sweep of IoT Devices

April 22, 2016 09:490 comments
Government Data Authorities do Privacy Sweep of IoT Devices

  In-brief: Federal data protection authorities from 29 countries including the U.S. and Canada have turned their collective attention to The Internet of Things in an annual “privacy sweep” that is looking at connected devices including personal health products.

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Antivirus Players Vying for Industrial Control Systems Business

April 21, 2016 08:590 comments
Antivirus Players Vying for Industrial Control Systems Business

In-brief: news from incumbent endpoint protection firms Symantec and Kaspersky Lab that they are ramping up efforts to sell their wares into industrial control systems environments suggests that the death of anti virus may have been greatly exaggerated. 

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Blurred Lines: Sophisticated Hacks Building On Commodity Crime Tools

April 20, 2016 22:310 comments
Blurred Lines: Sophisticated Hacks Building On Commodity Crime Tools

The information security industry has long operated with the premise of two, very different kinds of threats: indiscriminate, cyber criminal activity aimed at making money quick and sophisticated, targeted attacks intended to provide long term competitive advantage to another company (or economy), disrupt the operation of the target or provide a (future) strategic advantage in some kind of cyber conflict. But new research from FireEye suggests that the lines between sophisticated and unsophisticated cyber operations are blurred, making it hard for organizations to know if a given infection is merely bad luck, or evidence of a larger and more dangerous operation. Writing about a new financially motivated hacking crew called Fin6, FireEye said that the group, which targeted point-of-sale systems made off with “millions of payment card numbers.” Still, FireEye said that it couldn’t figure out how the group compromised its victims. “In Mandiant’s investigations of FIN6, the group already […]

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FBI Warns of Smart Farm Risk

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Precision farming may make the agriculture sector more susceptible to hacking, the FBI warns.

In-brief:Farmers who are looking to make better use of technology need to start paying attention to security, or suffer the same fate as industries such as healthcare, the FBI warned in an industry note. 

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Can Blockchain Save The Internet of Things?

April 19, 2016 10:304 comments
The Chain of Things is a consortium that is investigating applications of Block Chain technology in securing the IoT.

In-brief: In this Security Ledger podcast, we speak with the guys from Chain of Things, a new consortium that is investigating applications of Block Chain and related technologies to solving identity and security problems for IoT deployments. 

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Conversation with Alan Daines of Dell Inc.

Conversation with Craig Shumard of Shumard & Assoc. (Nov. 5, 2014)

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Conversation with Vas Rajan of CLS Bank (March 19, 2015)

Conversation with Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez (April 28, 2015)

Conversation with Jon Trull, CISO of Qualys(Oct. 14, 2014)