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Far flung supply chains for hardware and software can pose security risks for tech firms and their customers. (Image courtesy of sourcemap.com)

Software’s Sausage Factory: The Supply Chain

In-brief: Experts warn that supply chain insecurity run broad and deep, threatening the security and integrity of technology dependent organizations.

A network of 25,000 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Sucuri.

Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

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.

A report from Ponemon estimates the annual cost of phishing at more than $300,000.

Targeted Attacks Follow Tibetans To The Cloud

In-brief: A report by The Munk Center finds attackers believed to be affiliated with China are shifting tactics as Tibetans and the Tibetan Government in Exile rely more on the cloud to communicate.

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Internet of Things and cyber security bear heavily on the US intelligence community, creating both risks and opportunities.

Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress.