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IBM Tweaking Watson AI For Cyber Security Analysis

May 10, 2016 14:090 comments
Coming to a SOC near you: IBM's Watson, which will be trained to do cyber security analysis in a joint project with U.S. and Canadian universities.

In-brief: IBM said that a new, cloud-based version of its Watson cognitive technology is being trained to help detect cyber attacks and cyber crimes.

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EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

May 9, 2016 18:060 comments
EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

In-brief: A senior attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned about the security knowledge gap facing traditional engineering firms as they pivot to making connected devices. 

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Maker Spaces: Grass Roots of The Internet of Things?

February 18, 2016 10:250 comments
Hacker Spaces (like the one pictured at University of Maryland) play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and community on the Internet of Things.

In-brief: Maker spaces are the grass roots of the Internet of Things. But obstacles to creating and maintaining these important, community building institutions are considerable, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer. 

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Update: Smart Toys Leak Info on Kids, Families

February 2, 2016 11:222 comments
Flaws in connected toys by Mattel and other manufacturers could leak personal information about children and families.

In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.

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Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things

November 13, 2015 10:54Comments Off on Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things
Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things

In-brief: Ross Anderson of Cambridge University discusses the privacy and security risks of The Internet of Things at the Virus Bulletin Conference. Problems we already confront – such as ATM and mobile device security – may presage more widespread attacks on the IoT.

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