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Trend Micro among 22 joining AllSeen IoT Standards Group

March 4, 2015 13:050 comments
The AllSeen Alliance added 22 new members, including security firm Trend Micro.

In-brief: The security firm Trend Micro announced that it was joining the AllSeen Alliance, an open source platform for connecting Internet of Things devices.  Like this:Like Loading…

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At Summit, in search of Leadership on Cyber Security

February 13, 2015 10:530 comments
The President will address an audience of Silicon Valley executives Friday at a Summit focused on improving cyber security.

In-brief: President Obama will address technology leaders at a Summit at Stanford University on Friday. But technology industry leaders say that much hinges on Washington’s ability to pass needed legal reforms.  Like this:Like Loading…

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In Smart TV Land, Eavesdropping is Nothing New

February 9, 2015 11:450 comments
Terms of service for many smart TVs require omnibus data harvesting, including of voice data.

In-brief: Samsung isn’t alone in asking customers to consent to the collection and transmission of “voice data.” But questions about the ethics and legality of the practice remain.  Like this:Like Loading…

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FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Security and Privacy Protections

January 27, 2015 18:100 comments
FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Security and Privacy Protections

In-brief: The FTC issued a report on Tuesday that provides guidance to U.S. businesses on protecting consumers’ privacy and security in the design and deployment of “Internet of Things” devices.  Like this:Like Loading…

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On the Internet of Things, Cheap may Cost You | VentureBeat

January 12, 2015 17:520 comments
Inexpensive and ubiquitous components will make the Internet of Things affordable. They may also make it an unmanageable security nightmare, says a Raytheon executive.

Venturebeat has a nice, contributed blog post by Michael Daly, of Raytheon on the lurking problem of device insecurity within the consumer Internet of Things. As Daly sees it, mass adoption of Internet of Things technologies seems destined to leave us with environments populated by low-cost and vulnerable devices whose makers don’t consider their wares valuable enough to maintain. From the article: “Offering a constant stream of security patches and updates to keep low-cost devices safe and functional for the long-term requires money. If vulnerabilities are discovered, patches or updates might be issued, but only in the first year or two. The vendor expectation is that users will need to buy a full replacement or live with the risks — not to mention that users are not very likely to manage patches and updates for non-critical devices.” In contrast to the kinds of managed networks we’re used to – with vendors […]

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