Post Tagged with: "hardware"

GAO Warns On Cost, Danger of Prehistoric Tech

May 26, 2016 18:210 comments
The U.S. Government is dangerously dependent on old and outdated hardware and software, some dating to the 1960s.

In-brief: The U.S. Government spends the lion’s share of its IT budget maintaining legacy technology, some of it 30 and 40 years old. That trend is getting worse and depressing investment in newer technology, a report by the Government Accountability Office warns. 

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With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

May 19, 2016 12:130 comments
With $20m in Funding, IoT Startup Afero Talks Up Security

In-brief: Afero, a startup offering a platform for Internet of Things devices, scored a $20.3 million Series A financing round, in part by promising a scalable Internet of Things platform that doesn’t skimp on security. 

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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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Expert: FDA Cyber Guidance For Medical Devices Needs More Work

April 25, 2016 11:060 comments
The FDA's pending guidance for post market cyber security needs more work to be effective says University of Michigan Professor Kevin Fu.

In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of healthcare environments.

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NHTSA Drafting Cyber Security Guidelines for Light Vehicles

April 15, 2016 12:340 comments
NHTSA Drafting Cyber Security Guidelines for Light Vehicles

In-brief: The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is drafting cyber security guidelines for light vehicles, the agency’s first major initiative exclusively focused on the security of connected cars.

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