Post Tagged with: "privacy"

Will MAC Address leaking pose a privacy risk for IoT?

November 11, 2015 18:180 comments
The expansion of the Internet of Things will compound privacy risks to individuals.

In-brief: privacy researchers warn that the media access control (MAC) addresses that identify connected devices pose a serious privacy risk to individuals: allowing would-be attackers or businesses to collect a wealth of data about an individual’s movements, activities and preferences.

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What will it take to secure the Internet of Things?

November 6, 2015 17:000 comments
Cooperation between information security experts and device makers is critical to improve security on the Internet of Things.

  In-brief: progress on securing the Internet of Things requires makers and security experts to compromise and learn to work together, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer.*

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Survey: Boards Bracing For Cyber Lawsuits, Regulation

November 5, 2015 08:300 comments
A survey by Veracode and NYSE finds growing board room concern about cyber risk and liability. (Image courtesy of Veracode.)

In-brief: Corporate boards are bracing for lawsuits and increased government regulation related to cyber incidents such as hacks and data theft, according to a survey of board members conducted by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Governance Services and the security firm Veracode. 

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Fed CIO’s Security Sprint Ends with Long To-Do List

November 3, 2015 17:390 comments
A massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment forced the company back on 1990s era technology including faxes and face to face communications, according to a report on TechCrunch.

In-brief: In a 21-page memorandum posted on the White House website, the Obama Administration identified its top cyber security priorities. Among them: identifying high value information and assets on government networks, responding to cyber incidents in a timely manner and finding and keeping qualified information security staff. Its a list that one leading security expert says sounds worryingly familiar to earlier federal nostrums.

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