In-brief: detecting anomalous behavior is a necessary part of incident response – but it’s also harder than it sounds, argues Alan Hall of BlueCoat Systems in this commentary.
In-brief: GE Healthcare’s Chief Technology Officer said his company is modeling its product security program on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing program – and tapping the Redmond company for experts to help them do it.
In-brief: Steve Lohr at The New York Times had an interesting piece on security for the Internet of Things this week, noting that Internet of Things security poses a challenge to civilization. Steve Lohr at The New York Times had an interesting piece on security for the Internet of Things this week, which I’ve linked to. From the article: The optimistic outlook is that the internet of things will be an enabling technology that will help make the people and physical systems of the world — health care, food production, transportation, energy consumption — smarter and more efficient. The pessimistic outlook? Hackers will have something else to hack. And consumers accustomed to adding security tools to their computers and phones should expect to adopt similar precautions with internet-connected home appliances. “If we want to put networked technologies into more and more things, we also have to find a way to make […]
In brief: A flaw in a wearable insulin pump sold by Johnson & Johnson has the potential to allow a malicious actor to force the device to administer doses of insulin to a patient without their knowledge.
In-brief: More than 100,000 infected, Internet connected cameras played a part in giant denial of service attacks against a security news website last week. It’s not the first time such devices have been used to attack.