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The Department of Homeland Security is readying guidelines for securing the Internet of Things. (Image courtesy of PBS.)

Exclusive: DHS Readies Guidance for Securing Internet of Things

In-brief: The Department of Homeland Security is readying a set of security guidelines for Internet of Things device makers and for consumers that it will soon release, according to a senior official.

German automaker Volkswagen has teamed with three Israeli firms to form a joint venture focused on securing connected cars.

VW, Israeli Firm Team on Auto Cyber Security

In-brief: CYMOTIVE is the name of a new joint venture between Volkswagen and three Israeli firms. The new company will develop solutions to secure connected vehicles. 

Start-Up Claroty Has Eye On Industrial Control System Threats

Start-Up Claroty Has Eye On Industrial Control System Threats

In-brief: Claroty, an Israel-based start-up emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, unveiling a new platform that it claims will help owners of industrial control systems detect threats and attacks by sophisticated adversaries. 

the U.S. Justice Department has formed a threat analysis team to study potential national security challenges posed by self-driving cars, medical devices and other Internet-connected tools.

Justice Dept. studying national security threats of Internet of Things devices

Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department has formed a threat analysis team to study potential national security challenges posed by self-driving cars, medical devices and other Internet-connected tools. The new group’s goal is to secure the so-called “internet of things” from exploitation by “terrorist threats” and by others who might try to hack devices to cause loss of life or achieve political or economic gain, according to Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, head of the Justice Department’s national security division. The impetus for the team, which has been informally active for about six months, was an understanding that the internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks partly because it was not designed with security in mind, Carlin told Reuters, after announcing the group on Thursday at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance conference in Washington. Source: Justice Dept. group studying national security threats of internet-linked devices

A video released by MedSec and Muddy Waters purports to show a 'crash attack' on a St. Jude pacemaker. In a statement, St. Jude said the video shows the device behaving properly.

Short Sheet: Researchers Raise Doubts on St. Jude Device Hack

In-brief: The battle of words over the security of devices by St. Jude Medical continued on Tuesday, as researchers from University of Michigan raised questions about claims that security researchers had actually “crashed” implantable pace makers.