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Jan 11, 2017
Data Breach Today

Internet-of-things vendors beware: The complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission against router and camera manufacturer D-Link could signal the start of a long-term battle to fix systemic industry problems.  D-Link left doors open in its products for hackers through poor security practices, the FTC alleges in a five-count complaint filed in federal court on San Francisco.

Jan 7, 2017
Security Ledger

The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicked off this week in Las Vegas – the show’s 50th year and bigger than ever. Some 3,800 companies are on hand, more than 100,000 attendees and 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.  Smart devices designed to be connected to the Internet of Things are all the rage again this year.

Jan 6, 2017
IoT Evolution

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its updated IoT Trust Framework at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This new version of the Framework serves as a product development and risk assessment guide for developers, purchasers and retailers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Jan 6, 2017
IT World Canada

Internet-connected devices should ship with reasonably current software and/or on first boot push automatic updates to address any known critical vulnerabilities, says a new version of an industry recommended list of best practices for lifecycle security of the Internet of Things.

Jan 5, 2017
eWeek

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announces IoT Home Inspector Challenge, while the Online Trust Alliance aims to improve security with a new version of the IoT Trust Framework. The emerging internet of things (IoT) world is rapidly taking shape and with it have come a host of security related concerns and challenges.

Jan 5, 2017
Politico Morning Cybersecurity

The Online Trust Alliance wants to make it easy for internet of things device-makers to build secure, reliable products. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the group released an update to its IoT Trust Framework, which adds new steps that manufacturers should take to improve privacy, user access management and security alerts.

Jan 5, 2017
HelpNetSecurity

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its updated IoT Trust Framework. Serving as a product development and risk assessment guide for developers, purchasers and retailers of Internet of things (IoT) devices, the Framework is the foundation for future IoT certification programs. OTA’s goal is to highlight devices and companies that demonstrate a commitment to device lifecycle security and embrace responsible privacy practices.

Dec 12, 2016
SC Magazine

Sometimes it takes a monumental event for an industry to change. The Target hack during the holiday season of 2013 – in which some 40 million credit card numbers were stolen – changed people's attitudes about security forever. And the same holds true with the attack on DNS provider Dyn last October: Internet of Things (IoT) devices were compromised and turned into bots that slowed access and, in some cases, shut down frequently visited website.

Dec 9, 2016
Boston Globe

‘Staging” — the process of spiffing up a house to prepare it for sale — usually involves a new coat of paint or some classy-looking rented furniture, but these days a seller hoping to move a property fast for the best possible price might want to consider giving the house a brain transplant.  Meanwhile, people who are selling smart homes are beginning to realize they need to hit the reset button on gadgets that might contain passwords and oth

Nov 23, 2016
Internet Society

The Internet Society has today released the findings from its 2016 Global Internet Report in which 59 percent of users admit they would likely not do business with a company which had suffered a data breach1.

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