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Mar 8, 2017

According to the Online Trust Alliance, Internet of Things security risks are similar in many respects to the growing problem of global warming and climate change. Both challenges can only be solved by multiple groups working together with a shared responsibility model.

Mar 8, 2017

WikiLeaks this week published a trove of documents that appears to detail how the Central Intelligence Agency successfully hacked a wide variety of tech products, including iPhones, Android devices, Wi-Fi routers and Samsung televisions.  That’s just about every major category of consumer electronics. So what does that mean for you if you own one — or several — of these gadgets?

Mar 8, 2017
Ecommerce Times

The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released a report calling for businesses, consumers and government to share responsibility for ensuring that Internet of Things devices are not weaponized. Issued in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the report outlines actions that businesses, consumers and government can take to ensure the security, privacy and vitality of IoT devices.

Mar 7, 2017
ZD Net

Failing to tackle the insecurity of the Internet of Things could lead to the technology's weaponization, resulting in irreversible consequences .

Feb 28, 2017
NBC News

It seems that smart products aren't quite smart enough to disconnect from the original owner when they're sold. We enjoy being able to access our cars and household devices, such as door locks, security systems, garage doors and thermostats, from anywhere — but companies are not thinking about what happens if that device is re-sold.

Feb 21, 2017

“Drones scare the crap out of me,” says Chase Cunningham, Ph.D., A10 Networks’ director of cyber operations in an interview at RSA. “If I were a bad guy, I would go get a whole bunch of drones in front of an aircraft when it is landing. Imagine if you had 10 or 20 drones sucked into a jet. That’s it.

Feb 18, 2017
mLex market insight

As the Internet increasingly collides with the world of physical things in the form of connected cars, cameras and billions of other programmable household devices, regulators and lawmakers need to learn how to create hybrid rules that protect not just consumers’ privacy and data security, but also their physical safety.

Feb 16, 2017
USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO — Realtor Chad Curry recently talked to a home buyer who worried there was something wrong with the furnace in her new house. Every time she set the thermostat to 70º, it reset itself to 80º. Some sleuthing finally revealed the problem — the former owner’s new house was cold and he kept trying to get the heat to go on by turning up the temperature using the app on his phone.

Feb 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- While most of the attendees supported regulation as a necessary part of taming the security threats raised by the IoT, the experts on the panel titled " Internet of Insecurity: Can Industry Solve It or Is Regulation Required?" hashed out the details.On the panel were Bruce Schneier, CTO at IBM Resilient and Olaf Kolkman, CTO for the Internet Society with moderator Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of the

Feb 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Regulation of the Internet of Things (IoT) might not sound attractive, but security experts speaking at the RSA Conference Wednesday said it’s not a bad idea. What the industry has to accept is that regulations are inevitable at this point, said Bruce Schneier, adjunct lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.