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Feb 16, 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
TechTarget

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
SDxCentral

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.

Feb 15, 2017
The Register

RSA USA We all know the vast majority of Internet-of-Things devices haven’t anything more than a fig leaf for protection. Now the unlikeliest of folks are calling for rules to improve IoT security: libertarians.

Feb 15, 2017
IT World Canada

SAN FRANCISCO — Governments have an obligation to quickly improve the cyber safety of the millions of industrial and consumer devices being sold and connected to the Internet, a panel of experts agree – they just can’t agree on how.  Spiezle, whose industry association that promote practices to encourage online trust, said IoT makers have given his group a number of reasons for not acting, including encrypting data is expensive and security

Jan 30, 2017
Third Certainty

Wearable devices—including fitness trackers—will be the top fitness trend of 2017, driving a rapidly growing number of consumers to collect, record and analyze their health-related metrics, according to an annual trend forecast by the American College of Sports Medicine. But bad actors are learning to weaponize the Internet of Things on a new, massive scale, and like most connected consumer devices, fitness trackers are not terribly secure.

Jan 30, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

President Donald Trump loves to tweet. He has millions of personal Twitter Inc. followers, his White House account shows signs of being just as popular and his  tweets frequently make news around the globe.

Jan 30, 2017

Cybercriminals are stealing data at an alarming rate. Both the number of breaches and the number of files stolen globally in these hacks rose dramatically to set a new record in 2016.

Jan 26, 2017
IT Business Edge

It seems like we are constantly talking about data breaches, but as a couple of recent studies show, we may be under-reporting their frequency and severity. The 2017 Cyber Incident & Breach Response Guide released by the Online Trust Alliance found that while data breaches have leveled off, other types of cyber incidents are “skyrocketing,” putting your customer data at even greater risk.

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