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Oct 22, 2018

Social engineering scams are often used by hackers who want to gain access to systems because technological security is so advanced. People tend to be much easier to manipulate, and many will give help to someone posing as a colleague or even an online advisor simply because it is the socially acceptable thing to do. In other words, people are much more vulnerable because, ironically, we want to help.

Oct 5, 2018

California governor Jerry Brown signed the “Security of Connected Devices” bill (SB-327) into law, which requires anyone manufacturing an Internet-connected device to set unique passwords or force users to change the password before they can use it.

Sep 19, 2018
IoT World Today

When sorting through surveys related to the subject of IoT security, Jeff Wilbur, technical director of the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) says he sees results all over the map. “I try to follow as many those surveys as I can.

Sep 17, 2018
the security ledger
Get (IoT) Smart

In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out.

Sep 5, 2018
CSO

Cybercrime damage is projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. That’s creating lots of demand for security protection—estimated at over $1 trillion cumulatively between 2017 and 2021.

Sep 4, 2018
Forbes

It’s common for companies to believe they’re safe from cyberattacks, but it isn’t always true.

Aug 17, 2018
ITProPortal

By Phil Celestini: With the increasing level of business transactions being put online and the rise of a new ecosystem of automated processes emerging from the IoT, the public internet has reached a tipping point that now presents a distinct systemic risk that companies must address more urgently.

Aug 14, 2018
The Hill

By Christine Runnegar, Internet Society, Opinion Contributor - In light of recent well-documented data breaches and privacy violations like those at Equifax and Facebook, there have been numerous reports that Internet companies are finally warming to United States federal privacy regulations after fending them off for years.

Jul 25, 2018
Network World

As consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices inevitably find their way into the workplace, IT pros need to isolate them from the rest of the enterprise network, perhaps on a network of their own, so they don’t become backdoors exploitable by attackers, according to the head of the Online Trust Alliance.

Jul 24, 2018
CNET

HTTP, one of the technologies that's made the World Wide Web work since Tim Berners-Lee invented the web more than 25 years ago, just got a big black mark by its name, thanks to Google's Chrome web browser. Google, Mozilla and other tech industry allies have been pushing websites everywhere to switch to the secure version, called HTTPS.

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