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Jul 24, 2018

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.

Jun 5, 2018
IoT Playbook

Advice for those new to the world of the Internet of Things is not hard to find. But rare is the advice that comes with the credibility of The Enterprise IoT Security Checklist from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA). After all, the Reston, Va.-based nonprofit is part of the Internet Society, which is home to the Internet Engineering Task Force.

May 11, 2018
Stacey on IoT

Was your Nest password stolen? Apparently the smart home company is notifying users that their Nest password may be vulnerable after it detected that a password breach from another site was affecting users of its site. Since Nest is in the home security business now, this makes tremendous sense. I don’t want someone hacking my cameras, my alarm system, or my Nest door lock.

May 10, 2018

Smarthome vendor did the right thing says the Internet Society. Nest, the Google-owned manufacturer of home automation devices best known for its smart thermostat, has warned a customer of a password breach, urging him to change it and deploy two-factor authentication (2FA).

Apr 28, 2018
Tom's Guide

Because you have to use your Google credentials to set up and use Google Home and many Google Assistant functions, a significant amount of your personal information falls under the umbrella of just one company.  "If you trust Google to take good care of your data in general, having it in one place versus all over the place is good," said Jeff Wilbur, director of the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance.

Apr 25, 2018

IoT device manufacturers face an array of challenges when thinking about securing their devices. On the heels of the RSA Conference, Threatpost’s Lindsey O’Donnell talks to Jeff Wilbur, director of the Online Trust Alliance, about the challenges that manufacturers face when securing IoT devices.

Apr 23, 2018
Network World

The consumerization of enterprise IoT: It turns out that in addition to the “enterprise grade” Internet of Things (IoT) devices they buy, corporate IT teams also have to deal with “consumer-grade” devices that may enter the company via a variety of channels, from non-IT company purchases to staff members bringing them in on their own.

Apr 21, 2018
The Register

To help stop breakins the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an offshoot of the Internet Society set up by the fathers of the internet Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, have released a checklist of what needs to be locked down on IoT devices to protect the network.

Apr 20, 2018
Network World

Here’s a handy list of tips that can help you avoid the most common mistakes that business IT pros make when bringing IoT devices onto enterprise networks. The Online Trust Alliance’s new list lays out 10 suggestions for using IoT tech in the enterprise without making the enterprise more vulnerable to security threats. The list centers on awareness and minimizing access to less-secure devices.

Apr 20, 2018
Stacey on IoT

We discussed this on the podcast (starts at ~6:45), but if you missed it, it’s worth looking at the new checklist published by the Online Trust Alliance covering enterprise IoT security.