Entries by Brad Johnson

Can Additional Legislation Improve IoT Security

I was recently asked if increased legislation could help improve IoT security, and how it will affect the IT department. Here’s my response: Legislation can absolutely help IoT security by ensuring that manufacturers follow common core principles, strategies and infrastructure. The Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is an example of how legislation can compel manufacturers […]

Tips to Protect Against Ransomware

Following the Wannacry outbreak, we were reading about another attack, called Adylkuzz. Both cyberthreats rely on a Windows bug that was patched on March 14 and only affect PCs that haven’t installed the latest version of Microsoft’s software updates. In light of this news, I thought it would be timely to talk about some common sense […]

IoT Security Nightmares

At the same time that consumers and manufacturers are getting excited about the potential opportunities, capabilities, and revenue that the Internet of Things (IoT) enhanced devices can offer, many are already starting to understand the frightening lack of essential security functionality and the potentially overwhelming opportunities for exploitation. The IoT is only in its infancy […]

What Exactly Does the Future of IoT Security Hold?

Picking up on the conversation from my previous post, the Internet of Things continues to pose challenges for many manufactures as they now have to think about network security for new versions of their products. One of the worries about the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that many of the manufactures that […]

Cybersecurity by Segregation

With recent news of Singapore disconnecting its government networks from internet access, and now requiring civil servants to use separate computers, I was asked to comment on the security issues this cybersecurity segregation will cause. Deciding to disconnect from the Internet is clearly a difficult decision and more than likely a result of a reaction […]

IoT Hidden Security Risks

While the security of IoT devices is a growing area of concern for the enterprise, the biggest IoT risk for businesses is if they decide to react to IoT issues rather than plan and prepare for them. Everybody knows that the earlier in a cycle you can deal with a problem, the less expensive it […]