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 […]
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Brad Johnson is Vice President of SystemExperts Corporation and has been a leader of the company since 1995. He has participated in seminal industry initiatives including the Open Software Foundation (OSF), X/Open, the IETF, and has published many articles on open systems, Internet security, security architecture, ethical hacking and web application security.
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90 percent of what we do to help people get better security is focusing on straight-forward common sense and having consistent policies and procedures. To be good at what we do, we always work to make things as simple as possible for our customers because we recognize human behavior, and it is so much easier […]
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 […]
Other than the technology itself of an IoT device and the service it provides, the single most important characteristic that will define either success or failure, no matter what the size of the business, will be the security of that device. The IoT is only in its infancy and yet there have already been an […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’d like to pose a question: What do you think the security implications of connecting various popular IoT consumer electronic devices is? A) No harder than it was for other new devices like laptops, wireless connections and smartphones, or B) No easier than it was for previous new devices. The answer is both and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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