Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?

Does IoT stand for “internet of threats”? One senator says it might soon, and warned that the internet of things could “pose a direct threat to economic prosperity, privacy and our nation’s security.” Indeed, security issues plaguing IoT devices have long been a concern, and last week congressional Democrats introduced a bill designed to help Read more about Is the U.S. finally about to take IoT security seriously?[…]

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Increase your network security: Deploy a honeypot

Have you ever wondered how a hacker breaks into a live system? Would you like to keep any potential attacker occupied so you can gather information about him without the use of a production system? Would you like to immediately detect when an attacker attempts to log into your system or retrieve data?  One way Read more about Increase your network security: Deploy a honeypot[…]

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48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery – Deal Alert

Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, and it accounts for over 72,000 cases of poisoning each year. Kidde calls their C3010D model “worry free” because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and a digital display that updates every 15 seconds. The unit will chirp when its reaching the ends Read more about 48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery – Deal Alert[…]

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How to speed up IoT deployment: Give each device an identity

Most enterprises are in the process of evaluating how the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect their organization, especially how devices targeted at the Enterprise of Things (EoT) will be deployed. Indeed, companies that deploy “things” need to worry about security, manageability, longevity/availability and robustness — unlike consumers who generally don’t concern themselves with such things. Read more about How to speed up IoT deployment: Give each device an identity[…]

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What is a firewall?

Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats. A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Research firm IDC estimates the firewall and related unified threat management market was a Read more about What is a firewall?[…]

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IDG Contributor Network: How smart cities can protect against IoT security threats

Smart cities, which were once confined to the realms of science fiction books, are rapidly becoming a reality all around the globe. Unfortunately, like all revolutionizing innovations, smart cities are developing their own unique challenges alongside of their perks. So what are industry insiders and tomorrow’s city planners doing to face these challenges? The security Read more about IDG Contributor Network: How smart cities can protect against IoT security threats[…]

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Oracle leverages machine learning to manage, secure enterprise systems

Oracle is not the first company that comes to mind when you think of enterprise security, but the company announced at its recent OpenWorld conference new products with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to quickly identify security threats. The company introduced two new sets of integrated suites called Oracle Identity Security Operations Center Read more about Oracle leverages machine learning to manage, secure enterprise systems[…]

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IoT can learn from smart-phone security

The massive growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices over the next one to three years should give us pause. As companies rush to get to market first, are we seeing a “dumbing down” of basic device principals that we have been working with for years, particularly enhanced security and privacy. With so many distinct Read more about IoT can learn from smart-phone security[…]

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Time to rethink how much customer data you store

Does the company you work for (or own) retain data on customers? Odds are pretty high that it does, at least in some form (often fairly extensively). It’s often attractive to do so for both marketing and functionality purposes. But here’s the thing, storing that data is probably a bad business decision. One that could Read more about Time to rethink how much customer data you store[…]

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