The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?

A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can help. According to an article by the BBC, the United Kingdom’s Digital Minister Margot James is proposing legislation to introduce a new labelling system to show customers how secure an IoT product is. In order to … More The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?

Siegeware: When criminals take over your smart building

Siegeware is what you get when cybercriminals mix the concept of ransomware with building automation systems: abuse of equipment control software to threaten access to physical facilities. Imagine you are the person in charge of operations for a property company that manages a dozen buildings in a number of cities. What would you do if … More Siegeware: When criminals take over your smart building

Japan to probe citizens’ IoT devices in the name of security

Smart devices were targeted by more than one-half of cyberattacks detected in the country in 2017. Japan has approved a plan to test the security of around 200 million Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in the country in a bid to beef up their cyber-resilience, according to a report by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World. Armed with lists … More Japan to probe citizens’ IoT devices in the name of security

Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

In our final report from CES we take a look at smart city initiatives. This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT securitypreviously, the technologies surrounding transportation are converging; … More Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

GreyEnergy: Updated arsenal of one of the most dangerous threat actors

ESET research reveals a successor to the infamous BlackEnergy APT group targeting critical infrastructure, quite possibly in preparation for damaging attacks. Recent ESET research has uncovered details of the successor of the BlackEnergy APT group, whose main toolset was last seen in December 2015 during the first-ever blackout caused by a cyberattack. Around the time … More GreyEnergy: Updated arsenal of one of the most dangerous threat actors