Securing IoT Networks

Credit to Author: William “Bill” Malik (CISA VP Infrastructure Strategies)| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:28:10 +0000

The typical enterprise has more than 500 applications in place.Q: How do you segment a mesh? A: You can’t. Legacy IoT devices, Industrial Control Systems with custom networking, are exceptionally difficult to secure. Typically, these devices contain only enough compute capabilities to support their primary operational function. They have limited memory, low power, constrained CPU resources, and very little network bandwidth. They do not…

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Securing Our Connected Car Future with Panasonic

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:30:05 +0000

There are few more exciting frontiers of the Internet of Things (IoT) than connected cars. Gartner predicts that there will be 61 million vehicles with built-in connectivity on our roads by 2020. But as we drive ever closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are a commonplace sight, we must be alert to the implications…

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The medium voltage switchgear of the future is here

Credit to Author: Lucas Icandri| Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:20:37 +0000

The 21st century has brought us many innovations. One that’s having a big impact on everyday life is the internet of things (IoT) – smart objects that can connect to… Read more »

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New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:11:30 +0000

Companies around the globe are scrambling to comply with new European privacy regulations that take effect a little more than three months from now. But many security experts are worried that the changes being ushered in by the rush to adhere to the law may make it more difficult to track down cybercriminals and less likely that organizations will be willing to share data about new online threats. On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. The law, enacted by the European Parliament, requires technology companies to get affirmative consent for any information they collect on people within the European Union. Organizations that violate the GDPR could face fines of up to four percent of global annual revenues.

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Follow the Leader in Facility Optimization

Credit to Author: Tracy L. Courtemanche| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:47:14 +0000

If your job is facility management, you’ve noted the accelerated pace of change. Tech and software innovation have pushed past simply managing energy consumption. The rise of the Internet of… Read more »

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Data Privacy in the Age of IoT

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:06:53 +0000

On Data Privacy Day, January 28th, we should have all taken a few moments to think more carefully about safeguarding our personal data, staying safe online, and improving our privacy habits. Just what does that mean in the age of IoT — the Internet of Things? In previous years, cyber threats mostly consisted of ransomware,…

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The IoT convergence: making buildings more efficient and reliable

Credit to Author: Barry Coflan| Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:00:36 +0000

The UN weather agency recently announced that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed in 2016, meaning that rapid cuts to CO2 and other greenhouse gases are… Read more »

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Expert: IoT Botnets the Work of a ‘Vast Minority’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:38:52 +0000

In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments and guilty pleas by three men in the United States responsible for creating and using Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured “Internet of Things” or IoT devices like security cameras and digital video recorders for use in large-scale cyberattacks. The FBI and the DOJ had help in their investigation from many security experts, but this post focuses on one expert whose research into the Dark Web and its various malefactors was especially useful in that case. Allison Nixon is director of security research at Flashpoint, a cyber intelligence firm based in New York City. Nixon spoke with KrebsOnSecurity at length about her perspectives on IoT security and the vital role of law enforcement in this fight.

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Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:36:24 +0000

Most readers here have likely heard or read various prognostications about the impending doom from the proliferation of poorly-secured “Internet of Things” or IoT devices. Loosely defined as any gadget or gizmo that connects to the Internet but which most consumers probably wouldn’t begin to know how to secure, IoT encompasses everything from security cameras, routers and digital video recorders to printers, wearable devices and “smart” lightbulbs. Throughout 2016 and 2017, attacks from massive botnets made up entirely of hacked IoT devices had many experts warning of a dire outlook for Internet security. But the future of IoT doesn’t have to be so bleak. Here’s a primer on minimizing the chances that your IoT things become a security liability for you or for the Internet at large.

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How do you get the most out of your equipment and increase your OEE?

Credit to Author: Keith Chambers| Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:28:44 +0000

In the world of F&B, investment budgets are tight and ROI is carefully assessed, especially for CAPEX heavy projects. At the same time, companies must meet expanding demand in areas such as… Read more »

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IoT for Power Distribution: taking reliability and efficiency to new

Credit to Author: Estelle Barré| Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:00:55 +0000

Dire predictions about energy and the environment continue to make news, including the report from the U.S. energy forecasting agency. The agency projects that, despite gains in energy efficiency, global… Read more »

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