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medical iot, Healthcare, connected devices, authentication, Security

Securing IoT Medical Devices – Benefits, Challenges, Requirements and Guidelines

Connected medical devices help improve patient health in many ways, such as allowing doctors to adjust implanted devices without resorting to dangerous invasive procedures, transmitting vital medical ...
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blockchain, iot security, device identity

Device Authority makes Blockchain IoT ready

The importance of protecting Identity, Integrity and Data security policies of participating IoT nodes in the Blockchain network  A blockchain network is only as secure as its infrastructure  
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botnet, malware, iot devices, iot security

Okiru puts Billions of IoT devices at risk – How to ensure IoT devices do not fall victim

As predicted, botnet enabled malware attacks continue. The latest discovered is Okiru (meaning Wake Up in Japanese).  Okiru has the potential to reach BILLIONS of Internet of Things (IoT) devices due ...
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iot security, medical iot, industrial iot

CEO Corner: What will happen in 2018 for IoT?

It’s the start of a new year, and while everyone has reflected on 2017, emphasis is on making an even bigger impact in 2018 for the whole IoT ecosystem: IoT platforms, certificate authorities, device ...
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IoT, iot security, regulation, legislation

Security Recommendations for IoT – Are you ready for 2018?

Last month (November 2017), the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published a report on ‘Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT in the context of Critical ...
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IoT, Security, iot security, botnet

Satori IoT botnet with zero-day powers and over 280,000 bots in 12 hours. Protect your IoT devices NOW

Back in October 2016 we experienced the Mirai botnet malware, which leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – usually guessing the default passwords which manufacturer’s ship ...
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IoT, iot security, botnet, reaper, malware

Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves Millions of Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

Back in October 2016 we experienced Mirai, which took down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai leveraged the use of weak credentials, particularly passwords – ...
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pki, certificate management, pki iot, iot security

Automated PKI is the foundation for IoT Security

Internet of Things (IoT) brings new security challenges introduced by the scale and pace of adoption, as well as the physical consequences of compromised security. The recent DDoS attacks carried out ...
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IoT, iot security, botnet, Persirai, Mirai, automated password management, DDOS, encryption

First Mirai, now Persirai – how do you protect IoT devices from botnets?

Back in October 2016 we experienced the Mirai botnet malware, which had its fair share of press coverage after taking down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Mirai ...
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iot security

Sky’s the limit with IoT security risk as Government called on to intervene

The IoT delivers compelling economic and social benefits. It presents great opportunities for the private sector and federal agencies but the scale of security and operational challenges is a big ...
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