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IoT, iot security, botnet, pki iot, government

Another IoT botnet Torii exploits weak credentials – don’t let your organization be a victim

Mirai, the first IoT botnet which was discovered in 2016 took down popular websites and services including Twitter, Airbnb and Netflix. Since then we were introduced to more advanced versions of ...
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Security, Data, IoT, GDPR

3 weeks to go: Have you considered the impact of IoT on GDPR?

We are in the GDPR home straight with the finish line in sight. However, that thing we see is not the finish line but the deadline. We are now only weeks away from the inception of the new GDPR ...
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IoT, iot security, blockchain, RSA

Is the #RSA security bubble bursting?

Is the #RSA security bubble bursting?
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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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Security, IoT, 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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encryption, IoT, DDOS, iot security, botnet, Persirai, Mirai, automated password management

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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Security, IoT, strategy, boardroom

IoT security: a boardroom concern

Is cyber security an IT issue? Well – yes and no. Sure, the technical understanding of what needs to be done, how and why will always ultimately lie with a technology specialist, but the strategic ...
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Security, IoT, authentication, pki, device identity

How PKI has evolved to solve the IoT security issue

We all know that the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) brings with it some significant security challenges. How can a vastly proliferating ecosystem of connected devices, many of them too small ...
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Security, IoT, authentication, Identity, IAM

Top 4 takeaways from IoT World Conference

Device Authority visited the IoT World conference in Santa Clara last week, which brings together hundreds of companies and leaders in the IoT space. As a team, we had a number of meetings with ...
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