Monthly IoT Security News Roundup, May 2018

//Monthly IoT Security News Roundup, May 2018

GDPR is finally here and IoT service providers are struggling to comply with privacy regulation. Multiple vulnerabilities and cyber attacks against routers, smart home and video surveillance systems are exposed and an old Botnet makes a comeback. Read it all at our monthly summary of IoT Security news.

Hacks, Exploits and Utter Catastrophes

There are so many new vulnerabilities, exploits and hacking attacks that we’ve had to break this section into subsections. It seems that any IoT device type is hackable and will be exploited at some point.

In the routers realm:

In the latest news regarding smart-home devices:

New video surveillance exploits published include:

IoT Security Laws, Regulations and Standards

Governments and Regulators are pushing towards greater standardization of IoT devices and security, with the European Union leading the charge.

  • The Dutch standards organization NEN has created an IoTS work group in order to address security and privacy issues in the growing IoT sector.

  • The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new kitemark for IoT devices, helping consumers make more informed decisions.

  • People’s smart homes stop working as GDPR introduction devolves into chaos.

  • GDPR legislation is expected to have a substantial impact on the IoT world.

IoT security trends

What’s New at SecuriThings?

As part of SecuriThings focus on providing cyber security for connected security devices, we will participate in two industry events in the coming month: Cyber:Secured Forum, June 4-6, Denver, Colorado, and IFSEC, 19-21 June 2018, London UK.


To schedule your 1:1 meeting contact us at:  [email protected]

Yours, The SecuriThings Team

2018-10-23T09:31:38+02:00 May 31st, 2018|