IoT Security is on everyone’s minds. Although no major IoT-related attacks were recorded in March, given the number of new vulnerabilities published it is safe to assume that IoT devices are faced with more threats than ever. We have carefully curated IoT Security news to highlight the threats and effort conducted to mitigate them.
Hacks, Exploits and Utter Catastrophes
It seems that more IoT Security and related vulnerabilities are being detected every day…
- Hajime Botnet Makes a Comeback With Massive Scan for MikroTik Routers
- Updates Released for Security Camera Dumpster Fire
- Vulnerability Discovered in MicroTik Routers firmware
- Security Camera Found Riddled with Bugs
- Yes, Amazon’s Alexa is laughing at you (and it’s a bug)
- Ransomware for Robots is the Next Big Security Nightmare
- Off-the-shelf Smart Devices Found Easy to Hack
Laws, Regulations and Standards
Governments and Regulators worldwide are pushing towards greater standardization of IoT security.
- Singapore government outlines its approach to IoT
- CPSC asks: How dangerous is the internet of things?
- BSI offers UK IoT Security stamp of approval
- UK government proposes IoT security and device labeling scheme
- France mulls manufacturer liability & open-sourcing, IoT industry on edge
- New Open Source Standard Hopes to Cure The Internet Of Broken Things Of Some Awful Security Practices
Crime, Punishment and Espionage
Since cybercriminals are easily exploiting IoT devices, it is not surprising that Nation-state hackers follow suit and utilize these devices for nefarious purposes as well.
- Cyber-Espionage Group Infects Victims Through MicroTik Routers
What’s Going On in the IoT security industry?
- New Gartner reports estimates that Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018
- Mining industry must strengthen IoT security warns report by EY
Research Report Shows IoT Adoption Is Increasing the Risk of Cybersecurity Attacks Against Utilities
- Report Shows Disparity Between IoT Adoption, Cybersecurity Readiness
- Two reports from the Royal Academy of Engineering reveal a critical need for systematic improvements in IoT security in key industries and identify how this can be achieved.
- Serious IoT data breach likely by 2020, say risk professionals
We’ve curated an events list of more than 30 upcoming events related to IoT and security.
What’s New at SecuriThings?
SecuriThings CEO, Roy Dagan, gave a keynote at the “Symposium on Securing the IoT” in San Francisco, in early March.
The crowd was comprised of industry experts, vendors and customers. The symposium was situated in San Francisco, a great location to present SecuriThings and discuss IoT security challenges.
Next month we will be traveling to Las Vegas, to attend the ISC west, the largest security industry trade show in the U.S.