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Kaspersky says malicious cyber attacks affecting nearly four in ten smart buildings

37.8% of computers used to control smart building automation systems were impacted by cyber attacks in the first half of 2019.

Most of the blocked threats are neither targeted, nor specific to building-based automation systems, meaning, it is ordinary malware regularly found on corporate networks, unrelated to automation systems. But the attacks bring side effects with potentially significant impact on the availability and integrity of automation systems.

Source: Kaspersky says malicious cyber attacks affecting nearly four in ten smart buildings – TechRepublic

The Data Behind Internet of Things: Threats, Ethics, and Regulation

The Internet of Things (IoT) allows devices, such as cars, lights, video cameras, and personal assistants like Amazon Alexa, to use connectivity to exchange data – often personal and sensitive data.

This article explores how IoT data can be used to prosecute criminal action, to carry out criminal acts, and how regulation can help clean up this complex landscape.

Read article: The Data Behind Internet of Things: Threats, Ethics, and Regulation – DATAVERSITY

UK Publishes Proposed Regulation for IoT Device Security

The United Kingdom’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on regulatory proposals regarding consumer Internet of Things (“IoT”) security.

The regulatory proposals envisage the introduction of a new IoT security label that will evidence connected devices conforming with the top three security requirements set out in the voluntary Code of Practice for Consumer Internet of Things Security

Source: UK Publishes Proposed Regulation for IoT Device Security

ENISA publishes report on Industry 4.0 Cybersecurity

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity ENISA is stepping up its efforts to foster cybersecurity for Industry 4.0 by publishing a new paper on ‘Challenges and Recommendations for Industry 4.0 Cybersecurity’.

ENISA lists high-level recommendations in order to facilitate the promotion and wider take-up of Industry 4.0 and relevant innovations in a secure manner. The recommendations are addressed to different key stakeholders groups.

Full report: Industry 4.0 – Cybersecurity Challenges and Recommendations

 

New laws should strengthen security across Internet of Things

New laws may soon be passed to improve the security of IoT gadgets, in the wake of an increasing number of hacking incidents taking place on favourite consumer devices.

New legislation designed to shore up protection may force such items to have their own unique password that users would have to key in before the gadgets can be activated.

The new laws, which have been launched by Digital Minister, Margot James, would also oblige manufacturers to install a new labelling system on IoT products to clearly inform consumers of the product’s safety levels.

Source: New laws should strengthen security across Internet of Things

How to achieve digital governance?

Digital governance is corporate oversight of technologies that use personal or sensitive information, make autonomous decisions or exercise human-like responsibilities. The concept addresses disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), connected devices (IoT, cars, ubiquitous sensors, etc), and machine learning.

To establish digital governance programmes, companies must:

  1. first structure themselves accordingly,
  2. have a full picture of what they are doing,
  3. create an organisational culture that values fair digital practices.

Full article: Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2019 | Global Practice Guides | Chambers and Partners

Europe introduces IoT Cybersecurity standard

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute has released a new cybersecurity standard for consumer Internet of Things devices in February 2019 (TS 103 645). These rules are intended to apply to consumer devices that are connected to network infrastructures.

The standard describes thirteen recommendations to realise the goal of ensuring safer IoT devices and to bridge the safety gap. The standard is not mandatory and remains a good practice document.

Source: Europe – Keeping your connected devices secure: Europe introduces IoT Cybersecurity standard

Legislation to improve cybersecurity of IoT devices introduced in Senate, House

Bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices will be introduced today in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements.

Source: Legislation to improve cybersecurity of Internet-of-Things devices introduced in Senate, House : Augusta Free Press

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Researchers are highlighting the insecure nature of Internet of Things devices in a report released Tuesday alleging a bevy of popular consumer connected devices sold at major retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy and are riddled with security holes and privacy issues.

In analyzing 12 different IoT devices, researchers with Dark Cubed and Pepper IoT reported security failures that ranged from a lack of encryption for data and missing encryption certificate validations.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

A new report found that a dozen connected devices are open to several security and privacy issues.

Researchers said they specifically analyzed devices’ privacy policy to understand where data is being shared; monitored traffic and communication patterns; collected full packet data for manual reviews of communications; and performed analyses of devices’ complementary Android applications.

Full article: Researchers Allege ‘Systemic’ Privacy, Security Flaws in Popular IoT Devices

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