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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

Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

Research released today, reveals that only around half (48%) of businesses can detect if any of their IoT devices suffers a breach, despite companies having an increased focus on IoT security. The research by Gemalto found that spending on protection has grown (from 11% of IoT budget in 2017 to 13% now) and nearly all (90%) believing it is a big consideration for customers.

Full article: Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

Cybersecurity in 2019

While you prepare your defenses against the next big thing, also pay attention to the longstanding threats that the industry still hasn’t put to rest.

Will 2019 be the year we see a nation-state take down a large-scale industrial installation? How much of the world’s cryptocurrency will be mined by hackers using unsuspecting endpoints? What kind of damage can we expect from well-intentioned but misguided vigilantes? And what does it all mean to you?

Full article: Cybersecurity in 2019: From IoT & Struts to Gray …

Drones, DNA and data: please don’t give the gift of privacy invasion

What could be wrong with giving a shiny, new Facebook Portal or a fun DNA kit for the holidays? Guardian lists the the gifts with unintended consequences your friends and family will be better off.

Full article: Drones, DNA and data: please don’t give the gift of privacy invasion | Technology | The Guardian

AI, IoT, and edge computing drive cybersecurity concerns for 2019

As companies adopt emerging technologies, the cyber risk landscape is set to grow larger in the new year, according to a Forcepoint report. 2018 saw many large-scale data breaches, but 2019 will shift to more widespread, integrated cybersecurity concerns. Industrial IoT disruption, phishing attacks, and edge computing present some of the largest areas of cybersecurity risks.

Full article: AI, IoT, and edge computing drive cybersecurity concerns for 2019 – TechRepublic

This tech aims to prevent incidental facial captures from IoT devices

The internet of things is virtually everywhere. Billions of IoT devices are deployed to monitor people through CCTVs, capture police footage from a body cameras and to see what products people gravitate toward when they shop. As the IoT continues to become all-encompassing, those devices stand to gather plenty of images.

Full article: This tech aims to prevent incidental facial captures from IoT devices

Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

Business stakeholders and CIOs in both B2B and B2C environments are planning and deploying IoT solutions to power digital transformation initiatives to revolutionize customer relationships, enhance operations, and differentiate products. IoT deployment momentum brings challenges. Firms must identify strategies and methods to secure, manage, and support the rapidly growing number of smart, connected IoT devices and solutions. Forrester has released its annual predictions for the internet of things in 2019.

Full summary: Predictions 2019: The Internet Of Things

Controlling our health data before it controls us

As smart devices in health care evolve, the line between human and machine is blurring — and creating new concerns about consumer safety and privacy rights.  High-tech health care solutions are part of an emerging sector of medical technologies that monitor personal health data by essentially connecting your body to the Internet. We should consider establishing rules to govern the legal, privacy and ethical issues that are already arising from smart medical and biometric devices.

Full article: Controlling our health data before it controls us – The Washington Post

Internet Of Things: Major Security Issues and Their Possible Solutions

Internet of things security and privacy issues is one of the hottest topics in the industry. And it is as popular as it is divisive. Although a lot of experts support the development and evolution of connected smart devices, you would be surprised how many tech specialists think that the idea is doomed to fail. Their skepticism is not groundless.

In order to make IoT more secure, we need to be informed about its problems and their solutions. So, here are some of the most common concerns experts have about security and privacy in IoT.

Full article: Internet Of Things: Major Security Issues and Their Possible Solutions | SoftMediaLab

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