IoT Enterprise Risk Report


ForeScout recently released an IoT Enterprise Risk Report based on research from ethical hacker Samy Kamkar. Based on Kamkar’s findings, the report on IoT security issues could readily be renamed something like, “IoT: the bane of the enterprise environment,” or “IoT brings new meaning to the term ‘Enterprise Risk’.” The report discusses a significant number of negative findings [...]



By | December 19th, 2016|APT, Internet of Things, IoT, Malware, Persistent Threat, Security|0 Comments

The Top 5 IoT Lessons I Learned From Hollywood


In my last IoT blog, I talked about the history of IoT and the evolution of issues surrounding IoT devices. In this part of the series, we will expand on the issues around IoT and the data it collects. Research firms estimate that there will be between 20 billion and 30 billion IoT devices on Earth by 20201 and that they will [...]



Effective Security Requires a Change in Mindset and the Protection Paradigm


Nearly every day another successful breach is reported. In 2016 alone, organizations from major governmental agencies such as the IRS and Department of Defense, to major retailers including Wendy’s, have succumbed to attack. These organizations are not alone; every major business and governmental sector has been compromised. Large tech companies such as LinkedIn and Oracle, [...]



By | August 24th, 2016|APT, BYOD, IoT, Malware, Payments, Persistent Threat, Security|0 Comments

IoT Devices in the Network: Can you find them?


In the last year or so, the topic of Internet of Things (IoT) received a lot of attention. Both the concept of the topic and scope of what should be included in IoT changed dramatically in that time. The first commercialization of IoT were wearables such as GoogleGlass. Shortly thereafter came the next wave, with devices such [...]



By | August 10th, 2016|Endpoint Protection, Internet of Things, IoT, Security|0 Comments

Security, Visibility, Privacy: Pick Any Two?


Is it possible to have security and privacy? The question has been brought to a head recently, with the intense backlash to the US Transportation Security Administration’s more assertive passenger security checks – a reaction that seems likely to become only more heated with the coming of the busy holiday travel season. The issue for [...]



By | November 22nd, 2010|Security|0 Comments

A New Security Paradigm: HCIA


(Ed. Note: I've updated this post to incorporate some great feedback I've gotten on it already. I may well do so again to keep it fresh, as I expect to refer to this concept a lot...) In a recent post, I talked about the security value of IT management disciplines such as configuration and change [...]



By | November 10th, 2010|Security|0 Comments
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