A Field Guide to Understanding IoT Attacks from the Mirai Botnet to Its Modern Variants
The infamous Mirai IoT botnet was responsible for some of the largest and most distributive DDoS attacks in recent history. Commanding hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, it sent shock waves through the security marketplace...
Smart cities contain IT, OT and IIOT environments at different scales, which are dependent on each other at variant degrees, but not managed centrally. The Global Cyber Alliance will explore the systemic risk and legal/compliance challenges that come with securing smart city initiatives and how they can be addressed....
As the pace of technology innovation continues to quicken - including the ability to make payments via everything from Alexa to Facebook Messenger - risk-based security is imperative to maintain a frictionless customer experience, says Tim Ayling of Kaspersky Lab.
Digital transformation (DX) continues to drive growth across financial services firms, creating new opportunities to increase revenue and foster innovation. Cloud - whether public, private or a hybrid approach - is foundational to achieving DX objectives, as is secure, resilient and scalable network connectivity....
Many of the devices that go into so-called smart cities and buildings are not built to be secure, making it difficult for security operations centers to manage risk, warns Sarb Sembhi, CTO and CISO of Virtually Informed, who describes what needs to change.
Organizations are focused on protecting traditional devices - laptops, desktops - but at each one of those endpoints is a user who has at least one and typically more than one mobile device. You may also have devices in the field to interact with customers and prospects or use IoT tools. This means that about half of...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Kevin McDonald of the Mayo Clinic discussing how to secure connected medical devices. Plus, updates on the indictments of Chinese agents for hacking and the unveiling of the Financial Services Sector Cybersecurity Profile.
Kevin McDonald, director of clinical information security at Mayo Clinic, spells out several steps for helping to ensure the security of medical devices, stressing there's no "silver bullet" that can do the job. He'll be a speaker at ISMG's Healthcare Security Summit, to be held Nov. 13-14 in New York.
Two years after Mirai botnets first appeared, security researchers say telnet-targeting botnets are attempting to compromise internet of things devices by pummeling them with 1,065 different username/password combinations. Some of these attacks are designed to install Linux DDoS malware.
Smart buildings utilize a wide range of technology - everything from fire alarms to thermostats to CCTV cameras. Traditionally, all these technologies have been separated by the types of cables and management station, but now with advances in IoT, many of these technologies have converged onto the corporate network....
Cryptojackers and eavesdroppers are continuing to exploit a one-time zero-day flaw in unpatched MikroTik routers, despite a patch that's been available for six months as well as the actions of a vigilante "gray hat" hacker who's forcibly "fixed" 100,000 vulnerable routers.
With at least 20 billion new consumer devices set to be internet-connected by 2020, initiatives in the U.K. and California are trying to ensure that as many IoT devices as possible will be out-of-the-box secure, for starters by not shipping with default passwords.
Millions of internet-of-things devices made by the Chinese company Xiongmai and sold in stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart still have glaring security problems, a security consultancy warns. The findings come two years after the Mirai botnet targeted Xiongmai devices.
As new payment options continue to emerge via mobile phones and internet of things devices, the PCI Security Standards Council is broadening its security efforts, starting with a new standard for contactless payments coming early next year, says Troy Leach, PCI SSC's chief technology officer.
IoT devices are increasingly becoming a way to pay for goods and services, shifting the "internet of things" to the "internet of transactions." Gord Jamieson of Visa Canada discusses steps the card network is taking to ensure these payments are secure.