If you like Sci-Fi movies you can probably name a couple of films where robots went rogue. People have worried about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots for decades now. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows more popular it brings a whole new debate to the table. Is it safe?
By 2025 there will be more than 55 million internet-connected devices, leaving the potential for millions of unsecured access points in businesses, homes and cities. To lead the industry toward an ultimately safer IoT ecosystem, the Secure Technology Alliance will host a half-day IoT security boot camp this October for non-technical business professionals who are designing or deploying internet-connected devices.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which will host a conference in February on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), has announced the organization will employ an Internet of Things approach concerning “mission critical” applications such as transportation, public safety and utilities.
IoT Payments 2017, a Secure Technology Alliance event, took place last month with sessions covering the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving secure, seamless IoT payments.
The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the payments industry. Consumers are ready for IoT payments. The Secure Technology Alliance is ready to take the lead. We’ve created IoT Payments 2017, the one conference bringing together financial executives, device and application providers, and retail experts for a detailed look into the evolving intersection of payments and IoT.
A new bill, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, has been proposed to improve the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things (IoT) in government.
IoT devices are potential entry points to wider IoT ecosystems, making security essential. The Secure Technology Alliance’s IoT Security Council recently published a white paper called “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications,” which outlines how to use embedded hardware to secure IoT applications.
Embedded hardware security can help secure IoT devices. But because IoT ecosystems involve a multitude of IoT devices and have the potential to be complex, the process of securely onboarding, configuring, updating, and operating devices must be taken into account across device categories and industries.
In 2016, the Internet of Things crossed the six billion mark, with healthcare, smart city, consumer electronics, industrial, payments and numerous other verticals developing services and products that rely on an IoT infrastructure. But where’s the protection plan for IoT? You can’t buy a warranty against security breaches.
A cascading string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks—most recently taking down parts of hundreds of sites including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit and The New York Times—has demonstrated record-breaking volumes that are overwhelming website defenses. The four-fold growth in attack size over the last year is being driven by hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices hackers are adding to their botnets, according to industry sources.