Month: November 2016
The world has been rudely awakened to the dangers posed by unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed in the billions. A botnet comprised largely of IoT devices, dubbed Mirai by its creators, unexpectedly struck on October 21st with a massive denial of service attack that took down some of the biggest Internet sites in the world. Shortly thereafter, the perpetrator s released the source code for Mirai, meaning that almost anyone can follow-up the main assault with attacks of their own.Read More
The rise of global economy and the emergence of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology have produced great efficiencies and innovation. Nowhere is this more evident than in information and communications technology, which has undergone a revolution in the past two decades. The current global ecosystem provides lower costs, interoperability, and flexibility to manufacturers and their customers, but it also has introduced a new tier of security challenges.
An organization’s products are only as reliable as the components and materials that go into them. Its information systems and the data they contain are likewise only as secure as the systems they are networked with. Each link is a potential point of compromise by advertisers. This makes the job of securing and managing risk a critical part of enterprise security.Read More