IoT Agenda:

Botnet

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February 8, 2018  1:50 PM

How IoT botnets affect the ‘internet of money,’ cryptocurrency

James Warner Profile: James Warner
Big Data, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Bot, Botnet, Bots, Cryptocurrency, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

In case you haven't heard about the term "cryptocurrency" yet, I would like to tell you about this "internet of money," or IoM. Cryptocurrency is an encrypted decentralized digital currency exchanged through blockchain with a process called mining.

January 24, 2018  10:17 AM

Why it’s critical enterprises address the IoT security blind spot

Nadir Izrael Profile: Nadir Izrael
Access control, Botnet, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, malware, patching

Organizations of all types are facing an emerging security threat in the internet of things -- a security threat they have yet to come to grips with. The rapid adoption of connected devices, like webcams, printers, smart watches, HVAC systems, headsets, medical devices and others, has led to a...


November 27, 2017  10:23 AM

The rise of IoT-based Hivenets: How we respond

Derek Manky Profile: Derek Manky
Attack surface, Botnet, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, security in IOT, Segmentation, swarm

In part one of this two-part article, we saw how the new advances of AI and predictive software have created a new paradigm for how computing resources are used via swarm technology. With...


November 21, 2017  12:36 PM

Confidence in IoT security is low

Gorav Arora Gorav Arora Profile: Gorav Arora
Botnet, Encryption, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, security in IOT, survey

News recently emerged of a new botnet, dubbed Reaper, that has infected thousands of webcams, security cameras and DVRs. Although it was later reported not to be...


November 20, 2017  11:42 AM

The rise of IoT-based Hivenets

Derek Manky Profile: Derek Manky
Botnet, cybercriminals, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, security in IOT

Over the past few years, we have seen the development of predictive software using artificial intelligence techniques. The latest advances in these sorts of tools employ swarm technology to use massive databases of expert knowledge, comprised of billions of constantly updated bits of data, to make...


November 13, 2017  3:57 PM

IoTroop targets vulnerable devices in massive botnet buildup

Asaf Ashkenazi Profile: Asaf Ashkenazi
Authentication, Botnet, DDOS, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, security in IOT

A massive botnet like IoTroop (aka Reaper) doesn't coalesce overnight. Rather, botnets are formed over time, stealthily concealed from law enforcement officials and public attention. This is because botnets cannot be effectively exploited until they have reached critical mass by hijacking a...


September 26, 2017  10:01 AM

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017: The pros and cons from a hacker

Ersin Domangue Profile: Ersin Domangue
Botnet, Consumer IoT, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, DMCA, Enterprise IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, malware, manufacturers, nist, security in IOT, vulnerability management

Most of you have heard of the internet of things, the catchall phrase for common devices, such as routers, cameras, printers, refrigerators, door locks and so on, that have been enabled by their manufacturers to be controlled or to communicate over the internet. Most of you have also probably...


September 15, 2017  11:06 AM

How much risk does IoT create for your business?

Pedro Abreu Profile: Pedro Abreu
Botnet, DDOS, Denial of Service, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, security in IOT

It is estimated that there will be 30 billion connected devices by 2020, according to leading industry analysts. Manufacturers are creating devices to streamline everything we do -- from our personal lives with workouts and grocery shopping to our professional environment with conference calls and...


August 9, 2017  1:22 PM

Mirai and Amnesia: Early lessons in attacks against IoT, part two

Christopher Budd Profile: Christopher Budd
attack, attack detection, Botnet, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, security in IOT

I recently published part one in this series, which examined the Mirai botnet attacks of late 2016. For part two, I'd like to take a closer look at the


August 1, 2017  11:15 AM

Mirai and Amnesia: Early lessons in attacks against IoT, part one

Christopher Budd Profile: Christopher Budd
Botnet, cybersecurity, DDOS, Internet of Things, iot, security in IOT, WannaCry

Since the early days of the internet of things, those of us who work in the world of vulnerabilities and threats have been warning about the risks associated with IoT. When the


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