IoT Agenda:

Botnet

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May 18, 2018  3:59 PM

Defending the internet of things at machine speed

Anthony Giandomenico Anthony Giandomenico Profile: Anthony Giandomenico
Authentication, Botnet, Fortinet, Internet of Things, iot, IoT data, IoT devices, iot security, patching, security in IOT, threats, vulnerabilities

While the first generation of the internet was primarily focused on connecting people to people via primarily static networks, IoT enables devices to communicate directly with each other across meshed and dynamically expanding networked environments. When combined with increasing levels of device...

May 10, 2018  3:05 PM

Why enterprise IoT security is critical

Bodil Josefsson Profile: Bodil Josefsson
Botnet, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, security in IOT

It was just over a year ago when the Mirai botnet made its dramatic debut on the world stage. After initially flooding a security journalist's website with traffic, it went on...


March 29, 2018  1:00 PM

Use software composition analysis to secure the industrial IoT

Eric Free Eric Free Profile: Eric Free
Bill of Materials, Botnet, IIoT, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, malware, Software

Earlier this year, botnets attacked networked security cameras, shining a light on the vulnerability concerns around industrial systems and the industrial IoT. As with any device connected to the internet, these types of devices have characteristics that make them a compelling target for botnet...


March 14, 2018  11:18 AM

Maintaining the focus on IoT cybersecurity in 2018

Richard Blech Profile: Richard Blech
Authentication, Botnet, cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, patching, Ransomware

Despite the attention placed on improving IoT device security, it still remains a weak link. Most of these devices do not have basic security capabilities, and when they do there's often a configuration problem that renders it vulnerable. The sheer number of IoT devices provides many opportunities...


February 22, 2018  1:18 PM

IoT exploit activity has quadrupled — are you prepared?

Anthony Giandomenico Anthony Giandomenico Profile: Anthony Giandomenico
Botnet, cybersecurity, Enterprise IoT, Enterprise Security, Fortinet, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, malware

The evolution of malware is being fueled largely by the proliferation of IoT. According to Gartner data, there were about 8 billion connected "things" in 2017. But that number is expected to nearly triple to more than 20 billion in just the next two years, which averages out to roughly three...


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...


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