IoT Agenda:

Denial of Service

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...

May 2, 2017  11:24 AM

Bricker bot: A silver lining to force accountability for IoT security?

Douglas Santos Douglas Santos Profile: Douglas Santos
Bot, Botnet, Brute force attack, DDOS, Denial of Service, iot security, security in IOT

The Bricker bot made the news a couple of weeks ago for knocking unsecured IoT devices offline rather than hijacking them into other botnets and using them for a DDoS attack like the massive event we saw last year against DYN. This is the third botnet that targets insecure IoT devices, but the only...

December 21, 2016  11:57 AM

Evolving options for securing IoT in the enterprise

Chris Witeck Profile: Chris Witeck
DDOS, Denial of Service, firewall, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

In October 2016, my column discussed the impact of Moore's Law and Metcalfe's Law on the internet of things, basically stating that IoT is in your future because the...

December 12, 2016  2:23 PM

Failure to implement adequate IoT security framework threatens internet

Keith O'Byrne Profile: Keith O'Byrne
Botnet, DDOS, Denial of Service, Internet of Things, iot security

In 1978, NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler proposed a theory about what could happen when the number of objects in low earth orbit reached a certain high density. Once that threshold was reached, he posited that collisions between those objects would be inevitable. Even a chip of paint could be...

November 23, 2016  10:44 AM

Takeaways from October’s IoT DDoS attack

Haomiao Huang Profile: Haomiao Huang
DDOS, Denial of Service, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, smart home

Last month, there was a massive DDoS attack that was made possible by hacking into unsecured IoT devices, mainly home surveillance cameras. This left some homeowners questioning whether...

November 17, 2016  10:05 AM

IoT needs embedded security following record-breaking DDoS attacks

Randy Vanderhoof Profile: Randy Vanderhoof
DDOS, Denial of Service, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

A cascading string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks -- which took down parts of hundreds of sites including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit and The New York Times --...

November 8, 2016  5:08 PM

Life after the IoT botnet: Eleven key takeaways

Ted Harrington Profile: Ted Harrington
Botnet, DDOS, Denial of Service, Hardware security, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

On Friday October 21, 2016, internet infrastructure provider Dyn was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).

September 28, 2016  12:30 PM

Massive IoT: Security is vital

Herve Pierre Profile: Herve Pierre
5G, 5G technology, Authentication, Denial of Service, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

While it is early days for 5G, one thing is clear: security and privacy will remain fundamental requirements, with the changes foreseen for 5G likely to broaden the range of attractive attack targets. We believe that massive IoT, one of the main application segments for 5G identified by...

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