The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taken work out of the office and into the home for most people. This means workers are using their home networks and personal devices to connect to the office more than ever before. This shift in work patterns brings with it new network connectivity and security challenges for IT teams to tackle.
SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors. Year-to-date findings through September 2020 highlight cyber criminals’ growing use of ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter.
IoT plays an important role that allows enterprises to go through digital transformation. However, in many cases organizations start to become aware that they do already have a large number of IoT devices which were introduced gradually over the years. One of the main concerns that an organizations face when dealing with IoT is managing risks involved in increasing number of IoT devices. Because of their ability to interact with the physical world, there are safety and privacy concerns when it comes to the security of IoT devices.
This paper provides an overview of IoT components, followed by risks and sample attacks. Finally, a list of current and prospective future security solutions is discussed.
An online platform designed to help IoT vendors receive, assess, manage and mitigate vulnerability reports has been launched by the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF). VulnerableThings.com aims to simplify the reporting and management of vulnerabilities while helping IoT vendors comply with new consumer IoT security standards and regulations.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we wholeheartedly support this important initiative to focus attention on the critical security challenges facing all of us. This week’s theme focuses on the continued proliferation of IoT with, “The Future of Connected Devices.”
If there’s one major cyber trend we’ve seen unfold around connected devices, it’s that there is a tendency to focus cybersecurity awareness on what we can see – phones, laptops, and IoT devices, while assuming that protecting endpoints will stop the epidemic of damaging cyberattacks.
Over the past decade we’ve seen an increase in consumer grade IoT devices, but the security of those devices hasn’t always kept pace with the realities of the cyber threats targeting what is arguably an unmanaged computing device. These cyber threats are made more concerning when the expected lifespan of the device is factored in. After all, dishwashers, thermostats and doorbells aren’t devices like smartphones where there is social pressure to have the latest version.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now responsible for 32.72% of all infections observed in mobile networks, up from 16.17% in 2019, according to a new Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2020. This trend lines up with the growing number of IoT devices that are now connected to mobile networks, says Nokia's Threat Intelligence Lab.
The digitalization of industrial infrastructure is underway, and 55% of organizations are confident that the Internet of Things, as one of its key aspects, will change the state of security in industrial control systems (ICS). According to Kaspersky’s recent report, 20% of organizations have already prioritized IoT-related incidents, but effective solutions against IoT threats are not yet widespread.
Today, as an increasing number of organizations, including top tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook, have announced extended remote work plans, IT teams must ensure employee devices are secured to sustain the long haul. With IT burnout high, user awareness low, and malicious activity rising, this is often easier said than done. Here are top three tips for IT teams to ensure employee devices remain secure as remote work looms.
This month, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.