IoT Security Council Responds to the NIST Call for Stakeholder Input for its IoT Security and Privacy Risk Considerations Guidance

IoT Security Council Responds to the NIST Call for Stakeholder Input for its IoT Security and Privacy Risk Considerations Guidance

As part of its efforts to engage in industry dialogue and to help move important standards efforts like this forward, the Secure Technology Alliance IoT Security Council members worked together to compile their industry insight and expertise on the topic in a formal response which has been provided to NIST.

IoT Security Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

IoT Security Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, but the security of these newly-connected devices is lagging behind. This perspective is supported by TechBeacon’s Christopher Null in an article, “The state of IoT security: Trusted connected devices a work in progress.”

Get a detailed look into the intersection of payments & IoT

Get a detailed look into the intersection of payments & IoT

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the payments industry. Consumers are ready for IoT payments. The Secure Technology Alliance is ready to take the lead. We’ve created IoT Payments 2017, the one conference bringing together financial executives, device and application providers, and retail experts for a detailed look into the evolving intersection of payments and IoT.

IoT Device Lifecycle: Where Security Fits In

IoT Device Lifecycle: Where Security Fits In

Embedded hardware security can help secure IoT devices. But because IoT ecosystems involve a multitude of IoT devices and have the potential to be complex, the process of securely onboarding, configuring, updating, and operating devices must be taken into account across device categories and industries.

IoT security principles are critical – and they already exist

IoT security principles are critical – and they already exist

As with all information systems, basic security principles are critical for IoT implementation. The Secure Technology Alliance IoT Security Council recently published a white paper called “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications,” which provides basic security principles for securing IoT.

Is security part of your IoT plans?

Is security part of your IoT plans?

In 2016, the Internet of Things crossed the six billion mark, with healthcare, smart city, consumer electronics, industrial, payments and numerous other verticals developing services and products that rely on an IoT infrastructure. But where’s the protection plan for IoT? You can’t buy a warranty against security breaches.

Salesforce CTO Says 'We Need to Change the Way We Build Everything' to Ensure IoT Security

Salesforce CTO Says 'We Need to Change the Way We Build Everything' to Ensure IoT Security

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has created endless possibilities by allowing everyday objects to have network connectivity, it has also created more opportunities for security vulnerabilities.

The Internet of Things Has Promise – But it Also Has Hackers

The Internet of Things Has Promise – But it Also Has Hackers

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make life more convenient, but where does security fit in? With that convenience comes the potential of a huge headache. While the promises are great, so are the opportunities for hacking into the very convenience that can make life less difficult.

Internet-Connected Devices Need Better Security – Even Your Crock-Pot

Internet-Connected Devices Need Better Security – Even Your Crock-Pot

Several years ago, bed bugs in the fanciest of New York City hotels put thousands of travelers on edge. Pest services made a lot of money, as did retailers who sold bedding products. Bugs are back, but instead of infecting mattresses and pillowcases, they’ve worked their way into devices that are part of the Internet of Things. Many of today’s Internet of Things (IoT) of those connected devices, from connected crock-pots to refrigerators, are riddled with security flaws, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, according to research by Scott Tenaglia and Joe Tanen from Invincea Labs in Virginia

Record-breaking DDoS Attacks Highlight Critical Need for Embedded Security in Connected IoT Devices

Record-breaking DDoS Attacks Highlight Critical Need for Embedded Security in Connected IoT Devices

A cascading string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks—most recently taking down parts of hundreds of sites including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit and The New York Times—has demonstrated record-breaking volumes that are overwhelming website defenses. The four-fold growth in attack size over the last year is being driven by hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices hackers are adding to their botnets, according to industry sources.