The Secure Technology Alliance is hosting a free two-part webinar series to provide best practices for protecting data and securing IoT devices throughout the entire IoT ecosystem.
By 2025 there will be more than 55 million internet-connected devices, leaving the potential for millions of unsecured access points in businesses, homes and cities. To lead the industry toward an ultimately safer IoT ecosystem, the Secure Technology Alliance will host a half-day IoT security boot camp this October for non-technical business professionals who are designing or deploying internet-connected 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.
The security and privacy of IoT-enabled devices is a popular topic amongst connected car manufacturers, smart home developers and connected wearables. But as seemingly harmless things like Barbie dolls, stuffed animals and toy droids become connected to the IoT (and they are), what measures are being taken to ensure the security and privacy of those devices, if any? And is security a concern for something so ordinary?