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  1. Internet of Things Vulnerabilities in the Sky

    With new TSA restrictions following the attacks of 9/11, most Americans have settled their fears associated with flying. But with the evolution of the Internet Age we may be facing a new security concern in the skies: the Internet of Things. In January, the United States Government Accountability Office conducted an investigation and reported that the…


  2. IoT Security as a Marketing Advantage

    Road trips are part of almost any American childhood, and more often than not, the stereotypes are true. Dad drives, getting lost at least once and refusing to stop for directions. Mom’s trying to make the car ride less boring with occasional family sing-alongs. Your brother zones out while listening to music on music on his cassette player.…


  3. IoT Security: When Fiction Becomes Reality – Part II

    In my last post, I discussed the need for infosec professionals to reach out to engineering to help bridge the cultural divide and be seen as partners in IoT project success. We need to be humble and help them realize how good security practices are as vital as making sure the switches work. Otherwise, their…


  4. IoT Security: When Fiction Becomes Reality – Part I

    It’s always interesting to observe what was once thought to be a far-fetched idea in a work of fiction become reality. Some say Arthur C. Clarke predicted the iPad with in his 1968 novel, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” when he named an electronic news source the “Newspad.” In his short story, “Solution Unsatisfactory,” some think…


  5. New Security Solutions Emerge as IoT Moves into the Public Spotlight

    In today’s world everything is connected. Turn on your crockpot from your phone while you’re standing in line at Target. Check on your sleeping baby while you watch a movie. Though these modern conveniences are great, the interconnectivity of these devices—the Internet of Things (IoT)—is fundamentally unsecure. IoT Security in the Public Spotlight Back in…