Smart Sex Toy Manufacturer Ordered To Pay £2.4m Fine After Vulnerabilities Found

Following the news about the story that vibrator manufacturer We-Vibe has been ordered to pay out over £6,000 per customer, having shipped out a product with multiple security vulnerabilities. The company has also admitted to harvesting consumer data without permission. Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at IOActive commented below why this represents a larger problem within the IoT industry. […]

How To Protect Your IoT Devices

We live in a connected world.  Today this includes much more than traditional computers.  More and more homes include ‘smart’ devices –mobile phones, fitness bands, TVs, webcams, electricity meters and more.  What makes them ‘smart’ is that they are connected to the Internet using Wi-Fi and are able to send and receive data.  This huge […]

USAF Leak Exposes Data Including Senior Officers’ Details

International Business Times is among news outlets reporting that an unsecured backup drive is to blame for a massive data leak at the US Air Force: US Air Force leak exposes ‘holy grail’ of top secret data including details of over 4,000 officers.  IT security experts from STEALTHbits Technologies, NuData Security and VASCO Data Security commented […]

NCSC And NCA Highlight Ransomware Threat

Smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data, cyber security experts have warned. The risk to business is “significant and growing”, the National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Centre say. IT security experts from Trustwave, TrapX, SentinelOne, Avast, (ISC)², MWR InfoSecurity, Thales e-Security, Axians UK, Imperva, DomainTools, Tenable, […]

Why CryptoAuthentication Is An Important Piece Of IoT Security

IoT Pain

Now that the Internet of Things is clearly here to stay, it’s become an attractive target for cybercriminals. While the data stored on devices themselves may not be all that interesting to hackers (they probably don’t care that you took 8,745 steps today or that you need to pick up milk and eggs at the […]

Gartner Says Detection And Response Is Top Security Priority For Organisations In 2017

Worldwide Spending on Information Security to Reach $90 Billion in 2017 STAMFORD, Conn.Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over […]

Hackers Targeting Our Smart Devices

IT Professionals Forced to Adopt Smart Devices

The latest report from the NCSC and NCA has found that hackers could begin locking smartphones, watches and TVs, and then demand ransom for the release of these devices. Andy Norton, Risk Officer – EMEA at Endpoint protection specialist SentinelOne commented below. Andy Norton, Risk Officer – EMEA at SentinelOne: “Clearly the tactic of ransoming things is here […]