Are IoT Threats Discussed In The Cybercriminal Underground?

With IoT devices expected to reach tens of billions in the next few years, is it any wonder that cybercriminals are looking for ways to take advantage of this massive attack surface to generate illicit money? A number of Trend Micro researchers from around the globe decided to look into this and launched a research…
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Movie Tech Review: Child’s Play 2019

A while back, Rik & Kasia Ferguson shared their thoughts on the movie, “Unfriended: The Dark Web.” The dark web and technology in general plays a pivotal role in the movie’s plot, so the team decided it would be interesting to have a real-world expert review. Everyone had a lot of fun, and thus Trend…
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Cybersecurity Leaders Are Talking A Lot About Counterfeit Devices

Malice Vs Greed Most discussion about security in the supply chain has been focused on detecting tampering, or preventing backdoors or sneaky things being inserted into components and software. There’s another aspect emerging and will dwarf the tampering: devices that are counterfeited for profit indirectly causing security problems. Counterfeit devices are ones that either by…
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What Did We Learn from the Global GPS Collapse?

On April 6, 2019, a ten-bit counter rolled over. The counter, a component of many older satellites, marks the weeks since Jan 1, 1980. It rolled over once before, in the fall of 1999. That event was inconsequential because few complex systems relied on GPS. Now, more systems rely on accurate time and position data:…
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This Week in Security News: Cybersecurity Skills Gap and Legislature

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn how the cybersecurity skills gap is affecting organizations. Also, learn how a bipartisan bill is working to close the gap. Read on: What Hacker History Can…
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This Week in Security News: IoT Threats and Risks

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about the threats and risks to complex IoT environments. Also, learn about new security challenges and risks the food production industry faces. Read on: Securing Smart…
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Securing Smart Manufacturing with Connected Threat Defense

By David Tay, the CIO of Beyonics You’d be hard pushed to find any organization today not involved in digital transformation projects. But the manufacturing sector was arguably one of the first to the game. Back in 2011, the German government first coined the term Industry 4.0 to describe the opportunities stemming from use of emerging…
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Parlez-vous Machine?

Have you ever heard of the MQTT or CoAP protocols? No? Well the device on your wrist, and so many devices around you, could be using them right now. MQTT and CoAP are machine-to-machine or M2M protocols. With the rise of the internet of things (IoT) and operational technology (OT), there’s increased security focused on…
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Carrier Grade Security Means … Using Carrier Grade Security

It’s a common mistake in enterprises to copy-paste security solutions from a peer. Strategies can be recycled, but sadly with even very similar businesses almost always have radically different IT and security requirements. I recall one hospital that looked at a nearly identical peer hospital that was only a few miles away. Much of the…
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Our Extensive Survey on IoT Cybersecurity Has Remarkable Top Consequence

Trend Micro recently conducted a global survey of IT and security decision makers. When asked about the top consequence to IoT security, many would have expected it to be data loss. However, the top consequence named with 52% of respondents was “Loss of Customer Trust.” IoT has a physical component that is unusual in the…
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