This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes whether IoT devices will outlive their security updates. Also featured: Why security spending needs to shift further upstream; could banks be custodians of identity?
Integrating IoT devices into OT systems brings a raft of security concerns. Microsoft's acquisition of CyberX, which offers a specialized IoT/OT security platform, may give some organizations more confidence to tackle what can be a messy business of securing and monitoring IoT controls across a network.
An Australian IoT alliance is developing a certification program designed to raise security standards for connected device manufacturers and give consumers more confidence that they're buying secure devices. The program, slated to start in September, could expand globally.
How do the recently identified "Ripple20" TCP/IP code flaws potentially impact medical devices? And what steps can healthcare organizations take to help mitigate the risks? Elad Luz of the security research firm CyberMDX, which helped study the vulnerabilities, offers an analysis.
Time for another internet of things update nightmare: Researchers have found that a little-known but widely used TCP/IP software library built into millions of internet-connected devices has 19 flaws that need fixing. Developer Treck has issued fixes, but how many vulnerable devices will end up patched?
Vulnerabilities due to "coding errors" in a number of mobile banking applications make them all too susceptible to hacking and customer account data theft, the security firm Positive Technologies warns.
As digital transformation technologies such as containers and connected devices are changing business models, organizations are finding new ways to secure data with encryption. John Grimm of nCipher Security walks through how the use cases for encryption are keeping up with the times.
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT notification center has posted a warning of a flaw in the Universal Plug and Play protocol that could potentially affect billions of internet-connected devices. If exploited, this flaw could lead to DDoS attacks and theft of data.
The number of reported vulnerabilities found in open source software more than doubled in 2019 to almost 1,000, with projects such as Magento, GitLab, and Jenkins posting the largest increases, according to security firm RiskSense.
With internet connectivity getting added to an increasing number of products, privacy and security risks abound. But buyers may be unaware. A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers aims to change that, by clear labeling of connected devices and the risks they may pose.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report sizes up progress made so far on identity management and the work yet to be done. Also featured: how security concerns are holding back IoT projects and the privacy issues raised by recording videoconferences.