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Can microsegmentation help IoT security?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) promises some big benefits for organizations, such as greater insights about the performance of corporate assets and finished products, improved manufacturing processes, and better customer services. The nagging security issues related to IoT, unfortunately, remain a huge concern for companies and in some cases might be keeping them from moving […]

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IoT roundup: Security holes abound, GE Digital makes noise and more

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The idea of security by obscurity has been comprehensively demolished over the years, which makes it even more troubling that IoT devices continue to be manufactured with basic vulnerabilities that make them susceptible to commensurately basic attacks. One of the reasons IoT security’s such an important issue is that the consequences are potentially life-threatening. It’s […]

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Shining light on dark data, shadow IT and shadow IoT

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Are employees keeping you in the dark? The answer is: Yes, they are. If you’re an IT pro, security specialist, c-level executive, manager or leader in your organization (and if you’re reading this, you almost certainly are), people in your organization are hiding information from you, and also installing hardware and software and using cloud […]

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HPE’s vision for the intelligent edge

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It’s not just speeds and feeds anymore, it’s intelligent software, integrated security and automation that will drive the networks of the future. That about sums up the networking areas that Keerti Melkote, HPE’s President, Intelligent Edge, thinks are ripe for innovation in the next few years.He has a broad perspective because his role puts him […]

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IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

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Even in the planning stages of a deployment, IoT security is one of the chief stumbling blocks to successful adoption of the technology. And while the problem is vastly complicated, there are three key angles to think about when laying out how IoT sensors will be deployed in any given setup: How secure are the […]

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What Do Corn, IoT and College Have in Common?

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Last week, I drove my oldest to college, which took me through Iowa’s cornfields. As I gazed upon aisle after aisle of corn, the synapses in my brain started firing and I considered how vulnerable farmers are to agricultural IoT attacks that can impact what used to be a simple livelihood. Then, my brain shifted […]

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Top 5 IoT networking security mistakes

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Even though Brother International is a supplier of many  IT products, from machine tools to head-mounted displays to industrial sewing machines, it’s best known for printers. And in today’s world, those printers are no longer stand-alone devices, but components of the internet of things. That’s why I was interested in this list from Robert Burnett, […]

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Don’t worry about shadow IT. Shadow IoT is much worse.

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For years, IT departments have been railing about the dangers of shadow IT and bring-your-own-device. The worry is that these unauthorized practices bring risks to corporate systems, introducing new vulnerabilities and increasing the attack surface. That may be true, but it’s not the whole story. As I’ve long argued, shadow IT may increase risks, but […]

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Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

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The STRONTIUM hacking group, which has been strongly linked by security researchers to Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, was responsible for an IoT-based attack on unnamed Microsoft customers, according to the company. a blog post from the company’s security response center issued Monday. Microsoft said in a blog that the attack, which it discovered in […]