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Don’t Get Schooled in “Hackademia”

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Service providers (SPs) are stepping up to the challenge of fending off cybersecurity hackers for their higher education customers, including universities. With IoT and 5G happening in real-time and in parallel, SPs are leading in the deployment race for effective cyber-defense systems. While IoT security services are being added to an existing SP offering of […]

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Saving Creatures Big and Small with Cybersecurity

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From the far-flung corners of the world to our most heavily populated areas, IoT is making an undeniable impact – and not just on humans. Animals, too, are reaping the benefits of an ever-connected planet. Indeed, IoT is being leveraged to monitor and protect species that are integral to our global ecosystems, from rhinos to […]

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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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Healthcare is in Cybercriminals’ Crosshairs

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The healthcare industry is a prime target of hackers. According to Radware’s 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, healthcare was the second-most attacked industry after the government sector in 2018. In fact, about 39 percent of healthcare organizations were hit daily or weekly by hackers and only 6 percent said they’d never experienced a […]

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Botnets: DDoS and Beyond

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Traditionally, DDoS is an avenue of profit for botherders. But today’s botnets have evolved to include several attack vectors other than DDoS that are more profitable. And just as any business-oriented person would do, attackers follow the money. As a result, botherders are targeting enterprise and network software, since residential devices have become over saturated. […]

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How to Prevent Real-Time API Abuse

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The widespread adoption of mobile and IoT devices, and increased use of cloud systems are driving a major change in modern application architecture. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have emerged as the bridge to facilitate communication between different application architectures. However, with the widespread deployment of APIs, automated attacks on poorly protected APIs are mounting. Personally […]

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Bot Managers Are a Cash-Back Program For Your Company

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In my previous blog, I briefly discussed what bot managers are and why they are needed. Today, we will conduct a short ROI exercise (perhaps the toughest task in information security!). To recap: Bots generate a little over half of today’s internet traffic. Roughly half of that half (i.e. a quarter, for rusty ones like […]

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Are Connected Cows a Hacker’s Dream?

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Humans aren’t the only ones consumed with connected devices these days. Cows have joined our ranks. Believe it or not, farmers are increasingly relying on IoT devices to keep their cattle connected. No, not so that they can moo-nitor (see what I did there?) Instagram, but to improve efficiency and productivity. For example, in the […]

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IoT Expands the Botnet Universe

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In 2018, we witnessed the dramatic growth of IoT devices and a corresponding increase in the number of botnets and cyberattacks. Because IoT devices are always-on, rarely monitored and generally use off-the-shelf default passwords, they are low-hanging fruit for hackers looking for easy ways to build an army of malicious attackers. Every IoT device added to the network grows the hacker’s […]

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Here’s How Carriers Can Differentiate Their 5G Offerings

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Much of the buzz surrounding this year’s Mobile World Congress has focused on “cool” tech innovations. There are self-driving cars, IoT-enhanced bee hives, smart textiles that monitor your health, realistic human chatbots, AI robots, and so forth. But, one piece of news that has flown relatively under the radar is the pending collaboration between carriers […]