It’s day 4 of RSA Conference 2017 as I write this. For me, the event ends with a flight home in a few hours. Before doing so, a review of the week is in order.
Greetings from RSA Conference 2017. This year we’ve been taking advantage of Facebook Live* to help us deliver news from the show floor.
Here, I talk to Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist in the Office of the CTO, about IoT threats and ransomware.
The Internet of Things (IoT) holds a great deal of promise to make everyday devices much easier to use, control, program, and access remotely. From “smart” home thermostats and refrigerators to lights and automobiles, there’s remarkable potential to make our lives easier — but there’s also untold risk that these devices can bring to our day to day lives. Since so many IoT devices are (by their nature) connected to the internet, if they’re not properly secured, they can be easily hijacked by attackers.
We’ve all heard of the Internet of Things, or IoT.
What we aren’t yet quite sure of, however, is what actually qualifies as an Internet Thing.
Granted, it will have some kind of computer chip inside it, and you can hook it up to a computer network rather than just running it isolation.
So there doesn’t seem to be any limit on the size, or price, or form, or function, of a “thing.”
It’s not long until we will say goodbye to this year and welcome in 2016.
But what will we see for cybersecurity in the next 12 months? Our experts have made some predictions about what we can expect in the coming year.
The phrase Internet of Things, or IoT for short, turns up all over the place these days.
But what is the thing of which the IoT is made?
Is it a specific sort of technology, like a low-powered computer chipset? A special sort of computer, such as one without a screen and keyboard? Is is an online trend, like Snapchat?
The answer, for better or for worse, is all of these, and a lot more besides.
Loosely speaking, the IoT refers to a whole class of day-to-day objects – things, if you like – that are now being offered with built-in network connectivity.
Who will cybercriminals target next? James Lyne, Sophos global head of security research, says gangs are creating new ways to attack ever more victims, and improving on the old ways to make more money.
In a new video from the Wall Street Journal, James sounds off on recent and emerging trends in cybercrime, and talks about what’s coming next for security of the Internet of Things (IoT).