Attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) systems continue to make headlines. All devices on publicly accessible networks are being targeted. While the use of IoT devices is increasing at an unprecedented rate, security for these vulnerable devices is painfully and unnecessarily lagging behind.
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Internet-based attacks are on the rise and, increasingly, these attacks target IoT devices like DVRs, web cams, and appliances.
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) provides manufacturers in all industries with greater connectivity that in turn, generates valuable information and intelligence regarding operations. By leveraging this intelligence, they are able to attain significant efficiencies and manufacturing improvements.
The biggest concern about the Industrial Internet of Things is security. Classifying the devices that comprise such applications can be a big step toward addressing the IIoT cybersecurity issue in easy-to-manage segments.
With the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the IoT has moved beyond the initial hype phase and even past the phase of early deployments into what I call the “parental awareness phase”. That is to say, my parents, both of whom first setup a Facebook account just a few months
Between ransomware attacks and requests for backdoors, it is not a good time for privacy and security these days. It is getting harder to protect yourself, your company, and your products as the wave called the Internet of Things (IoT) comes rushing toward us.
Cyber-attacks on Industrial Automation Systems are not new. Hackers have been probing, and in many cases, penetrating these systems for many years. Many of these attacks against industrial automation systems were similar, or even the same as, the attacks used against corporate IT systems. Read