iot security


Over the last few months or years I have reported vulnerabilities on several IoT devices. None have been patched so far, and I think it is time to discuss the situation openly. One of the issues I have faced several times is the zero-security-culture phenomenon. Some of those IoT companies were typically very small and young, with sadly neither the skills nor the resources to fix security issues. For example, I remember sending several vulnerabilities to a given company. I got an automated response for the first email (ok),... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  May 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
IoT is a sexy topic these days. It’s hard to open a magazine or blog without seeing statistics that project there will soon be more IoT devices online than there are teenagers on ClickChat. Like the growth of mobility and smartphones before it, IoT is a phenomenon that merits attention. But this time it’s different. IoT networks and devices play a crucial role in our global transition to a digital economy, and organizations that fail to adopt a digital business model may not survive. Which is why we also need to give credit to those... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
In case you missed it, Fortinet recently introduced the Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) with the objective of providing individuals with advanced cybersecurity skills in order to address the industry’s current skills shortage. To highlight the value of such a program, the team at our French offices regularly collaborate with students who work with us on a range of security projects. The following discovery is the product of one such student collaboration project. Summary After successfully gaining access to the File System... [Read More]
by RSS Ruchna Nigam  |  Mar 31, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research