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Recently, Beam Technologies announced it would be creating a dental insurance around its connected toothbrushes. Nest also announced it was teaming up with another insurance company, American Family. As a matter of fact, for the better and the worst, this is exactly the kind of connection which is going to raise interest in hacking and/or infecting connected objects. Insurance Fraud. Imagine a fire started at home because one of your halogen lamps set fire to your curtains in the dining room. But you'd rather blame an issue with your oven... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jul 09, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Organizations often allow the use of social media on their networks, but RSAC is buzzing about the risks. Does your organization allow employees to access social media at the office? Many do, whether for strictly personal use, communication, collaboration, or marketing. There is a fair body of both anecdotal and research-based evidence that suggests opening up social channels at work keeps employees happier and more productive. Frankly, with the ubiquity of smartphones, employees are using social networks whether your policies prevent it or not. Employer... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 27, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Tucked deep in the Pacific Northwest, there is a global battle being faught. The battle is over the world’s data and no company is safe. But as Digital Strategy Director, Jonas Tichenor shows us, there is a team of hackers and analysts detecting, analyzing, and stopping attacks, sometimes before they start! [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 20, 2015  |  Filed in: Behind the Firewall
Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the third of a three-part series examining each vector in depth with some new perspectives here at HIMSS. Recently, I’ve been writing about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Last week, I introduced the idea of the Internet of Medical Things when I talked about connected medical devices. These devices sit in hospitals and doctors’ offices, clinics and nursing homes. They range from IV pumps to CT scanners. They are, however, just the tip of... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 16, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Recently, I wrote about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. This is the second of a three-part series examining each vector in depth. Over the past couple of months, I’ve written about the three vectors of a healthcare cyber attack. Most recently, I looked in depth at the first vector, what we usually think of as “traditional attacks and malware”. These sorts of attacks continue to make headlines, but as healthcare evolves and increasing numbers of medical devices begin feeding data directly into health information... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Love it or hate it, the Apple Watch, introduced last fall and fully unveiled at a press event yesterday, signals the mainstreaming of wearables specifically, but, more importantly, the Internet of Things (IoT) in general. It wasn’t just the Apple Watch that the company announced yesterday, either. They also announced ResearchKit, an open source framework for collecting data that leverages the ubiquity of iOS to collect medical research data at scale. This all comes after last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where connected... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Mar 10, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Sony is only the most recent of the major corporations with dedicated security teams to get hacked. Bottom line, nobody is immune to emerging threats. 2014 has earned itself the dubious distinction of becoming “Year of the Data Breach”. It’s not as if there weren’t breaches in 2013 (or any other year, for that matter), but this was the year that the issue hit home with millions of consumer records compromised at major retailers. The news of the Target breach broke just before the new year, Nieman Marcus came shortly thereafter, and the... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 16, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I recently found myself requiring to downgrade the firmware on the lab's in-house IP camera. Attempts at trying to do so using the 'Upgrade Device Firmware' utility from the UI (pictured below) failed. (Might sound counterintuitive, but it was also the obvious thing to try). Some Internet searches later, it appeared that a downgrade might be possible using a serial connection. It was time to get se-real. In this post I detail how I went about doing this. 1. Solder connections to IP Camera Serial Pins In order to set up the serial connection,... [Read More]
by RSS Ruchna Nigam  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Aug 16, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
"The battle for the Internet of Things has just begun. According to industry research firm IDC, the IoT market is expected to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing at Fortinet. "The ultimate winners of the IoT connected home will come down to those vendors who can provide a balance of security and privacy vis--vis price and functionality." Today we released the results of a global survey that probes home owners about key issues pertaining to the Internet of Things (IoT). Independently administered throughout... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 23, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News