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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
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
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
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
"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
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Derek Manky Speaks to Network World's Keith Shaw about the current trends in the threat landscape. Root kits Boot kits and the Internet of Things [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Mar 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends