Tags IoT cybersecurity

DHS funding new round of IoT cyber startups with $1M award

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

DHS is using a special government acquisition authority called an Other Transaction Solicitation to help "non-traditional" contractors to develop technology solutions to "some of the toughest threats facing ... the homeland security mission."

Report: IoT devices attacked their own network

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

A university IT system was brought to a near-standstill by a cyberattack from inside its own firewall, when connected devices on its internal network became infected with malware, and overloaded its DNS server.

FTC, reigning in data actions, is urged to drop D-Link case

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday she wants to reign in the agency's more aggressive data security actions, and lawyers for the latest electronics maker the FTC sued for poor cybersecurity are calling on her to withdraw the case.

FTC sues home router maker over security flaws

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

D-Link products put the personal cybersecurity and private data of thousands of Americans at risk, the complaint states.

'Cyber mass shooter' is new danger of IoT age

by Shaun Waterman • 10 months ago

Gus Hunt is warning a disgruntled script kiddie could take down the World Wide Web. "That is a terrifying prospect ... That is what we are facing with the internet of things."

FCC abandons plans for rules on IoT cybersecurity

by Shaun Waterman • 11 months ago

The first word of the proposed IoT cyber rule comes as the agency announces officials have stopped work on it.

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