10-21-19 – News This Past Week

Security still top priority as more enterprises scale IoT solutions company-wide
The Zebra Technologies Corporation global survey analyzes the extent to which companies connect the physical and digital worlds to drive innovation through real-time guidance, data-powered environments and collaborative mobile workflows.

Security still top priority as more enterprises scale IoT solutions company-wide

IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019
New research shows attacks increased ninefold year-over-year, coming from more than a quarter-million unique IP addresses
https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/iot-attacks-up-significantly-in-first-half-of-2019/d/d-id/1336096

Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
https://www.darkreading.com/iot/why-bricking-vulnerable-iot-devices-comes-with-unintended-consequences-/a/d-id/1336009

Microsegmentation for refining safety systems
When the TRITON (aka TRISIS) attack struck three refining sites in the Middle East in November of 2017, it was the first known cyber incident to target safety instrumented systems (SIS), specifically Schneider Electric’s Triconex gear

Microsegmentation for refining safety systems

IoT: a malware story
Since 2008, cyber-criminals have been creating malware to attack IoT-devices, such as routers and other types of network equipment. You will find a lot of statistics on this on Securelist, most notably, here and here. The main problem with these IoT/embedded devices is that one simply cannot install any kind of security software. How do we deal with that?

IoT: a malware story

“Smart city” governments should also be smart about security
While the definition of “smart city” is still under debate, one thing is indisputable: the technologies used to make smart cities a reality are currently acquired and deployed after very little (or even no) security testing.

“Smart city” governments should also be smart about security

US, UK: Russian Hackers Hijacked Iranian Malware, Infrastructure
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reported on Monday that the Russia-linked threat group known as Turla has hijacked malware and infrastructure from Iranian hackers.
https://www.securityweek.com/us-uk-russian-hackers-hijacked-iranian-malware-infrastructure

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