Shodan: The IoT search engine (What is it?)

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Is Shodan the Internet of Things search engine that everyone needs but never knew wanted? Well, the truth is that a lot of media sources on the internet have given Shodan an unhealthy amount of slack during the short lifespan it has had. The problem with the simple idea of having a search engine which …

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Internet Of Things: Innovation Must Slow Down For Device Safety

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Bruce Schneier, a security expert, is of the view that in order to ensure the safety of the community, the innovation in IoT or Internet of Things had to be slowed down. Schneier fears that unless the government acted swiftly, a cyber disaster could affect many a life. The world is filling up with smart …

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DDoS Attack That Shook Up The World Came From A Small Number Of Devices.

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Most of you  probably know by now that a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack took place about two weeks ago which disrupted more than half of America’s internet. What you might not know is that the same massive DDoS attack was actually a result of just 100,000 devices working together to bring about …

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Ethical hacking: current trends, growth and opportunities

Ethical Hacking

Unauthorized hacking is a crime in most countries. To counter it, owners of web based applications and systems employ trained professionals to test the vulnerability of their systems through various penetration techniques. This is what ethical hacking is all about. EC-Council offers the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Training Course to enable information security professionals to …

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2016 Internet of Things Predictions in a Nutshell For You

Predictions for Internet of Things as 2016 Arrives

The Internet of Things (aka IOT) has dominated the field of technology for many years now, and this means that it is high time to deal with this seriously. Considering the security concerns in regards to Internet of Things, there are forthcoming changes that will emerge in 2016. The drive for these changes is nothing …

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Symantec, Verisign, Microsoft, sign on for IoT Security Framework

Symantec, Verisign, Microsoft, sign on for IoT Security Framework

Microsoft, TRUSTe, AVG Technologies, ADT, and other IoTs specialists have issued the Trust Framework for IoT as part of the IoT group called Online Trust Alliance. The working group was established in January 2015 to overcome the risks faced by IoT comprehensively. The IoT trust framework presents guidance for IoT developers, retailers, and manufacturers to …

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Google spends fortune in cybersecurity and IoT sector

Google leads $100 million round in cybersecurity

The US cybersecurity company based in California, CrowdStrike has raised $100M in an investing round that has been led by none other but the search engine giant, Google. Great to see! The search engine giant led the $100M investment in the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which is commonly known for its cyber finding and reports finding …

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Age of big data, student privacy at risk – is no child left un-mined?

Student privacy at risk - no child left un-mined

It is the era where people are sharing photos of their kids, containing children in even small mortarboards on Facebook and other social media sites. However, unlike to an era ago, now’s youngest graduates are storing up a major data stream. Generally as government and medical documents have been computerized — few of them to …

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15 critical corporate cyber security risks

15 Critical Corporate Cyber Security Risks

Businesses depend more on the Internet day by day and this is perfectly understandable, given the fact that the web can offer innumerable possibilities to companies for steady expansion and substantial progress over time. Corporate infrastructure has become exceptionally detailed and is now able to cover various different aspects of the company’s function. Nowadays, businesses …

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Now Federal Trade Commission will Examine Security of Every Single Smart Device

Federal Trade Commission Is Planning to Examine Security of Smart Devices

The FTC has introduced a new office, which is going to deal with the security and privacy risks emerged in new digital technologies. Its name is OTRI and will cover a plethora of different products and services, where cutting-edge technologies are applied. The Internet has become a necessity for the vast majority of people everywhere, …

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