Take note: UK Government publishes its proposed Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT

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March 7th 2018 The UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its Secure by Design Report today for improving the cyber security of consumer IoT. [www.gov.uk/government/publications/secure-by-design]. Naturally it is a development that we welcome at the Foundation and we have been active contributors through this first consultation occupying positions as industry

The Meltdown and Spectre Brouhaha

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Welcome to 2018, and welcome #Meltdown and #Spectre - a new duo of vulnerabilities which are shaking the security world, and the IoT world, to the very core - the processor core(s) that is. We've been having quite a discussion internally at IoTSF as to the technical nature of the exploits, the impact they

US Senators and IoT Security: Why Proposed Legislation Matters to Device Makers

By C.J.Abate, Director of Marketing, SecureRF In the face of ever-increasing Internet of Things (IoT) security threats, the US government has started efforts to regulate IoT security with a new bill raised in the Senate. Should the bill become law, it will require IoT equipment sold to the government be patchable and meet specific security

Securing the Internet of Things – Part 3

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This article by Calum McClelland - Director of Business Development at Leverege - was originally posted on IoT For All. You can find Calum on Medium, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In Securing the Internet of Things Pt. 1, we saw that security is an absolutely critical component of any IoT system. Without proper security, vulnerable devices can

Securing the Internet of Things – Part 1

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This article by Calum McClelland - Director of Business Development at Leverege - was originally posted on IoT For All. You can find Calum on Medium, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Security Needs to Fit Everywhere in IoT To date, security hasn’t been a priority in the Internet of Things. Instead of being viewed as an integral part of

Establishing Principles for Internet of Things Security Part 2

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Does the data need to be trusted? In part one of this blog series, we looked at whether the data needs to be private? In this blog, we tackle the issue of trust in IoT devices and systems. Data may need to be protected from tampering/modification in transit. This may be a malicious attacker,

Establishing Principles for Internet of Things Security

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Security is an important part of almost every IoT deployment yet is often neglected in the development of systems. This blog series looks at questions that need to be considered when designing an IoT device, system or network. A common theme throughout is that investment in security at the design phase can save a lot