IoT


  • IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act Passed, Heads to President’s Desk

    November 19, 2020

    Security experts are applauding the recent stamp of approval by the U.S. Senate on a groundbreaking internet-of-things (IoT) security regulatory effort. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which was led in bipartisan sponsorship by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), would require the federal procurement and use of IoT devices to conform to basic security ...

  • Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

    November 18, 2020

    The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, natural resource management, agriculture, smart homes and far more. Hackers have been sounding alarms about this ...

  • Australian government releases voluntary IoT cybersecurity code of practice

    September 3, 2020

    The Australian government has released a voluntary code of practice for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia. The voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers is intended to provide industry with a best-practice guide on how to design IoT devices with cybersecurity features. It will apply to all IoT devices ...

  • DARPA Investing in Encryption to Secure “Internet of Things”

    August 12, 2020

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information on ways to secure billions of internet-connected devices against futuristic code-breaking tools, according to an Aug. 11 sources-sought notice. DARPA officials envision a not-too-distant future in which billions, perhaps trillions, of small electronic devices – security cameras, drones, self-driving vehicles, and even household appliances like toasters ...