Internet of Things (IoT)
Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…03.26/Blog
Despite some very real-world examples, such as a 2017 breach of Dallas' emergency siren system, there seems to be little recognition of the security risk that connected buildings and smart cities entail.
Keeping up with Cayla: Concerns over Interactive Toys Spur an FTC Update of COPPA Guidelines07.24/Alert
Consumer groups have filed a complaint alleging that My Friend Cayla, an internet-connected doll, violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by facilitating the collection of children’s communications and uploading them for commercial use without verifiable parental consent. The Federal Trade Commission’s June 2017 update to COPPA added internet-connected toys, children’s products that collect personal information, and voice-activated devices to the products and services covered.
Managing the Cybersecurity Risks of the Medical Internet of Things02.11/Blog
The cybersecurity ramifications of the Internet of Things (IoT) are perhaps nowhere more crucial--potentially a matter of life and death, in fact--than in the realm of medical devices. Until recent times, a potential hack of the data-sharing that is a hallmark of the IoT raised far more privacy concerns than actual health risks. However, as medical devices begin to evolve and make use of the connectivity of the IoT, this balance may change.