Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

How Cybercriminals Attack the Internet of Things

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices is transforming entire industries requiring all of us to rely on the products they market.  According to a Gartner analysis, an estimated 20.4 billion IoT devices will be connected by the year 2020. This staggering number is making it far more accessible than ever for cybercriminals to execute an attack.
Cybercrime as a Business
Today, cybercrime is a business and is ruthlessly dangerous attacking a broad spectrum of devices from medical, to household thermostats, smart appliances, and every type imaginable connected to the Internet. The illicit business operates around the clock but typically attacks victims during unsuspecting hours. They measure their cost/benefit to mainly generate revenue by selectively striking them during off-hours. Their tools of choice are custom built and unleashed against a specific class of IoT devices. Malware is commonly acquired online then modified to exploit their victims.

There are many examples …

Latest Posts

Should a Company Retaliate Against Cyberattacks?

How Corporate Governance Upholds Information Security

10 Steps to Evaluate Cloud Service Providers for FedRAMP Compliance

Choosing the Right Security Framework to Fit Your Business

Meeting Identity and Access Management Challenges in the Era of Mobile and Cloud

Will 2018 Be a Year Addressing the Skills Gap and Cloud Security?

Things to Consider When Calculating the Return on Security Investment

Security Awareness Tips for The Holidays

Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap With Freelance Security Professionals

Security Awareness Training Is a Team Effort