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As our cars become more connected and our society moves closer to wide spread autonomous driving, researchers and companies alike are calling for national standards to help secure connected vehicles.
BlackBerry recently released a whitepaper highlighting what it calls a Seven-Pillar Recommendation or list of seven recommendations to help reduce vulnerabilities in vehicles thereby lessening the chances of a threat actor exploiting them for mischievous purposes.
The seven recommendations include securing the supply chain, using trusted components, isolating critical systems, the use of in-field health checks, rapid incident response networks, lifecycle management systems, and building safety and security into the culture. BlackBerry argued these principles could also be adopted by other IoT devices as well to ensure safer products in other industries.
The recommendations were also offered as guidelines for legislators to adopt a minimum set of requirements similar to the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic
Most people know about IoT, at least to the level of the need to monitor and control the hundreds and thousands of individual sensors and devices that go to make up a complete process or system. Most people will have also heard of ransomware. Many, either as individuals or IT staff in businesses, will have seen first-hand the consequences of an attack. Now stick the two ideas together.
That, in the opinion of Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist for Fortinet, is what is coming down the line at us all as the next major security threat. The combination will come in the form of Hivenets and Swarmbots, and the results could be far more targeted and focused attacks, based not on the basic process of breaking into a system with one malware exploit and launching an attack. Instead it will be based on inserting
Sad to say, but this is a good time to be in the business of cyber crime.
We have put almost everything out there in cyberspace — personal data, intellectual property, even access to the controls of critical infrastructure. And we have been woefully deficient in defending it.
Commercial and government networks share a problem: bad cyber hygiene. We put off patching applications and operating systems even when their authors tell us there is a vulnerability. We click on malware-infested emails because they look harmless. And we keep connecting cars, cameras, TVs and toasters to the Internet, every one of them giving attackers another way to infiltrate.
The government in particular, recognizing cyber crime as a direct threat to our nation, wants new ways to protect its networks and a holistic approach to cybersecurity. There are no easy answers in cybersecurity, but there are some very clear ways to get better at it.
MUMBAI: The city cyber police station on Thursday arrested activist Ketan Tirodkar for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about women on social media. He was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman.
Sanjay Saxena, joint commissioner of police (crime branch), confirmed the arrest. Sources said a complaint was lodged on July 21 stating that Tirodkar had posted derogatory remarks. An inquiry was conducted before his arrest. He was produced before Esplanade court at 4.15pm and it remanded him to police custody till December 11. Sources said he was going to Ahmedabad to submit an application for speedy hearing in the Sadiq Jamal case, but Mumbai crime branch detained him near the airport. Akbar Pathan, DCP, cyber police station, said he did not have details with him about the case.
He was booked under sections 509 (word, gesture or
Recently several high-profile attacks made history. The Target hack, for example, left 70 million people with stolen credit card information. Seven million small businesses and 76 million households among J.P. Morgan clients had their data compromised.
According to the FBI, cybercrime ranks now as one of its top law enforcement activities. During the Obama administration, the president proposed a cybersecurity budget spending increase to $14 billion.
Here are some statistics that summarize the situation in the cybersecurity industry over the past year and the perspectives for the future:
It is forecasted that by 2021 cybercrime damage costs will reach $6 trillion annually.
Ransomware to remain cyber crime mainstay in ’18: Report
THE trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major cyber attacks will continue in 2018 with the ransomware business model being a cyber crime mainstay, a new report said on Wednesday.
Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro predicted an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities as more devices are manufactured without security regulations or industry standards. Overall, the increased connectivity and enlarged attack surface present new opportunities for cyber criminals to leverage known issues to penetrate a corporate network, the company said in a statement.
“The ransomware attacks will manifest itself in a more ‘specialised’ and ‘targeted manner’, unlike the earlier approach. With respect to India, in 2018, we will experience more number of attacks targeted at the ATMs, especially malware attacks.
“We also expect to see a rise in security incidents across Public Cloud platforms,” said Nilesh Jain, Country Manager,