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IoT Cybersecurity Reaching Tipping Point

IoT Cybersecurity Reaching Tipping Point
IoT Cyber Security Is Reaching A Tipping Point In an article on ITPro, Jeff Finn writes about how the state of IoT cybersecurity is reaching a tipping point, forcing IoT device manufacturers to work partners that excel at networking. "The writing on the wall for IoT device manufacturers is to get serious about security and develop fruitful channel partnerships with network technology providers. The consensus among enterprise professionals is that IoT security has emerged as a front-of-mind [...]Read more

Netgear Vulnerability Exploit Demonstration Video

Netgear Vulnerability Exploit Demonstration Video
Once you see this vulnerability in action, it's easy to imagine how easily devices can be exploited. Simple vulnerability hacks and tactics such as this can be used in coordination with home routers, smart speakers, video surveillance equipment, and much more to create havoc. If someone does take control of your router, they can easily infect or target other IoT (Internet of Things) devices on the same network. - Eric Watkins, Sr. Malicious Detection ResearcherRead more

CRN interviews zvelo CEO on New IoT Security Offering to Detect Compromised Devices

CRN interviews zvelo CEO on New IoT Security Offering to Detect Compromised Devices

CRN Exclusive: zvelo Introduces IoT Security Offering To Detect Compromised Devices CRN: News, Analysis, and Perspective for VARs, and Technology Integrators *The following article, by Lindsey O’Donnell, is featured on CRN‘s website and was originally published on October 2, 2017. Network security company zvelo Monday unveiled an IoT security offering that uses artificial intelligence to automate the way enterprises discover and profile IoT devices on the network – and detect ones that are compromised. “Over the past two years, we saw […]

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In IoT Central: “Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People”

In IoT Central: “Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People”

Keeping Voice-Activated Smart Home Device From Talking to the Wrong People by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo The introduction of voice-activated smart home solutions – like Amazon Echo and Dot, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod – have brought with them the dream of convenient Star Trek-like interfaces where a user’s spoken wish is their command. But at the same time, these devices have served as a Trojan Horse, increasingly inviting in security issues and unintended […]

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Devil’s Ivy Vulnerability Targets IoT Devices’ Open Source Code Library

Devil’s Ivy Vulnerability Targets IoT Devices’ Open Source Code Library

By Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo This week, a new security vulnerability subject to remote attack, known as Devil’s Ivy, is targeting the c++ library used by thousands of different IoT device vendors. The most popular devices being compromised are IoT video cameras; however,  the associated risk is not limited to video cameras alone. IoT vendors often use chipsets from 3rd party OEMs as a means to quickly and easily integrate new […]

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InfoSecurity Magazine Features How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn of zvelo

InfoSecurity Magazine Features How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn of zvelo

*****The following article, by Jeff Finn, appears as an online article in the Opinion section on InfoSecurity Magazine Home’s web site and was originally published on July 13, 2017. In InfoSecurity Magazine: How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo Even as IoT device volume races towards 200 billion by 2020, the vast majority of our connected gadgets still have little or no security features in place – leaving them ripe for […]

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zvelo IoT CyberSecurity Monitors Network Devices in MSSP Alert

zvelo IoT CyberSecurity Monitors Network Devices in MSSP Alert

zvelo beta tests Internet of Things security solution that leverages software-based sensors. zvelo CEO Jeff Finn explains how the assessment system works. *****The following article, by DH Kass, appears in MSSP Alert‘s web site and was originally published on June 16, 2017. Zvelo is beta testing an IoT Security solution, a software-based sensor that discovers network-attached devices, profiles them and tags compromised units. Think of it as an elaborate, sophisticated hall monitor that knows how you behave, […]

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“Why Aren’t IoT Manufacturers Doing More to Prevent Botnet Attacks?” IoT Evolution Magazine Feature News by Jeff Finn, special guest

“Why Aren’t IoT Manufacturers Doing More to Prevent Botnet Attacks?” IoT Evolution Magazine Feature News by Jeff Finn, special guest

*****The following article, by Jeff Finn, appears within the Featured News section of IoT Evolution Magazine’s web site and was originally published on February 23, 2017. Malicious hackers seeking out unsecured devices to add to their botnet armies is not new, but the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is making their jobs all too easy. According to Cisco estimates, there are 15 billion IoT devices on the market today; IDC and Intel project over 200 billion […]

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zvelo’s CEO, Jeff Finn, offers his opinion on the future of IoT security in InfoSecurity Magazine

zvelo’s CEO, Jeff Finn, offers his opinion on the future of IoT security in InfoSecurity Magazine

Users Can Secure Their IoT Devices; But Will They? *****The following article, by Jeff Finn, appears within the Opinion section of InfoSecurity Magazine’s web site and was originally published on February 15, 2017. On an increasingly massive scale, cybercriminals are repurposing connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices installed within our homes. These hackers use malware to enlist our smart thermostats, speakers, lights, and more as soldiers for their botnet armies – used in coordinated massive […]

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Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo discusses the Rise of IoT botnet attacks and how to mitigate the threat they pose

Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo discusses the Rise of IoT botnet attacks and how to mitigate the threat they pose
Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo discusses the Rise of IoT botnet attacks and how to mitigate the threat they pose. Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo contributes an article in On Internet of Business - Informing IoT and the Connected World *****The following article appears within Internet of Business - Informing IoT and the Connected World's web site and was originally published on January 19, 2017 The meteoric growth of the IoT [...]Read more

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem Recently, hackers successfully unleashed an absolutely massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that swiftly knocked some popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon and even GitHub. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but the latest attack was unique. Primarily because of its scale, but also because it was carried out with a botnet utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, as opposed to […]

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zvelo Signs Multi-million Dollar Contract with First AI as a Service Customer

zvelo Signs Multi-million Dollar Contract with First AI as a Service Customer

Multi-Million Dollar Contract Marks Milestone for Innovative New AI as a Service Technology and Business Model We’re pleased to announce this week that zvelo has signed a multi-million dollar, multi-year AI as a Service contract.  The AIaaS platform will implement custom AI solutions that utilize and leverage zveloDP’s extensive datasets, as well as zvelo’s Datafication services, to generate new and innovative services and datasets which complement those already offered by zvelo. There was a lot […]

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Connected Home Leader Signs with zvelo to Secure IoT Devices

Connected Home Leader Signs with zvelo to Secure IoT Devices

Pioneer in Home Security Appliances Selects zvelo to Secure IoT Devices We’re happy to announce this week that a market leader of Secure Home Appliances has signed a multi-year data licensing agreement with zvelo.  The vendor is licensing zvelo’s content, malicious and objectionable datasets to bolster its efforts to secure IoT devices in the home. With more objects being connected via Wi-Fi at an ever-increasing rate, zvelo’s data will be vital to this industry. These IoT […]

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