Rife with vulnerabilities that are actively probed by MCAs, connected consumer-grade equipment is poised to be the next attack surface.
Internet of Things security is a misnomer. By default, the connected things that have entered our mass market electronics devices have gaping security flaws. Device manufacturers, OEMs, and consortiums are collaborating and building frameworks and specifications for securing IoT devices and endpoints that they connect to.
2018 was a wild year for cybersecurity, ad tech, and the internet in general. In this blog, we explore the significant trends and security challenges that are likely to impact us in 2019 and beyond.
For the second straight year, zvelo’s IoT Security Platform ranked among the finalists in ECD’s Innovation Awards for next-generation IoT frameworks aimed at securing business and residential networks from nefarious Internet of Things devices.
Even with worldwide spending for IoT Security will hit $1.5 billion in 2018 (up 28% from 2017), there are still massive gaps and vulnerabilities in our networks—and is still largely un-coordinated.
Particularly with the proliferation of IoT devices—network security has grown increasingly porous—leaving gaping holes. zvelo is working with router and gateway manufacturers to provide an IoT Security Platform that dynamically and actively profiles and monitors ALL network-connected devices—giving you complete network visibility to improve security for customer networks.
In a recent article published by IT Briefcase—zvelo Security Analyst, Louis Creager, outlined and describes one of the most prominent trends threatening router networks around the world. Ubiquitous as they are in our households, relatively few consumers are conscious of the firmware running on their home router
One of the largest security gaps in 2018—one that leaves devices open to malware, botnets, and use in DDoS attacks—is the lack of commitment from router and gateway manufacturers. But what is the incentive for OEMs to build the infrastructure and systems to maintain and update device firmware even after just a few years?
So what does IoT Security mean in a rapidly growing device ecosystem? Chuck Martin, Host of The Voices of IoT podcast, and zvelo CEO, Jeff Finn, sat down to discuss the current state of security in the exploding IoT market.
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.
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.