Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

by Business Insights , on 23.11.2020

The benefits of connected medical devices outweigh the risks. While healthcare organizations know what steps they must take to secure these devices, the right precautions aren't taken too often. Security deficiencies include lack of network segmentation, poor implementation of encryption and protocols. read more

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2020

New research shows that many companies neglect to track IoT deployments, an issue that’s likely to impact their business when devices are stolen or break during their operation. Tracking all deployed IoT devices seems like a default measure that any company should take. However, many deploy IoT hardware in the field but don’t follow up ... The post Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal

Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2020

* Researchers were able to use data collected by navigation sensors to record audio signals * Ingenious technique may be able to spy on some sensitive data, but requires a large amount of effort A team of researchers have explained how internet-connected robot vacuum cleaners can be hacked to eavesdrop on homeowners' private conversations. Researchers ... The post Robot vacuum cleaners can eavesdrop on your conversations, researchers reveal appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents Is on the Rise, Mainly Due to Human Error or Systems Failure

The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents Is on the Rise, Mainly Due to Human Error or Systems Failure

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 20.11.2020

The number of cyber insurance claims is on the rise since 2016 Business interruption is more expensive than the incident itself Ransomware is responsible for more than $100 billion in losses read more

Ransomware Downtime Costs Doubled Since 2019, MSPs Report

Ransomware Downtime Costs Doubled Since 2019, MSPs Report

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 19.11.2020

Remote work and cloud computing contribute to increase in ransomware attacks Healthcare industry most vulnerable during pandemic 54% of MSPs say phishing is the most successful ransomware attack vector One in four MSPs reported ransomware attacks on clients’ SaaS applications read more

Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say

Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.11.2020

The Tesla Backup Gateway, the technology that controls the connection to the power grid, has some security issues and lacks hardening measures, according to a report from Rapid7. A wide variety of exciting technologies populate the IoT ecosystem, and many of them are just working in the background with no real presence in consumers' day-to-day ... The post Tesla Backup Gateway Is Too Exposed, Security Researchers Say appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The New EDR and Platform Enhancements from Bitdefender

The New EDR and Platform Enhancements from Bitdefender

by Bogdan Carlescu, from Business Insights , on 18.11.2020

The last major release of the year brings on November 17, 2020 a new product and important enhancements: Bitdefender Endpoint Detection and Response is a new EDR product that can coexist with any third-party endpoint security solution GravityZone gets a new executive dashboard and an enhanced SIEM connector All EDR products now feature custom EDR detection rules capability read more

Consumer Watchdog Report Singles Out Tesla in Security Report

Consumer Watchdog Report Singles Out Tesla in Security Report

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.11.2020

A report from Consumer Watchdog singled out Tesla as an example of what a hacker can do. The organization provided a small demonstration on YouTube, but received mostly negative feedback from users as it doesn’t really offer any details. Modern cars integrate enough smart technology to qualify as an integral part of an IoT ecosystem. ... The post Consumer Watchdog Report Singles Out Tesla in Security Report appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

A Detailed Timeline of a Chinese APT Espionage Attack Targeting South Eastern Asian Government Institutions

A Detailed Timeline of a Chinese APT Espionage Attack Targeting South Eastern Asian Government Institutions

by Victor Vrabie, from Bitdefender Labs , on 16.11.2020

Bitdefender researchers have recently investigated a complex and targeted espionage attack on potential government sector victims in South East Asia, carried out by a sophisticated Chinese APT group. The operation dates back to late 2018, with current forensic evidence following the attack timeline up to 2020. This research focuses on dissecting an APT attack and […] read more

Wi-Fi 6 Finishes Testing, Global Deployment Takes Off in 2021

Wi-Fi 6 Finishes Testing, Global Deployment Takes Off in 2021

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 12.11.2020

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced that the trials of Wi-Fi 6 across deployments in diverse markets have concluded, and it’s ready now for a worldwide rollout. The new  Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which can use wider channels at 160 MHz and a capacity of up to 9.6 Gbps (compared to 3.5 Gbps in Wi-Fi 5), is ... The post Wi-Fi 6 Finishes Testing, Global Deployment Takes Off in 2021 appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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