Posts Tagged ‘iot’

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Jan 12, 2017
There are many discussions in recent events regarding the threat of vulnerable IoT devices. Part of the scare here is the ability of nefarious actors to unleash these devices in controlled botnets in strategic Denial of Service attacks. This is a very tangible threat that has manifested in a number of recent attacks including a massive DNS outage leveraged against DYN several weeks ago. The truth of the matter is that the threat from IoT and industrial devices is not really new, it just seems… Read More
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Jan 4, 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for years, but lately the threat potential has risen for a variety of reasons. One of the primary factors is the propagation of minimally secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. DDoS attacks were initially simple to execute and protect against, but the attacks have become more complex and more challenging than ever. The most sophisticated attacks employ botnets which are vast swarms of zombified systems directed at a specific target. Currently, DDoS attacks can be purchased… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jul 5, 2016
In a number of ways, the “Internet of Things” is a perfect description for the phenomenon that it aims to describe. The wide spectrum of applications that this radical technology incorporates is vast and it is growing with every passing day. For some, the word “things” in IOT may sound like a bit of a lazy term, as though a better description wasn’t available, but the term is clearly filled with great merit and potential. Over time, many have seized the opportunity many to interpret,… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jun 2, 2016
There's an art and a science science behind the Internet of Things (IoT) and in incorporating the tremendous data that this modern phenomenon generates. In its brief but remarkable history, IoT has been deployed in some fairly simplistic and classic architecture schemes. What lies beyond the immediate, will prove that in some cases, major IoT challenges have not yet taken these schemes to the point of "critical mass" or outright failure. The growth of data, the growth of complexity, and countless elements combine to demand… Read More