IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposed by Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

On August 1, 2017, the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced the "Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017," bi-partisan legislation focused on establishing minimum security requirements for the federal procurement of Internet connected devices (#IoT). The legislation is directed at vendors who supply IoT devices to the federal government. It requires that such products are [...]

Invitation for 2 Webinars: Protecting Data Exchanged in Discovery and Securing IoT Data

I thought you may like an invitation to attend two complimentary webinars that I will be doing this coming week: YOURS, MINE, OURS: Protecting the Data Gathered and Exchanged in Litigation, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 12:00 CDT LINK for more information and registration Securing IoT Data: Compliance, Privacy, and [...]

Dyn, Krebs, and Mirai Botnet – the IoT Pandora’s Box is Open, Now What?

usinesses now risk disruption from attacks by a minion army of "smart" IoT devices through DDoS attacks like those experienced by Dyn last Friday, and Brian Krebs in late September. The Mirai IoT botnet made these attacks possible and, because its source code was recently released into the wild, it will likely be used against other companies. Now that this IoT Pandora's Box has been opened, what do we do?

You Could See This One Coming: Vibrator Company Sued for Tracking Usage

SETTLEMENT UPDATE: A Canadian sex-toy manufacturer, We-Vibe, has been ordered to pay out almost $3 million to customers who bought a “smart vibrator” that tracked owners’ usage without their knowledge. Each customer who used the associated app will be paid $7,433, and customers who bought the vibrator but never used the app can claim up to [...]