10. September 2016 · Comments Off on Wearable technology to transform biometrics but privacy issues loom: study · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New research from Unisys Corporation reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However privacy concerns around the security of biometric data stored in the cloud need to be addressed as adoption becomes more mainstream.The survey of 54 biometrics professionals was conducted by Unisys at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference held in Sydney, May 24-26, 2016.

Source: Wearable technology to transform biometrics but privacy issues loom: study | ET CIO

09. June 2016 · Comments Off on It’s good to be a cybersecurity startup right about now · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cybersecurity fears are increasing, and, as a result, so are investments in cyberphysical security startups.A recent survey shows cybersecurity fears about breaches, identity theft, and privacy violations are taking a severe toll on the public trust. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) analysis reveals that nearly half of all internet users have begun limiting online activity because of security and privacy concerns, and 19 percent of internet-using households — representing 19 million households — have been affected by a breach and/or experienced identity theft or other malicious cybersecurity activity in the last year.

Source: It’s good to be a cybersecurity startup right about now – SmartGridNews

02. June 2016 · Comments Off on IoT: Security Guidelines Emerge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are two sides to the coin: security and data privacy, both of which have the potential to undermine confidence in the entire IoT concept.With regards to security, there is a whole host of situations where an IoT device or system could be compromised. Think of last year’s hacks of a Jeep on a motorway or a power station in Ukraine. Thankfully, no lives were lost in either, but it is no stretch to imagine the havoc that could be unleashed.On the issue of data privacy, few connected devices will have a user interface through which an operator or vendor can inform the user about the terms and conditions of use, where their personal data may be stored and how it may be used, and thereby gain the user’s acceptance of those terms.

Source: IoT: Security Guidelines Emerge – Connected LivingConnected Living

17. November 2015 · Comments Off on Tozny Awarded NIST Grant To Secure IoT-Enabled Smart Homes And Transit Systems  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amid growing concerns that IoT devices are inherently vulnerable to attacks that could compromise users’ information privacy and security, Galois today announced that it has been awarded a $1.86 million NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) grant to build a secure data storage system that enables next-generation IoT capabilities without sacrificing privacy. Galois’ authentication and mobile security subsidiary, Tozny, will serve as the technical lead for the NSTIC pilot program.

Source: Tozny Awarded NIST Grant To Secure IoT-Enabled Smart Homes And Transit Systems – Galois, Inc.

29. October 2015 · Comments Off on OTA Releases New Internet of Things Trust Framework to Address Global Consumer Concerns  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, today released the last-call update of the Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework. The Framework is a comprehensive global initiative that provides guidance for device manufacturers and developers to enhance the security, privacy and sustainability of connected home devices, wearable fitness and health technologies, and the data they collect.

Source: OTA Releases New Internet of Things Trust Framework to Address Global Consumer Concerns | Online Trust Alliance