19. August 2016 · Comments Off on 61% Of Smart-Home Revenue Came From Security Cameras In The Last Year  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

If consumers are shopping for smart-home products, security is likely top of mind.According to The NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence service, four out of 10 consumers who are at least somewhat interested in a smart home ranked making their home more secure and safe as the top reason driving their interest.

Source: 61% Of Smart-Home Revenue Came From Security Cameras In The Last Year | Twice

18. July 2016 · Comments Off on DOE approves $15M for grid security measures · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $15 million in funding to help strengthen and protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks, pending congressional approval.

Source: DOE approves $15M for grid security measures

11. July 2016 · Comments Off on Comcast Pursues Bigger Piece of Smart Home Market  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Comcast is pushing ahead on a plan to take Xfinity Home, its home security and automation platform, to the next level in part by broadening a curated mix of devices that work with the platform while also adding elements that drive more value into the service and reduce service friction.  “First and foremost, we have over the past year and a half focused heavily on disrupting the home security market,” Dan Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home, said in an interview soon after he keynoted the Parks Associates Connections conference in San Francisco on Tuesday (May 24).

Source: Comcast Pursues Bigger Piece of Smart Home Market | Multichannel

05. July 2016 · Comments Off on Internet of Things: The Basics of IoT Embedded …  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

At this week’s Chicago IoT Meetup, Roman Budek of NXP gave a talk on understanding and implementing embedded system security. What follows are the high points of the talk:

1. What makes IoT security unique? The IoT will consists of billions of connected, embedded devices. The more embedded devices connected to a gateway, the greater the security risk..

2. Why is it important to secure all end nodes? If a connected thermostat for a commercial freezer in a restaurant was hacked, the result could be food s

Source: Internet of Things: The Basics of IoT Embedded … | element14 Community

24. June 2016 · Comments Off on Verizon’s ICSA Labs unveils IoT security testing program · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

To help companies mitigate risks associated with an increasingly connected world, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is rolling out a new security testing program to provide assurance testing for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors. The program is believed to be among the first-of-its-kind.ICSA Labs will test six components as part of the new IoT Security Testing and Certification Program including:  alert/logging, cryptography, authentication, communications, physical security, and platform security.  The ICSA Labs Product Assurance Report found the majority of security devices fail to perform as intended.

Source: Verizon’s ICSA Labs unveils IoT security testing program