Shoney’s data breach

The owner of restaurant chain Shoney's, Best American Hospitality Corp. (BAHC), confirmed a data breach of customer data at dozens of Shoney's restaurants. The company published a press release that listed the affected restaurant locations and said…

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IoT Cyber Attack Methods And Ways To Defend Them

In a recent cyber threat report, McAfee provided some good intelligence on how cybercriminals use Mirai attacks to infect poorly configured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and turn them into bots used for large scale network attacks.

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How a University Fought Off an IoT Attack and 12 Lessons Learned

The Verizon security team recently announced the first Data Breach Digest, a series of 18 cybercrime cases the team investigated. The Verizon team starts with a sneak peek of one of the case studies that describes how a university was attacked by an IoT botnet consisting of over 5,000 infected hosts. The study concludes with 12 good lessons learned from the attack.

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Improving Data Security with Secure Communications, Applications and APIs for IoT

Security firm Sucuri warned back in June how compromised CCTV devices were used in multiple denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks every day. In the report, nearly 25,000 compromised devices from all over the world were used in various attacks on small businesses.

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Hardware-based Security Controls for IoT

In this article, we highlight some key points from a recent Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) IoT report, to include hardware-based controls to enhance security of IoT products. The CSA IoT Working Group report, is titled "Future-proofing the Connected World: 13 Steps to Developing Secure IoT Products."

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How to Establish a Framework, Platform Security and Data Protections for IoT

In this article, we highlight some key points from a recent Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) IoT Working Group report, "Future-proofing the Connected World: 13 Steps to Developing Secure IoT Products," to include guidance on how to establish a framework, platform and privacy protections to enhance security of IoT products.

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Cyber Attacks Drive Need for IoT Security Standards

A working group from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) published a report to help guide Internet of Things (IoT) developers and designers with security controls in 13 key areas to improve security in IoT products. The security guidance covers secure development, platform security, data/privacy protection, key management and secure communications, just to name a few.

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