Will the new EU standard protect consumers from IoT products?
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) recently released Technical Specification 103 645, seeking to help protect consumers from IoT devices. Supported by world-class brands like ABB, Canon, Ericsson, Mitsubishi and LG Electronics can we expect this to be a first step in making IoT more secure?
The standard covers the ground from a fairly technical point of view, and talks a...Read the article
Why not homegrown over-the-air update capabilities?
According to Gartner, there will be almost 3 billion new internet-connected devices in 2018. Unfortunately, most of these devices lack basic security features, making them susceptible to hacking and being compromised. A few days ago, California took the first steps in making connected devices more secure with its “SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices” bill. This is a step in the right d...Read the article
The Need for a World Cybersecurity Organization
"Cyberthreats continue to impose an ever-bigger danger across the fabric of our society. Governments around the world are waking up to this harsh reality and, as with global warming, this can best be dealt with at an international level.”
In the latest TechTarget IoT Agenda post, our own Thomas Ryd claims the industry will be incapable of coping with cybersecurity problems and calls for an in...Read the article
UConnect, more botnets, and poor OTA updating practices
There have been some recent negative press on updating connected devices, including the OTA update that Fiat Chrysler sent out that causes endless reboots to their UConnect system. Another story that is gaining attention is the infection of tens of thousands of Dasan routers by the Satori malware, which is based on Mirai. Mirai is best known for infecting a large number of connected devices wh...Read the article
Penetration test results included in Mender support subscription
We get asked about Mender’s focus relative to other options available to do OTA updates for connected Linux devices. The broad answer is ease-of-use, robustness and security. We have conducted a large number of user tests and the most common alternative to Mender is a homegrown update mechanism. From a large sample size, we’ve found it can take a full time employee several months for a very rudime...Read the article