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Internet of Things: IoT and Standard IT Devices Have Similar Vulnerabilities but IoT Security Defenses are Weak or Nonexistent

By Dick Weisinger

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced new guidelines for how to address cybersecurity and privacy risks that could occur as a result of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  There is concern that many current IoT devices

Obsolescence and Recalls: Painpoints of the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Dick Weisinger

Innovation and new technology can be cool, but the dark side of innovation is obsolescence. I recently found that my 5+ year old iPad is considered by Apple to be ‘vintage’.  And at the seven year mark, Apple products are

NFC: Low-Cost Near Field Communications Tags to Drive new Applications

By Dick Weisinger

Near-field communication (NFC) technology represents a next generation of RFID.  NFC tags are easily printable and can be applied to paper, brochures, and just about any kind of consumer product.  They’re cheap to create, and since they’re readable by iPhones

Cryptocurrency Malware: Cybercriminals Target IoT Devices for Illicit Mining

By Dick Weisinger

Increasingly malware is infecting computers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies.  IoT devices are particularly vulnerable because, unlike most PCs, they often lack any sort of built-in security to prevent malware.  Often too, IoT

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Manufacturers Grow the Scope of their Deployed IoT Networks

By Dick Weisinger

Internet of Things is being widely and quickly adopted.  A recent survey by ON World found that more than one third of Industrial Internet of Things have more than 1000 nodes.  Roughly 12 percent of IIoT deployments have more than