IoT Security: Navigating The IoT’s Data Ocean

Ann Cavoukian has a plan to shore up privacy in a ubiquitously connected world Ann Cavoukian is interested in your privacy, especially in a world where everything is connected to everything else. If you thought you were living in a technology landscape filled with data and analytics, you haven’t seen anything yet, she warned. As […]

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IoT Security: Assessing the Hidden Risks

IoT Security: Assessing the Hidden Risks Imagine a scifi novel, set 50 years into the future. In it, someone is confronted by a forest of Internet-connected devices. Dusty, with faded colours and logos that no one remembers, they continue humming away, their blinking lights dim but still active. And no one knows what they do. […]

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IoT Security: Can You Trust Your Fridge?

Tripwire’s IoT Hack Lab team warn about IoT botnets and homes that might be too smart for their own good. What’s the only real way to render an Internet of Things device safe? Unplug it, says Craig Young. He is a security expert at Tripwire, which ran its first IoT Hack Lab at the SecTor […]

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Cyberthreats: Kevin McNamee on the Evolving Dangers From Mobile Malware

How your phone is becoming the next battleground for attackers The war against malware will increasingly be fought via mobile platforms in the next few years. So says Kevin McNamee, director of motive security at Alcatel-Lucent. McNamee spoke at the SecTor 2015 conference, presenting his view of emerging mobile malware threats. It’s no wonder that […]

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Cyberthreats: Joe Pizzo on the Shadowy Corners of the Darknet

Norse Corp expert explains how darknet sites are being used to sell exploits and exploited machines The Internet is a kind of inverted iceberg. At the top is the visible part – a huge, ever-changing mass of information. But lurking under the surface is a whole other Internet, probably far smaller, and drastically different. This […]

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Cyberthreats: Microsoft’s Tim Rains on Putting Old Wine in New Bottles

The second in our four-part series on cyberthreats explores emerging trends in malware You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or so the saying goes – but maybe you don’t need to. Malware writers are evolving less dynamically than you might think, explained Tim Rains, chief security advisor for worldwide cybersecurity and data protection […]

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Cyberthreats: R-CISC’s Wendy Nather on Retail Risks

SecTor spoke to the retail security expert in part one of our four-part cyberthreat series When it comes to cyberthreats, retailers are among the most heavily targeted. Companies like Target, Home Depot and TJ Maxx have all made the headlines over the last few years as attackers pilfered credit card records by the millions from […]

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Is Anti-Virus Software Really Dead?

Malware protection must innovation beyond signatures, says IBM expert Is anti-virus software dead? Experts have declared its demise in the past – most notably Symantec, which declared it so in a Wall Street Journal interview last year. But some think there’s life in the old dog yet. As malware evolves, the software to detect and neutralise it […]

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A Transformative Time for CSOs

Kris Lovejoy says that security pros should have a physician’s eye Kris Lovejoy is on a mission to transform the way that CSOs deal with business. The former IBM CISO, who worked her way up as an ethical hacker, knows security from both the technical and the strategic side. CSOs face a period of intense […]

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Winging It

Trey Ford talks about what today’s CISOs can learn from yesterday’s pilots Trey Ford learned to fly to get to know his dad better. The security pro and SecTor keynote speaker started learning in a Cessna 172 in 2008, following in the footsteps of his father, who had been an avid flyer before Ford was […]

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Announcing the IT Futures Conference

A new event from the creators of SecTor Most years, the SecTor conference is about exploits, vulnerabilities, and security strategy. This year, though, there was one significant difference. This morning at SecTor 2015, co-organiser Bryan Bourne announced a new conference: IT Futures. Running May 30-June 1 2016 at the Metropolitan Convention Centre, IT Futures sheds […]

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