This Small Device Detects Cyber Threats In Your Smart Home Devices

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Dojo by Bullguard, a small security device to protect your home against cyber threats. By 2025, IDC says that 80 billion devices will be connected to the internet. In the near future, Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be approximately 25 billion IoT-enabled devices. If you need more proof of rapid consumer adoption in practical terms, Amazon Echo has sold 5.1 million smart speakers in just the first two years of being on the market. Now, let's look at the data from all this connectivity.

How providers can better protect IoT devices from ransomware


A slew of powerful cyberattacks this past year unveiled frightening vulnerabilities of some of the world's most vital communications networks, and showed the potential risk that healthcare organizations will face from this point forward.

iPad bomb threat led to recent device ban on flights


If this is accurate, there's some precedent to justify the response: in 2016, a terrorist blew a hole in a Somali airliner with a "laptop-like" device. There's a mounting concern that attackers are once again finding creative ways to bring explosives aboard flights, and electronics are an obvious conduit. However, this also raises some questions. If there was a specific threat of a bomb-laden iPad, why are the American and British bans different? Why are France and other countries not implementing their own bans when they could also be targets?

IoT security: Why it will get worse before it gets better


There are billions of connected devices in use around the world, in our homes, our offices, even inside our bodies as medical devices are connected to an ever-growing internet of things (IoT). Vendors rush to add to the range of devices available, with many looking to gain a hold in the market as quickly as possible, delivering cheap, easy-to-use devices into the hands of users. But this rush to market often comes at a cost, with cyber security often given little or no thought as manufacturers look to be the first to offer connected devices. That has often led to devices hitting the market and selling in large numbers of units, only to be discovered to be completely insecure. Devices ranging from IP cameras, to children's toys and smart home hubs have been found to contain significant vulnerabilities which can be exploited to spy by using the IoT device as an entry point into the wider network for committing other cyber crimes.

Explained: What are IoT Devices?


While the Basic Management of IoT devices has once been reduced by many providers of IoT solutions ( as such features have not offered a short – term differentiation for IoT solutions), as the IoT industry is still mature, such features are becoming increasingly important. However, with the internet of things, we see IoT solutions that can include thousands to millions of devices, for which persistent connectivity and high bandwidth are far from the norm. Without the Management of Contextual IoT devices, managing thousands to millions of devices for which you have very little data can quickly become an operational nightmare capable of eliminating any hope of a good return on investment and killing an IoT solution. IoT Device Management is all the tools, capabilities and processes needed to support IoT solutions on a scale effectively. Adding new devices to any network makes it more complex, and IoT devices are particularly dangerous.