By Alan Grau  – There are a number of reasons that embedded security is hard. A few of the top challenges include:
- The low cost of attack
- The weakest link problem
- A lack of expertise and training
It’s very easy, when talking about cybersecurity, to focus on the various technical aspects of building a secure device.
Security is only as strong as its weakest link. As security is a system issue, not just a device issue, there is a very long chain of possible attack points that must be secured. more> http://goo.gl/6U1IHZ
By Ryan Radia – Unless the courts or Congress rein it in, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) might soon transform itself into the Internet Regulation Commission.
To understand the FCC’s latest power grab, think back to 1996 — the year America Online introduced its unlimited dial-up service.
That’s the last time Congress rewrote federal telecom laws, albeit making barely any mention of the Internet. One new provision, Section 706, instructed the FCC and the states to use their powers to encourage the expansion of speedy Internet access and promote infrastructure investment.
This provision sounds simple enough, but as current FCC leadership sees it, the law is an invitation for potentially boundless regulation. more> http://goo.gl/JLFxo0
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Bloomberg – Big technology companies, worried about hackers and government surveillance, are starting to encrypt their devices and services more aggressively, often by default.
Alarmed by this, U.S. intelligence officials want companies to be more helpful.
Providing special access for governments could weaken digital security for everyone else. As a group of top computer scientists recently warned, it would undermine enhancements that have made progress in warding off hackers, make systems far more complex and thus more vulnerable, and create enticing new targets for cybercriminals.
The result could be an increase in fraud, identity theft and other crimes.
A back door for cops can be opened by robbers, too. more> http://tinyurl.com/operepg
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By Jonathan Keane – Over time, city systems often become a patchwork of old and new technology.
That presents two different types of problems. The new technology is often untested. And obsolete technology can bring its own vulnerabilities. …
Japan’s government has adopted a similar approach as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics by establishing a new cybersecurity strategy team.
The government has been holding cybersecurity drills across its departments to back up national security, and it intends to train up to 50,000 citizens, both private and public sector, and improve their computer skills by 2020 to raise information security standards and protect against exploits and attacks, including attacks on websites and Olympic event ticket sales systems. more> http://tinyurl.com/op2ruot
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