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A More Pragmatic Approach To Cyber Security For IoT, Memoori Speaks To IoTium

On October 21st 2016 we saw one of the largest cyber attacks in history. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which brought down some of the internet’s largest sites, used internet of things (IoT) enabled devices such as video surveillance cameras and printers, to overwhelm the popular DNS service provider Dyn. The nature of the attack has brought up important questions about the vulnerabilities being created by poor security protocols on the IoT’s edge devices. The worry is that the billions of “things” now being connected can now be used as ammunition to barrage and overwhelm important sites or core digital infrastructure. This week Memoori spoke with Ron Victor, the Founder & CEO of ioTium, about the October 21st attack, vulnerabilities of the IoT and his company’s pragmatic approach to cyber security in our increasingly connected world. “Anything that is based on usernames and passwords is compromisable,” Victor said. “That is why we do […]

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