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IoT

Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 20, 2016 9:47:45 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic for consumers and infosec professionals alike. Our experts have commented about the cybersecurity threats that are on the rise due to the proliferation of IoT devices — but that is certainly not halting the adoption and implementation of these products.

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Wombat Experts Share Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 13, 2016 2:06:07 PM

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, it’s certainly not too soon to think about what the cybersecurity threat landscape will look like in 2017. Our experts shared their thoughts about the current risks that will continue to plague infosec teams next year, and they offer predictions about how threats may morph in the coming months.

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Wombat Experts Weigh in on IoT Vulnerabilities

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 4, 2016 9:12:00 AM

The October distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn DNS was one more in a series of attacks using botnets compromised by Mirai malware. This recent incident created a botnet of exploited DVRs and internet-connected cameras that impacted big-name sites like Twitter and Netflix — and prompted U.S. Senator Mark Warner to call for industry-led security standards for internet of things (IoT) devices.

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Post-Holiday Electronics Guide: Cybersecurity Tips for Parents and Students

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 7, 2016 2:34:29 PM

Last updated: September 27, 2016

As students (and parents) settle back into “normal” routines post-holiday, it’s likely that new laptops, smartphones, tablets, and wireless “connectables” are part the mix. Whether first-time users or old hands, there are always cybersecurity considerations to adding new devices to your personal Internet of Things (IoT). The following tips can help protect data, systems, and privacy, so be sure to share them with your coworkers, family, and friends.

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