IoT Security Blog

Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things


Recent Support for IoT Security and Quantum Technology Legislation

Small business owners are embracing the benefits of connected technologies and the IoT, but in many cases they are not addressing the security vulnerabilities that come with connected technologies. This type of behavior is encouraging lawmakers to propose IoT security legislation like California’s  connected devices security bill, the first of its kind. While federal legislation for IoT security…

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California IoT Security Bill Highlights Need to Secure the IoT

California’s recent decision to pass a new IoT security bill underscores the importance of securing the IoT and will likely pave the way for clearer and more consistent standards to protect consumers and their data from fraud and abuse. The connected devices security bill, recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, requires IoT devices…

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IoT Security News: DoS Attack at Your Door and Semiconductor Stats

IoT security and semiconductor industry growth were two of hottest tech-related topics in 2017. Every few weeks, we learned about next-generation IoT hacks, new security-related legislation, and exciting advances in processor technology. Here are a few interesting news items from the past month. A DoS Attack at Your Door Amazon Key is a new delivery…

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IoT Security News: Cyber Shield, IoTroop, and the Quantum Race

It is an exciting (and challenging!) time for engineers, developers, and business leaders working on IoT security-related solutions. There are no shortages of security problems to solve and IoT business opportunities to consider. Every day, we learn about new security challenges, next-generation semiconductor technologies, and exciting innovations in the field of quantum computing. Here are…

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EU Prescription Drug Anti-counterfeiting Legislation

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher PharmaTech, a publication for pharmaceutical manufacturers, reports that the Council of the EU and the European Parliament are amending the current anti-counterfeiting directive to include a requirement for features that enable the identification, authentication and traceability of prescription medicines. The only way a specific product can be identified, authenticated and…

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Privacy, Electronic Monitoring and Human Resources

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The 12/1/09 electronic version of Contactless News has an interesting article that overlaps my previous role in Human Resources with my current technology focus: Privacy analysis necessary for access control systems The article suggests that corporations need to keep abreast of any state legislation that may impact the use of…

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Washington State RFID Bill Provides Exception for Security Research

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Washington State Bill HB 1011, Regulating the use of identification devices by governmental and business entities, was signed into law last week by the governor. See “Identification device” are defined as an item that uses radio frequency identification technology or facial recognition technology. A governmental or business entity may not…

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Talking about Privacy Issues

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The February issue of RFID Monthly, published by Reik Read of Robert W. Baird & Co., has an article called Privacy Stakes Raised, which first discusses Chris Paget’s recent efforts to collect the serial numbers from passport cards and electronic driver’s licenses in downtown San Francisco. For details on this…

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