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clrmoney
clrmoney
12/23/2016 10:16:12 AM
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Security in 2017
The security of doing things online are more intense because you have people that are constantly getting into the system and hacking information so they need to come up something better for them the long run.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/23/2016 11:23:32 AM
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Re: Security in 2017
When I was in school studying information science there wasn't that much emphasis put on security. Surely that has changed with all of the breaches that have been happening over the past few years. We need more security people, and there is a huge demand for that role these days. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/24/2016 1:09:34 AM
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Re: Security in 2017
@dcawrey:

Those were good old days. Certainly time has changed and so did the security. But still we haven't reached to a state to say that we are hack/breach free. Recent issue with key industry player like yahoo is  perfect example.

I agree with you that industry needs more security experts. And that is a career on high demand.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/24/2016 10:46:19 PM
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Re: Security in 2017
There is no question the need is there--I am well aware of on-going development at Universities.    But what I would humbly suggest is that there is only such much that can be done at the "vendor" level--Apple has been the best at it--but end users have to do their part both at the Enteprise level..and at the "end user/individual" level.   That's the key...

 

 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:17:01 PM
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Re: Security in 2017
@dcawrey, I agree i don't recall any courses offered in security. I went to grad school and they were no security courses offered in my graduate program either. Sigh!

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:21:27 PM
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Re: Security in 2017
AT&T's Porter stated "that the biggest threat in 2017 will be the scary use of IoT as an attack vector."

That is scary and is just a reminder that companies that say they already have the skill set for IoT don't understand how to secure IoT.

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:24:41 PM
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AT&T Security in 2017
IoT security will require a different skill set no matter how long you have been in the security field or how many security certifications you have because this is a new and evolving industry.

New types of attacks occur daily, therefore companies cannot already have the skill set to handle a new attack that has never occurred before.

"There are things that are not in your control that you have to worry about." This is a wake up call for companies regarding security.

 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:26:50 PM
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AT&T IoT Security
Organizations still do not fully understand the importance of implementing security measures and the investment.

New security attacks occur daily and will continue to occur because the hackers are always five steps or more ahead of companies in terms of finding security loopholes.

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/31/2016 6:03:37 AM
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Re: AT&T IoT Security
@freehe - You make a great point! Hackers are the always ahead of security. This is why the Russians were able to hack into a ultility company in Vermont. While the code found that implicated Russian hackers was limited to one laptop, I imagine further access was not that far away. The concern is that they will use this ability to hack into and take down part of the electrical grid. If not taken seriously, I doubt it will take long to discover they are completely capabale of doing so. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 4:37:31 PM
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Re: AT&T IoT Security
And I almost feel like nothing is being done about this! I don't get why people aren't more concerned. We don't want other countries having access to important documents..

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 4:34:56 PM
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Re: AT&T IoT Security
Yes and it's scary! I think we need to really crack down on security because it is so easy for hackers to get in..

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:13:41 PM
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Re: Security in 2017
@clrmoney, I agree there is more risking when online than when offline or when used devices that are not connected online.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
12/23/2016 10:16:14 AM
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Security in 2017
The security of doing things online are more intense because you have people that are constantly getting into the system and hacking information so they need to come up something better for them the long run.

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cweinsch@optonline.net
cweinsch@optonline.net
12/23/2016 10:22:16 AM
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Survey: The Big Security Story of 2017?
The big security story at the end of 2016 was Mirai (perhaps sharing top billing with ransomware). This is the formation of botnets through the use of unprotected IoT- connected consumer devices.

In 2017, this attack vector will:

> Grow worse

> Be reduced due to steps taken by the security ecosystem

> Remain a problem of about the same severity as it is now.

 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/24/2016 7:51:53 PM
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Re: Survey: The Big Security Story of 2017?
I vote that they will remain a problem about the same severity only because different threats will pop up as the old ones are fixed. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/24/2016 10:11:21 PM
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Re: Survey: The Big Security Story of 2017?
@afwriter:

What you have said is so true. We are seeing that in practcie in recent times. One area is getting addressed and something else is being exposed on another end.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/24/2016 10:39:36 PM
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Re: Survey: The Big Security Story of 2017?
It is a grim picture--it seems as if those of us who are embracing iOT will continue to be at the mercy of  manufacturers not withstanding my advocacy for a sense of responsibility we all need to embrace as end users.    It appears that you are advising that not to be the case.   It is going to be an interesting 2017...

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 11:15:32 PM
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Re: Survey: The Big Security Story of 2017?
@cweinsch@optonline.net, great insight, thanks for sharing.

In 2017, this attack vector will:

> Remain a problem of about the same severity as it is now.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/24/2016 1:03:45 AM
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Increased INOT Vulnerability
We've seen a 3,000% increase in IoT vulnerability scans over the last few years.

3000% increase is way too significant threat for IOT security.I hope the attention that industry is currently paying will bring promising security model in 2017.


 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/24/2016 7:54:47 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@ms. akkineni I am inclined to agree with you but even after the celebrity smartphone hacks a few years ago, we have still not seen a surge in smartphone security.  It makes me feel as though security is still not a top priority even with annecdotal evidence that it is necessary. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/24/2016 10:17:34 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@afwriter:

I wouldn't decline the fact that we haven't seen an impressive progress in smart phone security features.But I still belive that security has been a priority enterprise wide. It is true that there has been struggle in terms of getting to a comfort level in that area. But certainly security is one of the top items in the list for many organizations. There is an artice published in this forum where an expert from At&T security explains their strategy on security in 2017.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/24/2016 10:30:16 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
As I was thinking about this discourse on this Christmas Eve, I can't help but sense that all seems to be lost--We seem to be depending simply too much on vendors and not realizing that we have some obligation as end users.   What our guest noted about how end user end points are at the most vunerable underscored the level of success the massive DDOS attack earlier in the year--What am I missing here? 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
12/24/2016 10:33:32 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
I have noted the Cyber World to be the "Wild Wild West".   There is no other way to describe it--and although i noted that we as end users have some level of responsibility, I do admit that there is only so much we can do.    Yahoo happened a number of years ago--and the extent of the breach is now coming to light--but I still think Yahoo is the exception for a lack of accountability and transparency--others (Home Depot; Target ; etc) have been more forthcoming and have gone on to overcome the very challenges--right?

 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/24/2016 10:45:33 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@mpouraryan:

'Wild Wild West' for cycber world is a perfect description.

Though end users have responsibility, i would say recent security hacking incidents are beyond that. It all narrows down to cloud security.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/26/2016 4:59:59 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
So we're going to see more IoT-based attacks? That's a scary thought. 

It would seem that even though there was a lot of media coverage about this year's hack that things would change. But sadly they have not. What's the solution here?

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/26/2016 6:17:10 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@dcawrey:

So we're going to see more IoT-based attacks? That's a scary thought.


I hear you, the thought is scary but not unreal. I think we all know that there has to be solution in terms of tight security model.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/27/2016 5:13:50 AM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@dcawrey - I believe you are referring to the hack of the DNC and Clinton's emails, and subsequent release to Wikileaks. (That's my guess anyway, I apoogize if that's incorrect.) But while one would think a hack of this nature would be of great interest to most users, my guess is that because of who was hacked, and the believed advantage some see in this hack, they just aren't that concerned. If they were more directly effected, negatively especially, they would probably not stop talking about the problem. But because of the number of people who believe this hack was good, and even necessary, it just isn't seen as a bad thing at all. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/28/2016 4:41:51 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@elizabethv Well, I'm curious then what it's going to take to get people worried. 

Maybe at this point people are just numb to the idea of hacks. It's such an abstraction its hard to get people's attention. 

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Michelle
Michelle
12/28/2016 5:32:12 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@dc I think you're right about that. Data security isn't as well understood as other tasks in everyday life. Perhaps a simulation is in order.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/31/2016 5:51:04 AM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
@dcawrey - not sure what would get their attention. There's been talk this morning about Russians hacking an electric company in Vermont. The concern is their ability to try to knock out our power grid, similar to what they did in Ukraine. Yet many are quick to write the incident off as fake, or no big deal, because we can trust Russia now. Smh. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 4:36:16 PM
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Re: Increased INOT Vulnerability
And that's when things so wrong when we underestimate or ignore what's actually going on. We need to put an end to hackers especially from important documents getting into the wrong hands.

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