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Founded in 2015 and formally launched in 2016 by Sean Martin, CISSP, and Marco Ciappelli, ITSPmagazine is an online InfoSec publication that brings together a select team of editors, journalists, and other industry professionals focused on Information Technology and IT Security and the influence that it has on our everyday lives – as individuals and as the Society we live in. And, for a change, the other way around.
Our mission is to raise awareness for cybersecurity and privacy by making it understandable, accessible, and part of everyone’s everyday life.
You will always find us At the Intersection of IT Security and Society™.
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Bugs Or Plain Stupidity? Welcome To The 2017 IoT Hall Of Shame Top 10
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In this episode of At The Edge with Sean Martin, ITSPmagazine's editor in chief is joined by Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft and the information security professional affectionately known in the industry as the "Code Curmudgeon".
Arthur manages a site called the IoT Hall of Shame where he captures stories of devices and other 'things' — everything from light bulbs to cars — that have, at some point, hit the news for being vulnerable and/or hacked. If its a smart thing connected to the Internet, it’s probably on Arthur’s list.
To give us a sense for what he’s seen this year, Arthur runs through the top 10 entries for 2017. We hear about new bugs, old bugs, returning bugs, never-fixed bugs, and things that aren’t bugs at all but are just flat-out poor decisions being made by the manufacturers building these devices. Are these poor decisions bugs, or just plain stupidity? You make the call. Either way, it’s important to remember that it's not just the manufacturer’s responsibility; we as consumers have a huge role to play in ensuring the security and privacy are being considered when these devices are being purchased, installed, and used.
For those interested in seeing the top 10 list in written form, please visit: