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FBI Warns About Internet of Things-Related Cyber Crimes

The FBI has informed businesses and consumers they must be vigilant to protect their Internet-connected devices against cyber criminals who target system vulnerabilities. In a public service announcement published Thursday, the bureau said malicious cyber actors can use Internet of Things devices that lack security features to attack other systems, steal …

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Justice Dept Eyes Tech Refresh to Support Mobile Workforce

The Justice Department has issued a request for information on “best of breed” office technologies as the department plans a technology upgrade amid the emergence of the mobile workforce, Nextgov reported Monday. Hallie Golden writes that the RFI indicates DOJ’s interest in cross-platform applets, office communications devices connected via Wi-Fi, unified …

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Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

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Mike Howell of ODNI Poses Internet of Things Security Questions for Agencies, Enterprises

Mike Howell, deputy program manager for information sharing in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has called on federal agencies and corporate organizations to understand privacy issues and security risks associated with the adoption of Internet of Things, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. “Everyone of these new extensions of connectivity …

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