Alien Eye in the Sky - 13th January 2017

January 13, 2017 | Javvad Malik

If you predicted that 2017 would be the year that manufacturers of insecure IoT devices would be facing legal action, and that penalties would be issued for slow reporting of breaches, then you can rub your hands gleefully and tout yourself as the cyber Nostradamus!

If not, you can catch up on the latest goings-on which includes these stories as well as California’s new ransomware law, and how two friends got into restricted areas with just a hi-vis jacket.

Links to this weeks stories:

The FTC offering $25,000 prize for securing IoT

The FTC suing D-Link for insecure IoT

New California law to imprison ransomware distributors for four years

Healthcare provider fined $475,000 for tardy breach notification

Getting into restricted areas with nothing more than a hi-vis jacket

Javvad Malik

About the Author: Javvad Malik

The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.

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