OnPage News – IoT Devices – Is Your Crock Pot Spying on You?

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Article Courtesy of: Computerworld Is the Government tapping into your IoT Devices & Spying on You? The U.S. spy chief admitted the government may use your “smart” internet-connected IoT devices to spy on you. A Harvard report no sooner debunked the FBI’s “Going Dark” argument than the U.S. intelligence chief admitted the government might use your “smart” internet-connected devices to spy on you. U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified: “Smart” IoT devices incorporated into the electric grid, vehicles—including autonomous vehicles—and household appliances are improving efficiency, energy conservation, and convenience. However, security industry analysts have demonstrated that many of these new systems can threaten data privacy, data integrity, or continuity of services. In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials. Clapper’s prepared testimony about spying via IoT were included in the “Worldwide Threat […] Read more »

OnPage News: Mobile Compliance

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IT in the gutter with Mobile Compliance Article Courtesy of:  TechTarget The emergence of enterprise mobility has made it a lot more complicated for organizations to maintain compliance with government and industry-specific regulations. Regulatory compliance encompasses a slew of federal, state and local laws and policies that businesses must adhere to. When it comes to technology, that means obeying laws that help ensure secure data storage and processing. If a company fails to comply, it could face repercussions such as fines and even criminal charges. But the consumerization trend put another wrinkle in the way enterprises deal with compliance. Now, companies have to worry about mobile compliance and securing their data on employees’ personal smartphones and tablets — not just on corporate-provided devices. That’s tougher to secure, because IT typically has less insight into users’ own devices and apps. With company-issued laptops and desktops, IT admins could keep closer tabs […] Read more »

OnPage News: Mobile Health Security

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What Are Top Mobile Health Security Concerns in 2016? Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security & Elizabeth Snell “‘What are we going to allow? What aren’t we going to allow?’ You need to start from there and then evolve.” Mobile health security has continued to grow with numerous advances in technology, and that trend will likely last into 2016. More providers are encouraging the use of mobile devices, and more consumers are looking for ways to become more involved in their own health through the use of smartphones and patient portals. But what are the top mobile health security concerns for the new year? Will the same types of health data breaches continue, or will providers find a way to securely use mobile devices Maintaining HIPAA compliance While the majority of the top data breaches from 2015 involved cybersecurity threats and hacking from third-parties, HIPAA compliance is still a key issue when it […] Read more »