Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security

Dark Reading | December 05, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security has put Internet of Things (IoT) manufactures on notice and is justified in doing so, explains Troy Dearing in his recent Dark Reading blog. A senior ethical hacker at Armor and former NSA computer network operator, Troy discusses why this move was necessary, as demonstrated in his recent honey pot experiment with Marai malware. “The recent Dyn DDoS attack made the susceptibility of these devices clear, and the sheer destructive potential makes the risks impossible to ignore,” said Dearing.