Why this is now the time to invest in security : Page 5 of 5

May 27, 2015 // By Alan Grau, Icon Labs
Why this is now the time to invest in security
Researchers from Kaspersky Labs, at their annual Security Analyst Summit (SAS), presented detailed findings of pervasive malware and embedded surveillance tools that have largely gone undetected for over a decade. The report implies that the surveillance tools were developed and deployed by the US National Security Agency.

Kaspersky Labs’ report highlights the extent of today’s cyber threats. It is naïve to assume that the US and its allies have a monopoly on such technology. Everyone involved in the development of technology for critical infrastructure needs to recognize the threats and begin investing today in security solutions that provide the highest level of protection possible.

Today’s modern embedded devices and systems are complex connected devices charged with performing critical functions. Including security in these devices is a critical design task.

Security features must be considered early in the design process to ensure the device is protected from the advanced cyber-threats they will be facing now as well as attacks that will be created in the future. These are the steps required to make your things secure and help create the Internet of Secure Things.

About the author:

Alan Grau is the President and cofounder of Icon Labs – www.iconlabs.com.

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