This week I’m attending the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, where government and industry leaders have come together to discuss the looming challenges and newest tools in cybersecurity. Throughout the week, I’ll be speaking with experts, bringing you insights on the threats emanating from cyberspace, ranging from ransomware and ...

The Internet of Things (IoT), a phenomenon of everyday Internet-connected devices ranging from smart appliances to webcams and routers, is making the lives of companies, governments, and households more efficient and data-driven. However, these devices also present a new vulnerability into the networks they are a part of, creating novel ...

Pundits will pick over the lessons of 2016 for a long time, and as they do, cyber experts are looking at the past year and finding lessons as well, with far-reaching implications for our nation’s security. For most Americans, the 2016 election was the year cybersecurity moved from being an ...

Every day, the line between cyber-threats and physical threats grows thinner – blurring the crucial distinction between attacks on networks and attacks on materials objects. 225,000 Ukrainians learned this in January of 2016 when they lost power following a cyber-attack on a Ukrainian power grid. The rise of the Internet ...

Nearly everyone has, at some point, had to deal with long, terrible commutes caused by traffic congestion at rush hour. Or maybe you have endured long delays, or even spontaneous fires, because your city’s public transit system was never meant to handle the volume of use it is currently expected ...

The Internet of Things is making changes across the spectrum of American life, and now the technology has progressed to a point where it can start changing the way that urban centers operate. Smart cities could radically alter how Americans live and access municipal services in the future. The Cipher ...

Last December, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) marked its first national innovation week. The week refocused the attention of the government’s innovation value chain, challenging service providers to rethink convention in the pursuit of self-improvement. But if the UAE is to realize its smart, connected digital ambitions, it must do more to foster an ecosystem that integrates entrepreneurship and allows ground-breaking ideas to thrive alongside public services ...

On Friday, Dyn, a company that routes and manages internet traffic, suffered multiple Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks throughout the day.  Major sites such as Twitter, Netflix, airbnb and the New York Times were unavailable throughout the day due to these attacks.  The general counsel for Dyn, Dave Allen, ...

Some stunning things have happened in the past year.  Cars were remotely hacked and run off the road.  Thieves digitally stole cars in volume, at night, and loaded them onto container ships before owners woke in the morning—with the high-end cars stolen through security mistakes in keyless entry and keyless ...

The Internet-of-Things has for years promised to usher in a new wave of innovation. It has sometimes been called the Internet-of-Everything or Internet 3.0—grand language illustrating its potential. That potential would also seem to offer new opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence services. But the promise has thus far not ...

The Internet of Things is poised to become as revolutionary as the Internet itself, but there are some major threats that must be dealt with first. J.J. Thompson, the founder of the cybersecurity firm Rook Security, spoke with the Cipher Brief about how ransomware could impact the Internet of Things ...