Sorting out the ugly details of IoT security

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram I get at least one if not handful of pitches a week from people who want to write guest articles about the lack of security in the Internet of Things. They all start the same:“By 2020 there will be 10 gazillion IoT nodes connected…” The best ones make a few specific recommendations about using authentication and encryption.It’s not enough. Some of the big thinkers in our industry discussed the issue as part of a panel sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery on the future of the Internet that marked 50 years of the Turing Award.Reading a transcript, I wondered aloud if we need a working group to define a set of basic security/privacy standards and a simple certification test for them. A logo could let consumers and business users know the products support at least fundamental capabilities.In the event of a significant hack, the tools might even be useful to identify what holes need to be plugged. As a starting point, perhaps it is enough to require multi-factor authentication and encryption based on a hardware root-of-trust.It’s a concept worthy of an English major (me), but it has a long way to go to pass muster among engineers (you). So I invite your feedback.The first really great piece of feedback is already in from Nick Feamster, a professor of computer science at Princeton and a 2016 ACM Fellow. He was also one of the big thinkers in the Turing panel.Feamster was generally supportive of the concept of a sort of Underwriter’s Labs of IoT security. But he noted the devil is in the details:First, who is the certification body? Should it be entirely composed of members from industry? If so, which stakeholders are involved? Second, what requirements should go into the certification program? Being overly prescriptive may backfire in light of the rate at which technology (and attacks) progress. Third, consumers may not appreciate the value of certification, particularly if meeting the requirements of certification increases the cost of a device. Finally, how will the certification standards be implemented? As much as a certification lays down rules of the road, the process must also make it as easy as possible for vendors to adhere to it. OK, so there are a few ugly details to get sorted out. The good news is some groups are already at work on some of these kinds of issues.Continue to the next page on Embedded’s sister site, EE Times: “IoT security: What we need next.” Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img Continue Reading Previous The Write Stuff: Crafting a DNA StatementNext Designing in portabilitylast_img read more

Pacific Beach has one of the highest crime rates in the county

first_imgPacific Beach has one of the highest crime rates in the county April 24, 2018 Posted: April 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPacific Beach has one of the highest crime rates in the county and the people living there are fed up.They are introducing a measure called “Keep Cal Safe” to enact stricter rules on repeat offenders.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Dan Plante, center_img Dan Plante Updated: 8:09 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Whats new for San Diego Community College Districts fall semester

first_imgWhat’s new for San Diego Community College District’s fall semester? August 16, 2019 Posted: August 16, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Classes Begin August 19 for 53,000 Students at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges!An abundance of new certificate and degree programs from cybersecurity to fermentation management, new centers for veterans and foster youth, and an expanding, tuition-free San Diego Promise await an estimated 53,000 students at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges when the new academic year begins Aug. 19. San Diego Continuing Education, which provides everything from free career training programs to ESL and citizenship classes, begins its new academic year Sept. 3.Among this year’s highlights is the SDCCD’s rapidly expanding San Diego Promise, which waives tuition for all first-time, full-time students while providing the support and services they need to succeed. Approximately 3,100 San Diego Promise students are expected this year, a 55 percent increase over the 2018-19 academic year, when about 2,000 enrolled.Chancellor of the San Diego Community College School District, Constance Carroll, told us what to expect for the upcoming 2019 Fall semester. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

LG G8 ThinQ makes its way to US Cellular

first_img Share your voice $599 LG’s 5G-rocking V50 ThinQ and G8: Editors react Now playing: Watch this: The LG G8 ThinQ, which launched in April, features a slim, sleek design and sports some unique biometric features, like letting you unlock the phone by having it scan the veins in your hand. It’s also water-resistant and has a headphone jack, a rarity among premium phones.”LG continues to deliver innovative features that our customers enjoy,” said US Cellular’s Mark Vitale in a release. “The LG G8 ThinQ incorporates multiple forms of biometric security features, touchless controls, along with its industry-leading camera and sound technology that make this device a very strong smartphone in our lineup.”While CNET reviews editor Lynn La says the LG G8 ThinQ is an “objectively great phone,” she found it doesn’t quite measure up to more affordable competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S10E. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7:44 AT&T Wireless Tags Mentioned Above LG G8 ThinQ (128GB, aurora black) Comment See it See It LG G8 is a Galaxy S10 alternative, available April 11center_img Phones See It $829 Amazon 1 News • Enter for your chance to win* an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ phone Review • LG G8 ThinQ review: LG’s flagship can’t beat the Galaxy S10E LG G8 ThinQ 35 Photos $835 The LG G8 ThinQ is water-resistant and has a headphone jack. Angela Lang/CNET The LG G8 ThinQ has found its way to US Cellular. LG’s latest flagship phone is available online and in stores from US Cellular starting Thursday. The phone costs $800 if you want it on a prepaid plan. As part of a promotion, US Cellular is offering $200 off the cost of the phone, in the form of a monthly bill credit, to new and existing customers who purchase it on a 30-month contract plan. The deal runs through July 7. LG US Cellularlast_img read more

District students steal march over their city counterparts

first_imgKolkata: Students from the districts continued to dominate the merit list of the Higher Secondary Examinations, the results of which were declared on Friday. 71 out of the 80 students whose names figured in this list are from the districts. Another striking feature of this year’s results has been the success of the minority students.As per statistics of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, 80 percent of the minority students have passed the examination this year. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We have taken it up as a challenge to rope in more and more first generation learners in higher secondary level which is the gateway to higher education. We are happy that we are reaching out to more and more of these learners. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Kanyashree project and merit-based scholarships by the state government has helped us to penetrate deep into the districts,” said Mohua Das, the Council president, and added that as many as 300 Higher Secondary schools in the districts have been upgraded. According to Das, the dropout rate has also come down from 2.4 percent to 1 percent this year. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedGranthan Sengupta of Jalpaiguri Zilla School has come first with 99.2 percent marks. The second position has been bagged by Ritwik Kumar Sahoo (493) of Tamluk Hamilton High School with 98.6 percent. Ritwik had earlier topped from Bengal in NEET with an all-India rank of 13. The third position went to two students while the fourth place has been bagged by six students including Joydeep Bhowmick of Manindra Nath High School in Cooch Behar. Among the OBC-A category, Sariful Islam of Pandua Sasi Bhusan Saha High School in Hooghly came fifth with 97.2 percent marks. East Midnapore which has clinched the top spot in the Madhyamik examination in terms of successful candidates came up with the highest success rate of 91.98 percent. Despite ranking sixth in terms of success rate, Hooghly secured the highest share of 13 merit list holders. The newly created district of Kalimpong followed next with 91.69 percent of students passing the examination. Kolkata ranked fifth registering a pass percentage of 87.68 which is slightly higher than last year’s 87.37. Nine students from the city made it to the merit list. The overall success rate in Higher Secondary examination dipped slightly from 84.20 to 83.75 percent this year. In terms of success rate, boys performed better than girls with the pass percentage slightly increasing from 85.15 to 85.22 percent this year. A total of 21 girls have featured in the top-10 merit list. The success rate for girls slightly decreased from 83.26 to 82.46 percent this year. However, girls have remained almost at par with boys in securing ‘O’ Grade (90-100) with 2,655 boys and 2,593 girls scoring it. A total of 8,04,895 candidates appeared for the exams that were held between March 27 and April 11. The total number of successful candidates have been 6,63,516. The exams registered participation of 53 percent girls which is six percent higher than last year.last_img read more

Giant rocky raft to help restore the Great Barrier Reef

first_img What are the CDC recommendations regarding vaccine for shingles? See for the answer. AllMedX We recommend Source: Queensland University of Technology AllMedX AllMedX Sailing through Pumice near VaVa’u Why is the shingles vaccine important? Discover the reasons why at What should healthcare providers know about zoster vaccination? See for answers. AllMedX Privacy policy The two sailors collected samples of the pumice for Professor Scott Bryan, a geologist at the Queensland University of Technology, as well as scientists from other institutions. The raft is now drifting east, and is expected to float past New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other islands before reaching Australian waters in about seven or eight months’ time.And when it does, the pumice will most likely bring a treasure trove of life with it. The porous structure of the coral gives tiny organisms plenty of places to latch onto to make the long journey.“At the moment the pumice will be bare and barren but over the next few weeks it’s going to start getting organisms attached to it,” says Bryan. “Then they’re going to grow and diversify, to ultimately wash up here in Australia.”This boost of life should help replenish the Great Barrier Reef, which has been struggling in recent years due to climate change. The Reef suffered back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, which killed off large swathes of coral. And sadly, its ability to recover has been called into doubt.Scientists have hatched many plans to try to help, using robots to deliver coral “babies” and kill off coral-destroying pests, designing floating films that could cool waters, and altering the seawater chemistry to pre-industrial conditions.Now, with the rocky raft incoming, it looks like nature itself is lending a hand to the restoration efforts. The pumice is floating down at just the right time of year, during the main coral spawning season. Hopefully that means more passengers will jump aboard.“It’s the right timing,” says Bryan. “So it will be able to pick up corals and other reef building organisms, and then bring them into the Great Barrier Reef. Each piece of pumice is a rafting vehicle. It’s a home and a vehicle for marine organisms to attach and hitch a ride across the deep ocean to get to Australia.”Scientists will continue to track the huge pumice raft as it continues its journey over the next few months. Check out the video shot by Shannon Lenz below. Powered by AllMedX Sailor Michael Hoult holding samples of the pumiceSurf Sail Roam AllMedX Google Analytics settings A huge raft of volcanic rock has been spotted floating in the South Pacific Ocean, and it’s due to reach Australian waters in a matter of months. Strange as it sounds, this is good news – scientists say the pumice will help restock the ailing Great Barrier Reef with coral and sea creatures collected during its voyage.The “raft” is made up of pumice, a porous type of rock that has such a low density that it can float on water. The rock was produced in underwater volcanic eruptions on August 7 near the island of Tonga. Pumice rafts like these happen fairly regularly in the area, perhaps every five years or so, but this one is particularly big – it reportedly stretches for 150 km2 (58 mi2).An up-close look at the raft came a few days later, when Australian sailors Michael Hoult and Larissa Brill, of Sail Surf ROAM, entered the rocky field. En route to Fiji on their catamaran, the couple reported that they came across the pumice raft on August 15, and reported it to authorities as a hazard for other vessels.Hoult and Brill said that the slick extended as far as they could see, and was made up of rocks ranging from marble-sized to basketball-sized. A video shot by another sailor, Shannon Lenz, shows an eerie, undulating surface that looks like gravel but moves like ocean. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Is the shingles vaccine effective? Find out at How effective are zoster vaccines in older adults? Find out on Everyone older than 50 should get the shingles vaccine, Visit for details. Yes Nolast_img read more