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8 At-Risk Emerging Technologies

8 At-Risk Emerging Technologies

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Dan J. Klinedinst

by Dan KlinedinstVulnerability AnalystCERT Division As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, information security vulnerabilities emerge from the deepening complexity. Unexpected interactions between hardware and software components can magnify the impact of a vulnerability. As technology continues its shift away from the PC-centric environment of the past to a cloud-based, perpetually connected world, it exposes sensitive systems and networks in ways that were never before imagined. The information security community must be prepared to...

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Coordinating Vulnerabilities in IoT Devices

Coordinating Vulnerabilities in IoT Devices

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Dan J. Klinedinst

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has been receiving an increasing number of vulnerability reports regarding Internet of Things devices and other embedded systems. We've also been focusing more of our own vulnerability discovery work in that space. We've discovered that while many of the vulnerabilities are technically the same as in traditional IT software, the coordination process has some substantial differences that will need to be addressed as the Internet of Things grows....

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CVSS and the Internet of Things

CVSS and the Internet of Things

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Dan J. Klinedinst

There has been a lot of press recently about security in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other non-traditional computing environments. Many of the most talked about presentations at this year's Black Hat and DefCon events were about hacking IoT devices. At the CERT/CC, we coordinate information about and discover vulnerabilities in various devices, and the number of vulnerabilities keeps growing. One thing that I've personally been researching is finding vulnerabilities in vehicles. In recent...

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