September 27th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough
A research team at the University of Michigan would like Smart Homes to check their privilege (but not in the politically correct way). The team analyzed Samsung’s SmartThings platform in an extensive project and determined that about 55% of the applications available have too much access to devices, all applications have access to the whole device, and the applications are not particularly well secured. In short, the apps have too much privilege and should be secured. Unfortunately for the Smart Home user, this makes them susceptible to thermostat revenge, stalking, and strangers grousing at their children. Also, lightbulb sabotage exists. As does toilet hacking.
So, what to do if you wish to make your home super smart? Read the rest of this entry »
September 21st, 2016 by Pamela Michael
Micro Visions is pleased to announce that their next lunch and learn will actually be a breakfast event! We’ve got some important information to share regarding End User Security, and we’ll be serving it up with a side of bacon!
Security is the responsibility of everyone. In a world where one accidental click has the ability to jeopardize your entire network, relying on the IT manager alone to protect valuable corporate data is impossible. Your employees need to be trained to identify and avoid cyber attacks, practice safe data management behaviors, and thoroughly understand your security policy as well as the ramifications of non-compliance.
Educate your team on their role in organizational security, and give them the tools they need now!
Plan to join us for Breakfast Bytes: Wednesday, October 26th from 7:30-9 at our corporate offices located at 264 Leonard Street, NW.
Click here for additional information!