AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2017.08.15

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

Blockchain and the future of IoT – Part 2 (Radware Blog, Aug 09 2017)
Circling back to our main interest, the world of the IoT. In order to create a blockchain shared between autonomous devices that fulfills the security properties required to ensure operation of the ecosystem, the ‘good’ devices need to accumulate a minimum 51% share of the compute power in the system…

Carmakers warned to focus on security of connected vehicles (Naked Security – Sophos, Aug 09 2017)
This week the UK Department of Transport published a guidance document designed to set out first principles to carmakers, going beyond the industry’s tentative cyberthreat initiative, Auto-ISAC, which convened in 2015….

Emerging ‘hyperwar’ signals ‘AI-fueled, machine-waged’ future of conflict (Fifth Domain, Aug 15 2017)
Imagine wars fought by swarms of unmanned, autonomous weapons across land, air, sea, space and cyber…

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The Race to Cyberdefense, Artificial Intelligence and the Quantum Computer (GovTech, Aug 09 2017)
We must find creative ways of rapidly funding cyberdefense technologies at the proof of concept level. …

Is your network ready for the Internet of Things? (Network World, Aug 08 2017)
Buying into IoT comes with a wealth of benefits, but adopting heavy use of the internet of things means more than plugging in devices and waiting for the data to pour in; it means modifying network infrastructure to accommodate them….

iPhone users suffer twice as many mobile phishing attacks as Android users (Wandera, Aug 15 2017)
Two thirds of mobile phishing attacks take place on iOS mobile devices with its users experiencing twice as many attacks as Android mobile users (63% vs 37% respectively); as gaming apps are revealed as the most common source of mobile data security breaches attempted by hackers….

Darktrace Advances AI Cyber Defense with New v3 Release (, Aug 15 2017)
Darktrace released an update. I don’t include every product release announcement, but this one is interesting to see the developments in AI security product developement (and marketing)…

WISeKey’s Vertical Platform Enhanced with Artificial Intelligence “WISeAI” (WiseKey Press Release, Aug 08 2017)
Another product release. This one is interesting to see how IoT security platform considerations are taking shape. WISeKey announced that it has completed the integration of the OISTE/WISeKey Root of Trust into IoT embedded devices with problem-solving Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) solutions…

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