CES 2017 – Day One, Privacy Wrap-up

Today was the first official day of 2017's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and I walked the show floor to see this year's...

FTC launches $25K contest for smart home IoT security tool

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering $25,000 (and runner-up prizes) for a "technical solution" that would protect...

Former Uber Employee Claims Violations of Privacy Rights

A former Uber employee is suing the company for whistleblower retaliation, exposing a startling set of claims about data privacy...

Privacy and Consumer Groups Bring Complaint about Toys That Spy

Privacy and consumer watchdog groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about toys that are insecure enough...

Usable Security Mini Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

We invite submissions on all aspects of human factors including mental models, adoption, and usability in the context of security...

Vulnerabilities of the Connected Car

Security Impact Analysis should be a regulatory requirement for all cars that rise above a certain threshold of connectivity (a...

IoT Privacy Forum founder interviewed in advance of Paris keynote

The internet age has been a windfall for law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies. The routine collection of personal...

Berkeley CLTC releases “Cybersecurity Futures 2020,” including one on IoT

UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity released "Cybersecurity Futures 2020," a set of scenarios meant to spur...

The security shelf-life of IoT devices

What will be the level of security and support while under warranty? If a critical vulnerability is discovered, will an update be...