OCTOBER 27th, 2016 – BY: ROB SPIEGEL
Yet again, a massive attack puts the focus on cybersecurity. The late October widespread denial-of-service hacking was top of mind at a panel of experts gathered at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif. this week. The experts concluded that the whole product chain has to be secure, down to the chip itself. Devices are only as secure as the weakest link in their supply chain.
According to panel members, the lesson of the October attack was that seemingly benign household products pose a cyber danger. “Even harmless devices can be used to take down all kinds of services, said Chowdary Yanamadala, SVP of ChaoLogix, referring to the massive denial-of-service attack. “This will turn into terrorist attacks if we’re not careful. It will move beyond the annoying denial-of-service attacks.”
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