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9/9/2016
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8 Ways IoT Manufacturers Can Improve Security

New guidelines issued by the Online Trust Alliance offer ways to lock down IoT devices.
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7. Lock down data transmission and storage.

Another problem many IoT producers have is that the products lack transport security and encrypted storage. For example, IoT devices that rely on Bluetooth often have user names and passwords that are openly exposed during transmission. The IoT manufacturer needs to make sure that data in encrypted, salted, or hashed so it's not exposed when it connects to other devices or when users store the transmitted data on other devices, such as an iPhone or iPad.

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7. Lock down data transmission and storage.

Another problem many IoT producers have is that the products lack transport security and encrypted storage. For example, IoT devices that rely on Bluetooth often have user names and passwords that are openly exposed during transmission. The IoT manufacturer needs to make sure that data in encrypted, salted, or hashed so its not exposed when it connects to other devices or when users store the transmitted data on other devices, such as an iPhone or iPad.

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2/24/2017 | 7:43:30 AM
Cybeats
I would really recommend for manufacturers to look at the https://www.cybeats.com solution that solves all the iot cybersecurity related issues when it comes to securing the firmware and Continuous Cyber Protection
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1/29/2017 | 3:37:25 AM
healthcare apps
hello thank you for the interesting post. I used the app for medical cards https://itechcraft.com/custom-healthcare-solutions/ like here. It is really very convenient for doctors and patients. Do you think if we use applications and technologies it will make medicine cheaper. And how can I determine the degree of security applications?
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9/30/2016 | 10:01:59 AM
Cyber security
Manufacturers should also consider investing in and researching the vpn industry so that web users can also benefit from what is the best technology out there to secure your connections. I use purevpn to secure my IP and to revert any kind of unwanted access to my ID. 
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