Tag Archives: Smart Home

Smart Home Project – HomeKit and LightwaveRF Integration

15 Nov

CyberMatters is a blog about security.  This article is NOT about security, there is a related security point related to this article documented in the blog Smart Home Project – Network Segregation

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Smart Home Project – Network Segregation

15 Nov

Over the last few weekends I’ve rebuilt my smart home solution. It reminded me of how hard it is to build something that is secure.

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How can firms protect themselves from ransomware?

5 Oct

In a previous blog post I wrote about the rise of ransomware over the last year. In this post I will briefly outline what steps organisations should take to avoid becoming the next victim of ransomware. Continue reading

How do you dispose of your Smart Home?

23 Feb

A few weeks back, I worked with the SH&BA to publish guidance on the Security of your Smart Home.

Shortly before we went to print I sold my car, and suddenly realised there was a big gap in the document.

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Another week, another IoT security scare!

19 Jan

With the recent events and stories hitting the news, such as CES 2016 announcing plenty of new IoT products and new toys being hackable, no wonder I couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about them – the first thing to catch my eye this week was ……

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The Smart Home Cyber Security Manifesto

24 Nov

At the Smart Homes and Building Association (SH&BA) “Smart Home Breakthrough Summit” last week, a new Cyber Security Manifesto was unveiled by CONTEXT, a leading European IT market analysis company, and the SH&BA Security Panel. Continue reading

Cyber Essentials At Home

19 Nov

Our homes are becoming smarter. Lights you can switch on remotely, heating that learns about when you will be at home, refrigerators that add items to shopping list as you use them and electric cars that charge when fuel prices are low.

This exciting new world does not come without risks: risks to privacy; risks to security and risks to physical safety. Continue reading

The Secure Internet of Things

2 Jun

The Internet of Things (IoT) is big news at the moment, being used as a title for just about everything that interacts with the internet, be it man or machine. In some areas the commentary is just starting to recognise that security and privacy are issues. And as you expect, various players are putting forward their solutions. Continue reading

Ethernet over Power

11 Jan

In my blog about smart meters I asked who is looking after the consumers interest in smart meters. Ethernet over Power adds a new dimension to the debate.

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Smart Homes / Meters: Consumer Progress or Nightmare

17 Dec

The futuristic visions promoted by Smart Metering and Smart Cities are compelling on several levels. Add into the mix an Internet connected car. As a security person it worries be how this all joins up in he home.
Am I a doom monger, or is there an issue that needs proper debate?

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