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Between Google Nest and Apple’s HomeKit, SmartHome devices are becoming increasingly popular. However, PC Mag’s John C. Dvorak is uncomfortable with the prospect of an Internet connected home. If cybercriminals managed to break into a connected home device, they have the potential to “make a lot of people miserable.”

What are the security risks connected with SmartHomes?

Listen to episode 160 of our security slice podcast and hear  Tim ErlinLamar Bailey, Tyler Reguly, Ken Westin and Craig Young discuss the attack surface of connected home devices, the similarities and differences between home automation risks and physical security risks and how ad-driven business models for these devices may affect consumer privacy.






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picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].


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