We continue with the second part of our two-part series. If you missed the
first part, we are discussing what security professionals can learn from the
hit series, "Mr. Robot." The series explores the world of organized hacking
as well as the security measures being used to stop the hackers.
Vulnerabilities Abound in the Internet of Things
During the two seasons that the show has aired, viewers have seen examples of
how hackers can exploit connected devices. One of the most extreme examples
was when hackers took over the attorney's smart home, generating a nightmare
of constantly changing sounds and lights and leading the attorney to run from
her own home. Another example touching on IoT security was Dominique's use of
a digital assistant to discuss topics of an intimate nature. Should a hacker
manage to gain access to the records, the possibilities for blackmail or
It is not often that movies and television shows give viewers the opportunity
to explore the world of hacking and digital security in a realistic manner.
After two seasons, "Mr. Robot" has attracted its share of IT professionals as
well as average citizens. The show has offered numerous depictions that are
of particular interest to those who make their living by protecting their
The critically acclaimed television series offers fictional situations rather
than documentary evidence. However, the plots and actions of both the
security engineers and hackers are reali... (more)
A data breach could happen to anyone. Data managed by your company is
valuable to someone, no matter what the data is. Everything has a price tag
on the dark web. It is especially true when it is customer data, such as
personal and payment card details.
When your customers' data turns up somewhere unexpected on the Internet, you
may feel the world is collapsing around you. People start tweeting about the
hack, angry customers phone in, and Brian Krebs publishes his first article.
Your organization switches to an emergency mode to handle the situation. It
is the time when your in... (more)