Cybersecurity

We Need to Talk about Cybersecurity for Older, Unsupported IoT Devices

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2017 • How do we continue to secure a smart home after manufacturers discontinue support for older home-automation hubs, smart TVs, connected lights and other IoT devices? Krika’s Bruno Napoli weighs in. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Luma’s Network Monitoring and Tech Support Service Is Only $5 a Month

By Chelsea Cafiero · July 21, 2017 • Luma Guardian is a low-cost VPN service, antivirus, Internet speed monitor and tech support line all in one. And one-time Dos Equis pitchman, 'Most Interesting Man in the World,' Jonathan Goldsmith will make sure everyone knows it.

Integrator Collects $1,000 Per Year for Digital Security in Smart Homes

By Julie Jacobson · July 12, 2017 • Home-technology integrator sells FireFX Network Guardian appliance with cybersecurity protection for smart homes, charging $800 to $1,500 per year for service -- good for RMR, and a virtual insurance policy for the dealer. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

11 Key Smart Home Areas That Need Cybersecurity

By Jason Knott · June 28, 2017 • Integrator uses cybersecurity checklist to guide technicians on jobsite, as well as sell clients on value of home network (without their eyes glazing over).

Who Will Own the Home Cybersecurity Market - Security Dealers, Home-Automation Pros, Comcast?

By Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017 • If traditional home-automation integrators don't get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Comcast Introduces Xfinity xFi to Personalize, Manage and Control the Home Wi-Fi Experience

By CE Pro Editors · May 8, 2017 • Available now to 10 million Xfinity Internet customers at no extra charge, xFi gives customers unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.

Q&A: Access Networks’ Hagai Feiner on Live Monitoring, Cybersecurity and eero

By CE Pro Editors · May 3, 2017 • Hear from Access Networks founder and CEO Hagai Feiner why the company is investing in RMR opportunities for dealers, live monitoring with help from Cenersys and providing eero to integrators.

Cybersecurity: Act Before You Are Hacked!

By CE Pro Editors · May 1, 2017 • Join us for a FREE 1 hour webcast to learn how to protect, who to protect, and what to protect when considering the best solution for your company.

Network Security: Hacking Fears Could Scare Consumers Away from Smart-Home Devices

By Rodney Bosch · May 1, 2017 • Research: Even while the adoption of smart-home technology grows, consumer fears of hacking could stunt growth of home automation.

Bose ‘Wiretaps’ Users, Mines Personal Data from Wireless Headphone App, Lawsuit Alleges

By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017 • Plaintiff Kyle Zak alleges in a class-action lawsuit that Bose spies on wireless headphone users, collecting intensely personal data through Bose Connect app, and shares with data-mining firm Segment.io in violation of Federal Wiretap Act.

Z-Wave Smart-Home Devices Just Got a Security Mandate

By Chelsea Cafiero · April 6, 2017 • The Z-Wave Alliance will now require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework.

Cybersecurity Business Models: Smart Home Pros Need to ‘Go There’

By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2017 • Home-technology specialists at HTSA conference agree cybersecurity is a threat to the smart-home industry, and an opportunity for their integration businesses, but don't quite know what to do about it.

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

By CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2017 • New Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Connected Home Security Checklist Tool details proper cybersecurity protocols for installing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked into Mobile Phones and Samsung Smart TVs, Listened to Conversations

By Julie Jacobson · March 7, 2017 • "Most emblematic realization” of George Orwell’s 1984: WikiLeaks reveals that the CIA hacked iPhones, Android devices and Samsung TVs, turning them into covert microphones.

Houston Named ‘Most Infected’ City for Cybersecurity

By Jason Knott · January 30, 2017 • List of top 10 'most-infected' cities in U.S. in terms of devices that carry malware is opportunity for integrators breaking into cybersecurity options for their clients. Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and San Antonio are next in line.

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