Global Cyber Alliance launches first cybersecurity development platform for IoT products

Enterprise CIO | August 19, 2019

Global Cyber Alliance launches first cybersecurity development platform for IoT products
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has launched a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity development platform for IoT products, called the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE), which allows small businesses, manufacturers, service providers and individuals to detect vulnerabilities, reduces risks and secure IoT devices against the increasing number of threats in today’s interconnected environment. GCA ProxyPot, which is a complementary resource to the AIDE platform, is a custom IoT honeypot solution developed by the Alliance that is capable of imitating one IoT device across several IP addresses and physical locations to identify global attack risks in a quick, efficient, and precise manner. The ProxyPot and the AIDE, together, allow organisations and individuals to have greater visibility into the types and scale of threats facing the IoT devices deployed into various environments, including smart cities and ecosystems.

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Attackers are bypassing conventional security deployments almost at will, breaching systems in a wide swath of industries and geographies. In May 2014, FireEye and Mandiant, a FireEye company, published “Cybersecurity’s Maginot Line: A Real-World Assessment of the Defense-in-Depth Model.” The first-of-its-kind study examined data from more than 1,200 security deployments in 63 countries across more than 20 industries. This report explores the findings of this assessment study and the shows the concentration of advanced malware and security breaches.

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