Could Regulation Fight The Rise Of The Machines?

In a report published on Thursday, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a Washington DC-based think tank, urged lawmakers to regulate the security of connected devices to combat the rise of IoT botnets and Deep Web DDoS-for-Hire services.

The report specifically cites the tie between internet-connected surveillance cameras used for the although it could also be true for last week’s attack on

The Mirai botnet leverages poor coding practices within the firmware found in many internet-based devices.“The brunt of the vulnerabilities on the Internet and in Internet-of-Things devices, rest with DNS, ISPs, and IoT device manufacturers who negligently avoid incorporating security-by-design into their systems because they have not yet been economically incentivized and they instead choose to pass the risk and the impact onto unsuspecting end-users.” source

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