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by NetRise, on Jun 28, 2022 10:01:09 AM

In a recent post we identified the problem of “zero-awareness” – businesses often don’t know what xIoT devices are attached to their network and what risks and vulnerabilities those devices have. Why this problem exists is a conundrum, both easy to explain and impossible to explain. The easy explanation is that xIoT devices typically run firmware and our traditional security tools deal with software, not firmware. The conundrum is that firmware is software, so why …

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by NetRise, on Feb 14, 2022 7:32:31 PM

On the heels of President Biden's executive order focused on improving the Nation's cybersecurity, Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) has garnered unprecedented attention from security professionals in all niches of information security. With good reason, too - how are we supposed to secure mission critical systems (or any system, for that matter) if we don't know what software they're running and the various dependencies and supply chain behind that software? Adoption and implementation of SBOM …

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by Derek McCarthy, on Jan 18, 2022 2:11:06 PM

A famous philosopher once asked, “if a black box is opened in a forest, and no one is around to look inside, does it have vulnerabilities?” . . . On second thought, maybe that wasn’t the exact quote, but it captures the mystique that has surrounded eXtended IoT (xIoT) devices since, well, really the very beginning. Think about it: how many security solutions and technologies do we dedicate to our traditional workstations and servers? Endpoint …

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