The survey queried respondents about changing default passwords on IoT devices. More than half admitted they do not have a process to change these passwords.
“This is cyber Pearl Harbor,” said Philip Lieberman, President and CEO of Lieberman Software. “This is the first time we’ve ever seen a general attack that affects everybody.”
We sat down with Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software, to discuss cyber security best practices that organizations can leverage to protect themselves from cyber attacks, and what we can expect to see in the cyber security industry moving forward.
The true story is that the lack of automated patching of embedded systems, and generally lousy IT security services for public IoT systems is an epidemic.
What’s interesting about the Jeep Cherokee incident, I think, is that it demonstrates that car hacking is more than hype. As vehicles increasingly become computers on wheels, auto manufacturers will concurrently need to address cyber security issues.