Strengthening Security For IoS Devices

A number of high profile cyber security attacks have been experienced this year and it involved the Internet of Things. Last September 20, the website of veteran cyber security expert Brian Kreb’s was hit by enormous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The assault was launched using botnet that spread malware to a number of IoT devices that included home routers, IP cameras and digital video recorders that are connected to the internet.

On October 21, IoT was harnessed by a bigger incident that involved a DDoS attack on the internet infrastructure of company Dyn. The cyber security attacks compromised major websites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Reddit. According to media reports, the attacks appeared to have relied on thousands of IoT devices without their owners knowing about the threat.

The attacks should serve as an eye-opener for an industry that has spent years fretting over the Internet of Things but has not aggressively addressed the security threats. Now, better IoT security is immediate priority. It is relatively easy for the industry to improve security through the enforcement or updating of federal and industry regulations and standards as well as compel companies to provide better protection for their web infrastructures. Regulations whether welcome or not can be effective for the better good.

Internet of Things has already touched the lives of many Americans from improved health monitoring to safer highways and smart homes. Based on Gartner’s forecast, at least 6.4 billion connected things will be used throughout the world this year and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, these connected devices will be the new frontier for hackers. Gartner says that more than 25% of the identified attacks in companies involved IoT devices. Little attention has been paid so far to strengthening security. Aside from including security in the devices, third-party vendors must also strengthen their security.

Will cleaning equipment be among the IoT devices in the future? Meanwhile, Commercial Cleaner in Gold Coast gives hope to businesses who want to present a good image to the public. When an office is tidy and well-maintained, clients as well as business partners are impressed. First impressions can be good for business.

 

Benefits of Liveaboard Diving

If you want to take your diving escapade to a new level, try Similan islands liveaboards, if you haven’t yet. Liveaboard diving is your typical diving activity with a twist. A typical diving session happens within a day or night, depending on your preference. However, with liveaboard diving, you get to stay for more than a day in a private yacht or sailboat doing nothing but doing what you love best and basking on sunshine or visiting picturesque islands when you are at “rest”. Liveaboard diving is even more popular in Asian countries such as in Thailand, where beaches are naturally breath-taking and seas are diving-perfect.

Liveaboard diving is becoming more and more popular due to the following reasons:

  • Multiple Diving in a day. For diving enthusiasts, the thought of doing multiple dives in a day could make their hearts skip a beat. If you are one of those who can’t get enough of diving, this adventure of a lifetime is for you. With multiple dives in a day, you get to explore the rich marine life of Similan Islands and its marine sanctuaries. If you are the adventurous type, you can even do your diving at night to discover spectacular nocturnal life under the sea.
  • Full relaxation amenities. The good thing about Similan islands liveaboards is that the trip does not only involve diving. The houseboats are equipped with amenities that promote relaxation after an adventure-filled diving activity. They have shaded and non-shaded sun decks where you can read or relax as you watch the sunset. The non-shaded sun decks are also perfect for that even tan that you have been aspiring for. You can also choose between indoor dining and outdoor dining, depending on the weather and your mood for the day.

Authentic local cuisine. Apart from that great diving experience, you also get to feel and taste authentic Asian menu that you can only experience at Similan islands liveaboards. You can also opt to have your own hostess that will attend to your every need and one who will assist you to make your diving trip an even more enjoyable one.