Online Learning Update

June 22, 2017

IoT necessitates greater student understanding of cybersecurity

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

by Roger Riddell, Education Dive

The increasing presence of connected devices on college campuses necessitates that students have a greater understanding of cybersecurity risks. Campus Technology reports that a cyberattack last October that took down a large portion of the internet began with hackers gaining access to personal devices like cameras and DVRs, and another recent attack that began with connected slow cookers allowed hackers to access pictures, texts and emails on smartphones. To simplify cybersecurity risks among IoT to students, IT leaders can use an example provided by Campus Technology in which hackers gain access to webcams via their internet connections, infect the device with malware, and can then use it to spy, spread the malware, or seek a larger target like a server.

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