Insights after Vtech data breach

Toys are changing, but is it for the better?

In light of the news that toy company Vtech had suffered a data breach Tod Beardsley, Security Engineering Manager at Rapid7, made several insights, he noted:

“The Vtech breach illustrates one of the major issues facing us today. With the
Internet of Things: companies of all sorts are rapidly morphing into information
technology companies, but without the hard-won security learnings that traditional
infotech companies now enjoy. It’s tough to be both a toy manufacturer and a mature
technology company with a robust security program. This is not just a challenge for
companies that are just now entering tech, but a challenge for the security industry
to communicate effectively, and quickly, to these companies who haven’t yet earned
their security stripes the hard way.”

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James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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