Marquette’s Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense has commented on the latest WikiLeaks revelation.
WikiLeaks revealed information about the CIA’s capabilities to exploit Internet connected devices. Independent of the rest of the story or whether or not you believe that the CIA ought to be conducting surveillance and whom they ought to be monitoring, it should come as no surprise that they have been maintaining an arsenal of tools to use Internet connected devices to conduct spying operations. If the CIA has that arsenal, it is safe to assume that cyber criminals also have knowledge about security flaws.
After the announcement of the CloudPets breach, the center shared information from the National Cyber Security Alliance regarding advice to consumers:
- Know how to maintain cyber security for your Internet connected devices
- Lock down your login
- Pay attention to the WI-FI in your home
- Research before you purchase
The Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense advises students to be aware of what you create, build and sell safe products, and learn about cyber security, cyber threats, and cyber defenses. It is important to consider the ethics of how your product may treat the data to which your device will have access.
Marquette will host Ethics of Big Data, Friday, April 28, a symposium for those who want to learn more about responsibly with data and privacy.