As the adversarial threat landscape continues to evolve, America’s treasure troves of public and private data, IP, and critical infrastructure continue to be pilfered, annihilated and disrupted.
The Mirai IoT botnet has inspired a renaissance in adversarial interest in DDoS botnet innovation based on the lack of fundamental security-by-design in the Internet and in IoT devices, and based on the lack of basic cyber security and cyber-hygiene best practices by Internet users.
In this publication, entitled Rise of the Machines: The Dyn Attack Was Just a Practice Run, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of this threat which has forced stakeholders to recognise the lack of security by design and the prevalence of vulnerabilities inherent in the foundational design of IoT devices. Specifically, this report contains:
Readers are invited to join ICIT at its upcoming 2017 Winter Summit to learn more about some of the concepts discussed in this publication.
This report was authored by James Scott (Senior Fellow, ICIT) and Drew Spaniel (Researcher, ICIT) and is available for download below: