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Amazon Web Services Announces Internet of Things (IoT) Security Service

Amazon Web Services rolled out an IoT service called IoT Device Defender to limit risks from unsecured IoT devices. The service will monitor an entire fleet of devices for compliance policies and best practices. As such, an organization can set the normal operational parameters and policies for a given fleet of devices and then Device Defender will make sure those policies are enforced.

Included in the Device Defender’s capabilities is the ability to recognise malicious IP address, and in the event that data is being sent Device Defender will block the transfer. The autonomy of Device Defender to be able to block a high risk transfer, whether learned from previous experience or governed by the organisations compliance policies, is thought to make the ongoing security management of a fleet of IoT devices significantly more efficient.

From an organisation perspective, one of its highest cybersecurity risks is the ease in which employees can unwittingly expose the organisations systems to cyberattacks as a result of utilising cloud products. With a growing public interest in data breaches and the handling of personal information, solutions such as IoT Device Defender are likely to become central to many organisations security protocols.


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Cameron Abbott, Technology, Attorney, Australia, corporate, KL Gates Law Firm

Mr. Abbott is a corporate lawyer who focuses on technology, telecommunications and broadcasting transactions. He assists corporations and vendors in managing their technology requirements and contracts, particularly large outsourcing and technology procurements issues including licensing terms for SAP and Oracle and major system integration transactions.

Mr. Abbott partners with his clients to ensure market leading solutions are implemented in to their businesses. He concentrates on managing and negotiating complex technology solutions, which...

Giles Whittaker, KL Gates, corporate transactional lawyer, outsourcing intellectual property attorney

Mr. Whittaker is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on technology, outsourcing and intellectual property (IP). He advises on a broad range of technology and broadcasting transactions, including procurement, implementation, IP licensing and commercialisation. Mr. Whittaker also provides regulatory advice regarding privacy, data retention and website content.

Mr. Whittaker joined K&L Gates in 2016 and has gained experience in the Corporate M&A and Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes teams.