Internet of Things

I speak and write about information security topics, with an emphasis on cryptography and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. I've written for DarkReading, SC Magazine, and Network World. But most people know me from my monthly column at SecurityWeek.

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Sept. 12, 2018 tags:  ddos in-the-news iot

App protection amid evolving app landscape, automated attacks

Networks Asia quoted me for a piece on Internet of Things and automated attacks


June 24, 2018 tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

Securing IoT Devices: The Challenges

Here's an interview I did for Info Risk Today about blockchain and the Internet of Things.


June 18, 2018 tags:  in-the-news hackers iot

Singapore top cyber attack target during Trump Kim Summit

We released an original report showing a spike in SIP protocol attacks against Singapore during the Trump / Kim summit there. Singapore Today interviewed me about the article.


April 21, 2018 tags:  infosec iot

Australian CyberSecurity Magazine - IoT, DDoS and Threat Modeling

Here's an audio interview I did at the Australian CyberSecurity Conference at Canberra in April of 2018. About 10 minutes. A little background noise, because we just did it in a quietish corner of the conference.


March 25, 2018 tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

IoT: Moving to Security by Design

ISMG's Suparna Goswami interviewed me about my thoughts on IoT Security. 12 minutes of David Holmes braindumping IoT security at you.


March 23, 2018 tags:  in-the-news infosec iot

44% of Telnet Scans come from China

IT Pro wrote an article based on our media briefing in HK. I don't actually know what it says, but I think it's something like "44% of Telnet scans (or attacks) coming from China". Google Translate doesn't work for cantonese?


March 7, 2018 tags:  in-the-news iot

David Holmes: Yes, Tony Stark, He Could Be

The Malay Business Insight newspaper has a circulation of over 80,000 in the Philippines. After an Interview I did on our recent volume 4 of the Hunt for IoT thingbots, Sir Raymond Gregory Tribdino published these two articles, one on IoT and one on how I look like Tony Stark. The resemblance usually escapes me, but I hear it all the time. Like about 10 times a year.


Jan. 30, 2018 tags:  infosec iot

IoT: Moving to Security by Design

Here's the podcast of an interview I gave for Data Breach Today and Info Risk Today to Suparna Goswami of ISMG. This is basically the podcast version of the stump speech I give about securing IoT.


Sept. 25, 2017 tags:  infosec iot

The Top Three Tips for IoT Consumer Security Hygiene

I promised some really nice reporters in Singapore that I would get them my top three safety tips for IoT. So I put together this little blog and posted it on LinkedIn. I think we might expand it for an cyber site somewhere.