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Broomhead: Don’t Gamble With Your Security Infrastructure


Broomhead: Don’t gamble with your security infrastructure

November 6, 2023Bud Broomhead, CEO & Founder, Viakoo

­MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – On Sept. 11th of this year, MGM Resorts made headlines. Not for a supersized payout or another billion-dollar merger. Instead, MGM found itself the victim of a large-scale cybersecurity attack that has since resulted in over $100 million in financial losses. Moreover, it showed that IoT systems like slot machines and payment systems as well as security systems like access control, are targets for cybercriminals. While much of the details of this...

Bud Broomhead, cyber-attack, Cybersecurity, Darktrace, MGM Resorts, Nicole Eagan, phishing, Ransomware, thermostat, Viakoo

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Monitoring Matters

Loose Ends

April 19, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I’m pretty sure I said a few weeks ago I was finishing up my ISC West coverage, but low and behold I am still squeezing just a little bit more blood from this stone. Only one, maybe two more actual stories this week, but I spoke with so many great people and companies I didn’t want to let them just slip by. However, the news waits for no one, therefore I must pull my nose out of my notes and get back to the present. So as a compromise I’m using this week’s blog to talk...

Agent Video Intelligence (AgentVi),, Bud Broomhead, cyber hygiene, Diatek, Internet of Things (IoT), Irisity AB, Irisity IRIS+, ISC West, Jason Klein, Noonlight, Security, Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Shooter Detection Systems, surge protection, Viakoo, Victor Hagelbäck

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Also Noted

Viakoo wins SINET16 Innovator Award

September 23, 2022SSN Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – IoT security platform provider Viakoo was named an annual winner of the SINET16 Innovator Award this week. Viakoo following two rounds of evaluations from the SINET Judging Committee out of hundreds of competitors to be named as one of the most compelling and innovative cybersecurity organization in their field. "We're honored to earn recognition in this prestigious program," said Viakoo CEO, Bud Broomhead. "To be included among a list of the industry's top...

Bud Broomhead, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Robert D. Rodriguez, SINET16, Viakoo

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On The Editor's Desk

Feeling the Love

November 3, 2021Paul Ragusa

It’s been truly remarkable to see the evolution of the security industry since starting here at Security Systems News more than five years ago. Not just within technology, which has exploded with the convergence of physical and cybersecurity, and with cloud, machine learning, AI and robotics gaining traction, but also from a diversity and inclusion perspective, as the wide breadth of voices leading conversations today is refreshing and long overdue. What’s even cooler is high-profile...

20 under 40, Bud Broomhead, Diversity, HiveWatch, inclusion, Ryan Schonfeld, Viakoo

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Viakoo raises $10 million in Series A funding for IoT vulnerability remediation

November 1, 2021Cory Harris, Editor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Viakoo, a leader in IoT device remediation, announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, joining existing investors Stanley Black & Decker, PivotNorth Capital, and BlueFog Capital. This latest round will be used to expand executive leadership, as well as invest in product development and go-to-market. In addition, Viakoo is launching its Viakoo Action Platform suite of cyber modules, which remediate and repatriate IoT devices,...

Bud Broomhead, Internet of Things (IoT), Viakoo

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Also Noted Cybersecurity

Viakoo awarded patent for cybersecurity of remote IP devices

March 26, 2021SSN Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Viakoo, a leading provider of solutions for managing and securing distributed Internet of things (IoT) devices, has been awarded a patent for its innovative method of remotely updating and managing a multitude of IP-connected devices regardless of whether they reside on isolated networks, local networks, or wide area networks. Unmanaged and IoT devices increase the risk of cyber vulnerabilities and other operational challenges when they are using outdated firmware or...

Bud Broomhead, Viakoo

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