The Unintended Consequences of the Internet of Things
Let’s talk about the security of the Internet of Things, or IoT. The devices are everywhere…
From garage doors to thermostats to coffee makers to baby video monitors to security systems, we are living our lives with more connectivity than ever before. This raises some important questions: Questions on reliability. Questions on hacking vectors. Questions on how to add value to our lives with these devices without giving up security in our own homes. Let’s talk about the recent attack that took down large parts of the Internet on 10/21/2016. Let’s talk about the Nest thermometer glitch that left families without heat in their homes. Let’s talk about the Russian website that posted babycams that were still set on their default password. Let’s talk about how big business could take advantage of an IoT “army” of devices in ways that would make the VW diesel hack look like a ticket for jaywalking.
Let’s talk about how:
- Your company, your products, and your reputation can be impacted, both positively and negatively, by the Internet of Things.