Securing the Internet of Things

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2014 - 01:27 PM |
Tagged: internet of things, security, Intel

Karen Lomas is Intel's director of the Internet of Things, from smart buildings to fridges and watched and she sat down to discuss the security of these devices and the future of ubiquitous computing.  Intel expects that by 2020 there will be 26 billion internet connected devices and if we do not start to think about how to secure them now it will have serious repercussions in the future.  There is a balance which needs to be struck so that consumers will not avoid using these devices because of security concerns nor because they are too restrictive to easily be used.  As befits a Friday the discussion comes in video form.

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"THE INQUIRER and Intel held an Internet of Things (IoT) event in London this week, where we sat down with IT professionals from a range of industry sectors to discuss how the growing thirst for internet-connected devices can be used in business, and how this should be done."

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Source: The Inquirer
May 23, 2014 | 02:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

More like the internet of spy things, going to have to check your light bulbs for hidden cameras, and microphones or other sensing devices, now that CPUs will be in everything! Its big Thermostat, or Smart Switch, etc. becoming the eyes and ears for Big Brother that should be cause for much concern. That and all the Appliances in your house trying to hard sale you on some new product or service, OMG no! Most of these Internet of Things will be communicating over The house's electrical lines, or by Wi-Fi, so home owners will have to have devices to make sure the power wire based signal multiplexing stays confined to just inside the house, and can not be snooped through the outside power lines, or some Wi-Fi listening, along with the Firewalled cable internet connection. I can just see someone getting their smart house hacked to turn the lights off everywhere you go through the house, instead of turning them on, or the stereo on full volume at two in the mourning, that and the classic burning hot and ice cold shower routine(Homer, Ahhh, Brrrrr, Ahhhh..., Bart's maniacal laughter). Underwear ads in your dreams, not yet, but you can be damn sure they are working on it, Mr. Fry!

May 23, 2014 | 02:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

And here is the problem. The CEOs think Internet because they want your devices connected to their servers so the can sell you a service. Along the way, their marketing folks and the crackers can't resist the temptation to tap into the resulting database and the devices,

I don't want internet connected devices. I only want them networkable.

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