Key Security Challenges IoT Is Facing

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to transform our lives, make us more productive at work, and keep us happier and safer at home.  However, it’s also developing at such a rate that it threatens to outstrip our ability to adequately secure it. A piece of software hasn’t been written yet that didn’t contain mistakes – after all, we’re only human. But with non-IoT security experts designing and building connected systems the risks grow ever greater. So what can be done? Continue reading “Key Security Challenges IoT Is Facing”

Will the new generation of IoT­-related data benefit us enough to be comfortable giving up even more of our privacy?

For most of us, the internet of things (IoT) might call to mind specific gadgets – slick innovations like Nest thermostats or the Apple Watch – that seem to owe their provenance to science fiction and promise a more wired world, as well as the inevitable automation of everyday life.

Then there are people like serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack, someone who’s far less enamoured of the next IoT device than he is with something infinitely geekier: the data that can be captured. Continue reading “Will the new generation of IoT­-related data benefit us enough to be comfortable giving up even more of our privacy?”

The Internet of Hacked Things- Security, a Major Problem IoT Will Face

Life—or, at least, the technology-adoption lifecycle—is so predictable. In October 2014, when we launched IOT Journal, I wrote, in an opinion column, “There is a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, and that hype will fade, just as it did for RFID and eventually does for all new technologies” (see The Internet of Things Journal). Continue reading “The Internet of Hacked Things- Security, a Major Problem IoT Will Face”