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Internet of Things: 4 Security Tips From The Military
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Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
7/25/2014 | 6:39:25 PM
Re: What not to learn from the military
We can also learn something from the fictional military, as depicted in the recent remake of Battlestar Galactica: Networked equipment will be your doom.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
7/25/2014 | 4:16:44 PM
Re: What not to learn from the military
Good point, Thanks. I've heard that voiced as a "poor practice" with enterprises deaiing with BYOD... a precursor of what is coming with IoT.
User Rank: Author
7/25/2014 | 4:13:00 PM
Re: What not to learn from the military
One good lesson to learn (that is, what we should not do) comes from the poor practice of bringing multiple sources of information back to a centralized repository, particularly one that does not have data element security controls.  We often see data sets, for which we have diligently applied access controls, later connected to other systems using a privileged account. It then pulls the data out and into these secondary systems, which aggregate and correlate, failing to maintain the original access controls and retention policies of the source data set.  This can be repeated through several chains, fully confusing "originator control", and permitting excessive access by the privileged users of these aggregator systems.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
7/25/2014 | 3:53:09 PM
What not to learn from the military
Good blog, Michael. Thanks for your insight. Curious to know what you think is the one thing that InfoSec can learn from the military about what NOT to do with the IoT. 
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