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The Hyperconnected World Has Arrived
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Dr.T
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8/11/2014 | 1:31:07 PM
Re: Many IoT devices are not built with security in mind
I agree. With our without implementation of IoT we will be facing security attacks on anything we do in today's world.  IoT may actually help to easy down the impact since we may have better control over the things we use in our daily lives. The more intelligent the devices get the more control we would have.
Dr.T
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8/11/2014 | 1:27:17 PM
Re: Many IoT devices are not built with security in mind
I agree. At the same time there should not really be any trouble to secure the device we would use at home or on the go. The technologies are already available to keep everything secure.  Mainly human beings are the weakest link when it comes to security.
Dr.T
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8/11/2014 | 1:24:36 PM
New ways of living
 

I agree with the article, these are all opportunities. The connected world and especially apps and devices already created new way of living for human kind. We would not go out without our cell phones. We feel that we are disconnected without it. We are coming to the point that if we could not see and control camera, temperature, lights, ... we would not feel comfortable with how our days are going.
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8/10/2014 | 9:54:48 AM
Re: Many IoT devices are not built with security in mind
I agree that many of these devices are not designed with security in mind, and that situation is only going to become more problematic as IoT continues to grow and are homes get "smart." Authentication controls and encryption are going to be important. 

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8/9/2014 | 11:29:06 AM
Many IoT devices are not built with security in mind
I agree that "While the pace of an expanding attack surface in a hyperconnected world may seem overwhelming, we shouldn't despair."  But think that attackers will continue to manipulate and steal the sensitive data across the entire data flow.

Many IoT devices are not built with security in mind.  I would be extremely concerned if my car was hacked while driving or a medical device was manipulated. This can be worse than identity theft.

I think that we need to taka a proactive approach to this large scale problem and apply granular data centric security.

Modern granular data protection, like data tokenization, is very cost effective and should not only be used for compliance with regulations like PCI DSS. Recent studies reported that data tokenization can cut security incidents by 50 % for PCI and PII data.

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity


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