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4 Hurdles To Securing The Internet Of Things
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Sara Peters
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9/5/2014 | 11:00:22 AM
all as bad as the rest
Wow. I'm sitting here trying to decide which of these problems is the worst, and I can't decide because they're all dreadful. The next question I guess is which one is most likely to be overcome soonest... and I'm not sure about that either. Anyone else?
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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9/5/2014 | 11:05:03 AM
Re: all as bad as the rest
There are other issues, too, but these were the top of mind ones security experts flagged.

I think the overarching one is the taking responsibility/ownership.
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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9/5/2014 | 11:41:58 AM
Re: all as bad as the rest
@Kelly  Well I suppose they have to start with taking some responsibility before any of the other challenges are overcome. I wonder if the manufacturers of IoT products will start using more off-the-shelf software. Maybe that would start to make a dent in the patch management problem. 

Sigh. We're going to be talking abnout this for a long time.
Some Guy
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9/5/2014 | 4:26:43 PM
Add # 5: IoT rarely reboot so miss boot checks
To your list I'd add a 5th one. Embedded real-time systems rarely reboot, so a lot of the fundamental underpinnings of cybersecurity that are checked at boot time (e.g., measured boot) don't happen often enough (if at all). If you solve 1-4 without solving this, you are building on quicksand. Maybe it should be # 0.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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9/5/2014 | 4:36:16 PM
Re: Add # 5: IoT rarely reboot so miss boot checks
I hadn't thought of that one, @SomeGuy. Thanks! Any particular devices you'd use as an example here that illustrate this? 
Some Guy
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9/6/2014 | 1:01:48 AM
Re: Add # 5: IoT rarely reboot so miss boot checks
e.g., when was the last time you rebooted your settop box? WiFi router? NEST? iPhone?
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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9/10/2014 | 6:14:15 PM
Re: Add # 5: IoT rarely reboot so miss boot checks
Good ones. Thanks for providing the examples. 


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