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The Unintended Attack Surface Of The Internet Of Things
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Charlie Babcock
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9/29/2015 | 9:31:52 PM
Are you embracing the IoT with your eyes closed?
I think the casual Internet of Things and the industrial Internet of Things will look quite different, and there will be protections for those who know how and care to use them. I don't think many IT staffs are going into the Internet of Things with their eyes closed and fingers crossed, but I could be wrong.
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2015 | 9:43:30 PM
Networking hardware
Networking equipment at the consumer (and even, sometimes, at the enterprise) level is notoriously insecure.  Experts have predicted that at least 1/5 of all routers, for instance, have some backdoor or other exploit.

The NSA even took advantage of this fact with some of the organizations it infiltrated.
Joe Stanganelli
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9/29/2015 | 9:45:13 PM
Re: Are you embracing the IoT with your eyes closed?
I'm sure there are at least a few organizations taking the not-even crossing-their-fingers-because-they-aren't-even-thinking-about-it approach -- as many often do with all kinds of security threats.
Dr.T
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9/30/2015 | 10:17:35 AM
IoT security
Nobody pays attention to the security and vulnerabilities that IoT will create to other systems around them. Everybody is focused on geting an IoT device out the market. Home devices and wearables are real next stages of security problems we will be hearing more often than less.
Dr.T
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9/30/2015 | 10:20:47 AM
Re: Are you embracing the IoT with your eyes closed?
I wish you are correct. But all these startups have an idea in mind which lacks the security. They do not have time and money to spend on investigation what consequences we would face if my toaster talks to my fridge?
Dr.T
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9/30/2015 | 10:22:18 AM
Re: Networking hardware
I would agree with that. That is why it is important to have a layered security approaches. No error-free device in this planet.
Dr.T
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9/30/2015 | 10:24:00 AM
Re: Are you embracing the IoT with your eyes closed?
Agree. Some takes it quite seriously because of their past experiences with government agencies and troubles that they had to go though. But most does not even care.
Dr.T
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9/30/2015 | 10:24:28 AM
Everything is coding error
Most of the vulnerabilities are either miscoding or misconfiguration of the system. Some bugs may result into vulnerability some others may not. Remember there is no error-free application.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/11/2015 | 8:13:17 PM
Re: Networking hardware
"No error-free device in this planet."

Of course, most of those errors -- let's face it -- are PEBKAC errors.

(PEBKAC = "Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair")


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