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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
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CharityWright
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12/6/2016 | 11:58:46 AM
Great Report!
Troy, great work man! So happy to see your work published here on DarkReading. The security world will benefit from your knowledge and experience. I really love that you set up an IoT honeypot to evaluate the time it takes to get hit. Many organizations are struggling to get a grip on Mirai and Bashlight malware. Thanks so much for your insight and recommendations!
Mark.Baugher
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12/6/2016 | 8:35:55 AM
Is DHS the right agency to regulate security?
Great article, thanks!  Both Schneier and Krebs have called for regulation of devices that connect to the Internet - or any network since practically all connect to the Internet.  This raises the questions of who and how.  Krebs thought a UL type of organization is a promising approach.  Such testing and certification can be voluntary or mandatory, but I favor the latter.  Who should do iis a difficult question given the anti-privacy bias of the US government.  It's hard to trust any government agency to regulate a cyber-security function when leading government organizations in this space want to mandate backdoors in hardware and software.  There is a trust issue.

Don't get me wrong, the DHS is doing some good work in this area such as NCATS, the National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Services, https://www.us-cert.gov/ccubedvp/federal.  In pursuing NCATS for my company's products, I encountered some pushback from a couple of our most knowledgeable security engineers.  This is understandable given the role of the NSA and other government agencies in subverting the security of US-made networking products.  The blowback of these activities, many of them revealed by Edward Snowden, continues to plague US businesses.  For example, I recently had a European customer tell me that AWS was not suitable so long as US engineers have access to datacenters serving their customers.

Regulation of network gear is indeed necessary and overdue, but how to regulate and who will do it remains a problem.

 


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